Rainbow Mountain Full Day

Starting from $ 120.00

Per person in group Service
Maximum Altitude:
5,200 meters/17,060 feet
Minimum Altitude:
Group Size:
6-12 -16 max (Small)
Tour Style:
year round
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ELEVATION: 5,200 meters/17,060 feet

This is a full day tour.

Rainbow Mountain is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world because of the 7 vibrant colors. The views of the surrounding mountains are also quite stunning. This is a short high elevation hike with amazing views and natural formations.

When you Arrive in Cusco

Many people ask about altitude sickness, wondering if it will be a problem. Altitude sickness is caused when there is less oxygen in your bloodstream due to being at a high altitude above sea level. It can cause fatigue or general tiredness or even dehydration, dizziness, vomiting or nausea and loss of appetite. “Periodic Breathing” is common at high altitudes. It involves alternate periods of deep and shallow breathing, and breathing may even cease for between 3 and 15 seconds. When it occurs at high altitudes, periodic breathing is not a medical problem on its own. It is just the body’s physiological response to having lower-than-normal oxygen levels in the atmosphere. Your body reacts to this by making you breathe faster and deeper. This in turn causes a quick build-up of carbon dioxide in your blood, which feeds back to your respiratory system causing your breathing to slow down or even stop for a short while. When your body senses a further drop in oxygen levels in the blood, it is kick-started into breathing faster and deeper again. And so, the cycle continues.
Periodic breathing can interfere with your sleep if the periods of no breathing wake you up or make you sleep restlessly. If this becomes a problem, taking the prescription medicine acetazolamide (Diamox) may help. (ASK YOUR DOCTOR).

We take care of our clients and want you to enjoy your vacation so our agency receives support from a doctor who can advise you if you are feeling any symptoms of altitude sickness.
The best advice we can give is to relax and take in plenty of fluids, walk slowly and avoid heavy food and alcohol for at least your first 2 days here. It is best to do short and non-strenuous activities for your first few days until you acclimate to the altitude.


Family Owned Company! Discover Pachamama is owned and operated by Jose and Marizol Soto who were both Born in Peru and currently live in Cusco, Peru. They have a strong passion and love for their country and culture and they want to share it. They are also passionate about the empowerment of women throughout Peru. They are both experienced guides who have over 20 years’ experience hiking the Inca Trail. Here at Discover Pachamama our focus is our guests and you will be treated like part of our family. They both understand that operating a tour company is not simply about taking travelers on a route from point A to point B. It is the journey that allows you to learn and experience firsthand the local traditions and culture all while soaking in the incredible views along the way and possibly a journey of self-discovery. Jose and Marizol aim to fulfill their dreams of sharing the natural beauty and history of Peru with travelers from all around the world. We realize this could be a once in lifetime experience for some of you and we want to make sure you have the best experience. Jose and Marizol are surrounded by a team of experienced, knowledgeable, bilingual guides and trained chefs and amazing porters who our their family.


We will pick you up at 4:00am at your hotel in our private car or van. We will drive for about 2 1/2 hours to the start of our trek Vincuna Station (4,632 meters/15,200 feet). Here we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our chef. After breakfast will start our trek. This will be an 8 mile round trip hike following the same path up and then back down. It will take about 2 hours to reach the pass (5,200meters/17,060 feet). Once we reach the pass we will enjoy wonderful views of rainbow mountain and the highest glacier of Cusco AUSANGATE (6,571meters /21,560 feet).

Along the way we have some short breaks to take photos and your guide explain the history of the mountains and the geography of the area. After enjoying the views and taking many photos will hike back down following the same path until we reach our lunch spot where our chef will be waiting with a delicious meal. Upon finishing lunch we will return to Cusco arriving at about 4:30pm and dropping you off at your hotel. In order to fully enjoy this short high elevation hike your guide with let you know one day before what to bring. We will also provide a walking stick and a rain poncho.


1 – 2 persons $ 160
3 + persons $120



  • Round trip transportation in a private van
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Breakfast and lunch (tell us if you have any restrictions for meals as vegetarian or vegan)
  • Chef and porter
  • First aid kit and oxygen tank
  • Walking stick and rain poncho
  • Entrance fee to the rainbow mountain park
  • Taxes

Not Included

  • Tips for your guides
  • Snacks and water

What you need to bring

  • Passport (Original)
  • Sun block and I nsect repellent
  • Sun hat and sun glasses
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Backpack
  • Snacks and water
  • Camera/Photography Equipment
  • Extra money to tip your guide
  • Any medication you may need

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