Matara street #222, Cusco – Perú

Rainbow mountain 2 Days 1 Night

Starting from $ 570.00

Per person in group Service

Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region (just under 21,000 ft elevation) and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota. Refreshingly off the standard tourist path lies mountains home for this gorgeous spectacle of colored peak, located high above mountains.

This trek will take you about 5 hours and is still a hidden treasure. Enjoy the amazing colors of the mountains before they are discoverede by the public.

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  • 2 organic buffet lunch / 1 healthy energy breakfast / 1 buffet dinner.
  • 2 snacks / water 1 day.
  • Starting Altitude – 4000m / 13123.36ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 5155m / 16912.73ft.
  • Total, Walking Distance – 16km / 9.94miles.
  • Longest Day – Days 2 and day 2, approximately 9km / 5.59miles.
  • Overall Difficulty Difficult


We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30am and head to the southeast of cusco. We will start this journey by visiting one of the most beautiful churches of the andes in andahuaylillas considered the sistine chapel of america. It was built at the end of the 16th century and is a true gemof baroque art in the andes.

After this we will continue to another attraction on this journey is the pitumarca bridge, made of time and Stone.

We will arrive around midday to the community of quesheuno, where we will have lunch prepared by master chef, and then we will start the 3-hours walk to our camp located in ananta at 4715 meters above sea level. Our hosts will be the inhabitants of this andean community, who are alpaca and llama farmers and accustomed to the extreme cold and loneliness of the mountain. We will spend the night in our tents. And we finally will enjoy our delicious dinner.

Note: we suggest very warm clothes and sleeping bags suitable for 15 degrees C, as the temperature usually drops to at least – 10 degrees C in these place.

Wake up time will be at 5:00am we start the day very early, so we can have breakfast and get ready for the 1.5 to 2 hours walk up to 5,150 meters above sea level, where we will enjoy the impressive view of the rainbow mountain, a marvel of nature. We will take spectacle picture and film the landscape and enjoy the view. When we are ready, we will continue hiking down for another 3 hours to where our transport will be waiting. We will have lunch before returning to cusco we will be at your hotel aproximately 5:00pm.

Included / Not included


  • Tour Guides : All of our tour guides are professionals who studied tourism at
    University and come from around the Cusco region. They also all speak Quechua the language of Cuzco region. All
    of them are extremely knowledgeable and fun to be around.
  •  Master Chef : Your master chef is an important person, preparing you
    delicious, buffet-style organic meals throughout the trek. If you have any dietary requests, such as vegetarian
    foods, please let us know.
  •  Asemilas : In this case we do not provide porters, in Rainbow Mountain Hike
    we provide mules, horses will carry our cooking and campimg equipment and up to 7 kg of your personal
  •  Note : we will give you your duffle bags (for the mules to carry) at your
    briefing the night before we start the trek. This should be filled with the things you need for the night and
    the next days. You will not have access to your duffle until you reach the campsite. we will have also mules,
    horse’s drivers which they will help us for two days and our cook he will going on cooking until Hydroelectric.
  •  Transportation : we will go by private transportation all the way to
    starting point called Quesheuno, from where we will start our hike. After we end our trip in Cusco city, end at
    your hotel.
  •  Tents : Made especially for trekking, our tents are professional and very
    comfortable. We use 4-person, Eureka Timberline tents that only need to be shared by 2 people.
  •  Rainbow mountain permit : A permit is required for entry to the Trail and
    rainbow mountain. As soon as we receive your details and deposit, as long as permits are still available with
    the government office, we will purchase your permits for you. These permits are in your name for a specific date
    and can’t be changed once confirmed. Only your passport number may be updated.
  •  Oxygen and First Aid : On this trek, the highest point is at the first pass
    (5100m/16,732ft). The guide will have oxygen and first aid them at all times. However, if you have any
    prescriptions from your doctor, please bring them with you. All our guides have received training from a medical
  •  Pre – Briefing : Prior to your trek you will have a briefing in your hotel.
    Please let us know where you are staying and what time is good for you. We typically suggest around 6:00 pm, but
    you may choose another time if you prefer. At briefing time, we will give you the details of the trek and
    provide the Machulas Journey duffel bags that will be with the porters while you hike. And finally, you will
    have the opportunity to ask your guide any questions you might have.
  •  Water : We will supply water every morning, at lunchtime, during our
    afternoon hike, and at night. The water will be boiled, filtered, and then cooled down before distributing. You
    just need to bring a container for water on the trek and let our master chef know how many liters you will drink
    so that he knows how much water to prepare. Our recommendation is to drink a lot of water while you hike,
    especially when we are at higher elevations.

Not Included

  • Sleeping Bags : Your sleeping bag is not included in your trek, so hikers will need to bring their own or rent one from Machulas Journey. Machulas Journey will provide you with a regular mattress. If you want to sleep well, you may want to bring an inflatable air mattress as well. They are also available for rent: (sleeping bag 20 USD, and inflatable air mattress 20 USD).
  •  Walking Stick : Walking sticks are very helpful on this trek. If don’t have your own, you can rent them from our office for 15 USD.

Items to bring


  • A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the Journey – prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping
  • Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold
  • Sun block
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
  • Insect repellent – minimum recommended 20% DEET – although no malaria risk has been reported
  • Snacks : biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.
  • Your own medical kit with any special medications that you might require, paracetamol, second skin for blisters etc.
  • Small towel or sarong
  • Bathers/swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in hot springs )
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
  • Original passport & ISIC (International Student Identity Card) if you have one.
  • Walking sticks or poles (we can hire these to you. Please note poles with metal tips cannot be carried into Machu Picchu and should be left at your hotel on the final day)
  • Binoculars (if you have them)

Group service price

standard $ 350 USD Per person
standard Groups of 3-4 $ 315 USD Per person
standard Groups of 5-6 $ 300 USD Per person

Private service price

standard $ 420 USD Per person
standard Groups of 3-4 $ 400 USD Per person
standard Groups of 5-6 $ 350 USD Per person

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