Rainbow Mountain Trek - Orange Nation Peru

Rainbow Mountain Trek

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From $250


Appreciate the natural Rainbow-like colors of the recently discovered Rainbow Mountain Trek! You will hike through some secluded communities, in which you may interact with the indigenous people who are still keeping their ancient Inca culture alive! You will see snow-capped peaks, herds of llamas, glaciers and turquoise lakes, all set within an incredibly colorful mountain range. The Rainbow Mountain trek offers a selection of wildlife including soaring Condors and Cara Cara Falcons. The colorful sandstone mountains in the area are probably the coolest and most unique natural phenomenon you will ever see!


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Service Level: Standard-Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
Physical Rating: Some high-altitude hikes or more strenuous activities, but accessible to most healthy travellers.
Travel Style: Adventure, hike
Group Size: Small group experience; Max 12, Avg 5.
Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 days - Orange Nation Peru


On the first day of your Rainbow mountain trek, your guide will pick you up from your hotel bright and early- please be ready in your hotel lobby for 4am.

We set out on our 3-hour scenic drive through the South Valley; passing by amazing views of Inca terraces- still in use by local farmers, valleys and rocky mountains.

Once we arrive at our starting point we have a few minutes to arrange our equipment, ensuring you have everything you need in your daypack etc. and the guide will give us a brief for the next two days. As we do that, our chef is busying himself preparing a hearty breakfast for us.

The trek begins in a large green valley, where you will see hundreds of alpacas, local farmers, and the beautiful Ausangate Mountain towering in the distance. This is only a teaser for what is to come on your journey!

As we continue making our way along the trail, we are faced with the first pass of the trek: the Pucacocha pass. At 4,876m/ 16,000 ft, the pass sits just above Pucacocha Lake and the massive Ausangate Mountain is directly in front of you. An incredible sight to behold.

After a successful climb, we will stop around noon to eat lunch and recharge our bodies for the remainder of the hike.

Our destination for the night is Anata, where we will enjoy a beautiful evening surrounded by jaw dropping landscape at the base of the Andes Mountains.

As the sun sets, we set up the dining tent with chairs for the group to relax and enjoy hot drinks and appetizers while dinner is being prepared.

Tonight you will be privy to an unforgettable night sky. Look out for constellations, shooting stars, comets, and be sure to keep yourself lovely and warm with a steaming mug of coca tea.

  • Accommodation: Camping
  • Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Distance: 14km/ 8.7 miles
  • Elevation: 4,200m-5,000m
  • Hiking time: 5-6 hours

Today is the day you have been waiting for! Your chance to see the beautiful Rainbow Mountain- and the best part? You are almost there already.

We will wake you up bright and early (between 4am and 5am) with hot tea or coffee delivered to your tent, and shortly after you will be served a hearty breakfast to fuel you up for your final climb to Vinicuna (Rainbow Mountain).

A huge benefit to the two day trek over the one day trip is that you will be in the prime position to be one of the first at the mountain, getting in before the hundreds of others who will also visit the same day.

Take some time by yourself to really appreciate the beautiful nature that surrounds you. It truly is a magical place! After we have enjoyed the mountain we hike for roughly 3 more hours, after which e enjoy lunch and depart for Cusco in our private van (3 hours).

Arrival time back in Cusco will depend on how long you want to spend on Rainbow Mountain, but we typically get back around 5pm or 6pm and drop you off at your hotel.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Distance: 18km/ 11 miles
  • Elevation: 5,000m-5,200m-4,200m
  • Hiking time: 6-7 hours


2 to 8 people $ 250 USD per person

***This price includes an extra pack horse which will carry your belongings up to 7 kgs. We will provide you a duffel bag, in which you can put your things.

***We provide large Eureka 4 person tents for each 2 trekkers.


  • Sleeping bag –$10 USD per person per trek (They are steam cleaned after every trek)
  • Air mattress –$10 USD per person per trek (Therm-a-rest mattresses)
  • Walking poles –$5 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • TRANSFER – from the airport to hotel (Cusco only)
  • DUFFEL BAG AND LINER BAGS – included in the trekking price
  • BOILED WATER is included along the Trek
  • OXYGEN TANK will be available along the trek



  • Pick-up at your hotel the morning of your trek
  • Private transport from Cusco to Soraypampa trailhead and back to Cusco
  • English-speaking, experienced and professional guide
  • Comfortable tents with two people in a four-person tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • All camping equipment such as: dining tent, table, chairs, kitchen and toilet tent
  • Tent for our staff to sleep in
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Horses (for equipment and personal items) including horsemen
  • Foam sleeping mattresses and camping pillow
  • 7 kgs of your personal items such as extra clothes and sleeping bag will be carried by our pack horses
  • Boiled water for drinking and washing purposes


  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperature of minus 10°C
  • Air mattresses
  • Trekking poles
  • Tips for the crew, guide, cook and porters of ORANGE NATION PERU


  • Original Passport (it has to be the same you have used for booking your trek)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: 2-3L (Please bring reusable bottles, not disposable)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from Orange Nation)
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Toilet paper


As a Direct Local Tour operator we provide you with a duffel bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra pack horse which will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress and extra clothing.

  • 1 t-shirts
  • 1 hiking pants
  • 2 sets of undergarments
  • 2 sets of hiking socks
  • Fleece/ Thermals
  • Warm clothes, down jacket
  • Warm gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
  • Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
  • Large plastic bags will be provided at the office to line your duffel
  • Sleeping bag: It has to be at least -15ºC – This can be rented from us


  • Face moisturizer
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Personal medications
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc


We highly recommend a small backpack 30 to 40L for hiking in the day. The remainder of your belongings will be in your duffel bag at camp.

  • Water: Please supply your own water until the first lunch spot, then we will provide you with cold boiled water at every meal time. Please bring your canteens
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Wool hat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Snacks like chocolate bars, cereal bars or any dry fruits.
  • Rain poncho
  • Gloves
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks & tips
Rainbow Mountain Trek
From USD $250

Why travel with Orange Nation Peru?

We have become the leaders in small group adventure travel over the past three decades by consistently listening to our travelers and delivering what they desire: adaptable itineraries, the freedom to explore, smaller group sizes, safety and peace of mind, and knowledgeable local guides who provide unique insights into the destination that would be missed through any other means of travel.

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EXPERT GUIDES : Our expedition staff are experienced, enthusiastic and among the best in the industry - they are our secret to success

SMALL GROUPS: Travelling with us will always feel like going with friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

OUR EXPERIENCE: With fifteen years’ experience and over 25 Packages to Machu Picchu alone, our team knows how to deliver a successful expedition.

ENVIRONMENTAL: Education and conservation are our passion. We aim to create lifelong ambassadors for the protection of all wilderness areas.

Travelers' Choice Awards 2023
Excellent based on 360 reviews

Letty C

Excellent worker

Jun. 2023

Joaquín excellent 👍 Very Caballero helped me with my 🎒 offered me oxygen does very well His work ⁇ in singing to Subme to the 🐎 And what a beautiful mountain it cost me to Climb but with the Joaquín's help I did!

Mariana D

A great adventure!

May. 2023

We made 4D / 3N of the Inka Trail. The experience was challenging, but it was worth it. Chef Fortunato's meals and explanations of Jony and David's places were very complete. Tmb the patience to make sure we all get there on time.


Fast and friendly service

Dec. 2022

We did not get to specify the service due to the political situation in the country, however the company quickly and carefully proceeded with the return. Very good service and when the situation calms down we will resume service with them.

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