Full Day: Cusco – Checacupe – Pitumarca- Quechuyno- Vinicunca-Cusco
Rainbow Mountain, known as the mountain of 7 colors, red mountain or Vinicunca, is a magical place whose paths were part of the ancient Quechua culture, used to exchange their products (bartering) together with other Quechua regions, and has now become a natural wonder similar to the rainbow mountains in China.
Early, around 3:00 am, we’ll pick you up from the hotel in Cusco to make the journey to the Qollasuyo, the southern part of ancient Quechua (Cusco) that was an important part of Tawantinsuyo (4 ancient regions of the Incas) – from the beginning, we will travel for 4 hours in transportation, first passing through the village of Checacupe, then continuing through Pitumarka until we finally reach Quechuyno or Pampachiri, where we will begin the walk. Here, we stop for breakfast and after a brief chat, we will begin our hike at the foot of Mount Ausangate, a climb of about 3 hours to the highest point of Rainbow Mountain. During this trip, we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids. Upon arriving at Rainbow Mountain, we’ll have time to take photographs of this enigmatic place. Then, we will continue with our 3 hour walk downhill with flat parts to the starting point of the walk (Quechuyno or Pampachiri), then by car to Pitumarka where we will have lunch. Finally, we return to Cusco, arriving at 7:00 pm approx.