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Rainbow Mountain Peru


This tourist attraction was surrounded by ice not many years ago, but since 2016, this place receives hundreds of visitors a day, becoming, along with Machu Picchu, one of the most visited places in Cusco-Peru.

It is a mountainous formation tinged with various shades, the product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and summit are dyed in various hues including red, purple, green, yellow, pink, and other variations.


The mountain of the 7 Colours (also called Vinicunca or simply ‘rainbow’) is one of the new and best attractions in Peru. Located more than 100 kilometres from the city of Cusco.

It is a mountainous formation tinged with various shades, the product of the complex combination of minerals. The slopes and summit are dyed in various hues including red, purple, green, yellow, pink, and other variations.

Here is all the information about the Mountain of 7 Colours.


The Rainbow Mountain is at an altitude of more than half of Mount Everest, that is the biggest Mountain in the World.

The rainbow mountain in Cusco, Peru is made up of 15 different, colourful minerals.

The Rainbow mountain in Cusco, was discovered in 2012, when all the snow top that was covering it melted away, due to the climate change, so in 2012 became famous around the word thanks to the social media.


You will see animals from the region, like Llamas and the Fauna and flora, also the Red Valley in the right hand.

Where is Peru’s Colourful Mountain?

The mountain of colours is located in the Andes Mountains in Peru, in the department of Cusco in the province of Canchis, at 5,200 m.a.l., an area of ​​considerable elevation, and it belongs to the Pitumarca village.

Also, where is the Colourful Mountain of Peru is long from the imposing snowfall of Ausangate, this place was long before two adventurous hairs that we will walk. Photos posted on Facebook and Instagram will not become popular. Since 2016 it is a popular tourist spot.

How to get to the Rainbow Mountain Peru?

The best way to get to the Rainbow Mountain, Peru is by TOUR TRAVEL OPERATOR AGENCY After a journey of approximately 2 hours on the Longitudinal Highway of the Sierra del Sur Peruano, you will arrive at Pitumarca. The journey continues on a trail to the community of Pampa Chiri.

From there, you follow a route through the mountain slopes, this route is 5 kilometres long and can be done on foot or on horseback to finally reach Vinicunca. There are tours that offer and service on how to go to Colourful Mountain Peru.


The climate, typical of the higher areas of Cusco, is cold. Rain, wind and altitude sickness (or soroche) can be the biggest obstacles for travellers.

Temperature of Rainbow Mountain Peru:

The temperatures of Rainbow Mountain can drop below zero degrees Celsius. The best time to do this adventure is during the dry season (April to October), when rains on the rivers are less likely. If you plan to visit during the rainy season (November to March), bring a raincoat with you.

Flora and fauna:

The incredible geography of the place is the scene of animals typical of the high regions of the Andes, such as llamas, alpacas and vicuñas. The inhabitants of the region raise horses to offer them as a means of transport to visitors. Due to the height of this region, the ichu or natural herb of the Andes is abundant.

Tour Rainbow Mountain Trek:

Tour Rainbow Mountain – This picturesque summit used to be an attractive 4-day trail to the snowy Ausangate. Over the years, this mountain has gained popularity on its own.

Today, the most popular way to visit this summit is through a tour. There are 1 and 2 day services. Most include transportation, food, entrance fees and a professional guide. In the city of Cusco, there are several tourist agencies that offer these services. Are you travelling alone?


Difficulty Trek Rainbow Mountain, Peru:

The 1.30-hour walk (depending on the tourist’s physical condition) is not dangerous and requires moderate to high physical effort, there are sections of considerable slopes up and down.

However, one of the biggest difficulties is the cold and icy wind, the altitude of the area can cause altitude sickness or soroche, so a previous acclimatization of 1 or 2 days in the city of Cusco is recommended.


The rainbow mountain sits at 5.250 meters above sea level (17,000 feet) so it is very difficult for people without good health.


The Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca) At 5,250 meters (17,050 feet) above sea level, so the altitude is more than half that of Mount Everest in Nepal, Great Himalayas.


Spend a day or two acclimating in the city of Cusco. Bring warm clothes for the walk. If you do not consider yourself in good physical condition for the walk, rent a horse from one of the residents. On that day, don’t forget your hat or cap, sunscreen, jacket, pants, shoes ideal for trekking and raincoat.

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