Walking through the Andes through villages with living traditions, Cusco is the ideal place for outdoor sports and adventure. The Andean geography of Cusco is plagued by a great amount of snow-covered mountains of more than 5,000 meters, lagoons, rivers, bucolic valleys and picturesque villages.
Cusco has excellent scenarios for mountaineering, trekking, rafting, mountain biking, paragliding and hang gliding, balloon flights, bungee rides, horseback riding. Highlighting the mountain circuits such as Ausangate, Salkantay and Choquequirao and the famed Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
Surprise yourself with a destination without equal: the Walk to the Mountain of 7 Colors of a day. The Vinicunca mountain, known as La Montaña 7 Colores or Montaña Arco Iris, offers you a dreamlike landscape by having the seven colors of the rainbow stacked one on top of the other. Like a multicolored mantle or the reflection of the rainbow on earth, Vinicunca rises to be admired throughout the year. This destination is almost 5,000 meters high (16,400 feet) and three hours of walking. The radiant sun will accompany you along the route as well as families of llamas such as llamas or alpacas, sheep, horses and the imposing landscape of mountains that will be the protagonists of your photographs.
03:30 Departure from Cusco by private car to Pitumarca branch
07:00 Start of the walk to the 7 Colors Mountain
11:00 Arrival at the Mountain 7 Colors. Time for photographs and enjoy the landscape.
11:45 Return to Machuraccay
15:30 Lunch in Hanchipata
16:00 Return to Cusco by private car
19:00 Arrival in Cusco
The adventure begins very early at 03:30 a.m. we will start the pick up for their different lodgings and then go to the picturesque town of Pitumarca south of the city of Cusco, where we will make a stop to provide some necessary things to start the tour as for example water or energy drinks, snack, cereals, etc.
After this short stop, we will continue our trip where we will observe the multicolored landscapes and crops that mix between the mysterious mountains and snowy mountains, Andean animals such as the llama, alpaca, sheep, vicuñas and the deep valleys. We will arrive at 06:30 am at the picturesque town of Japura (Hanchipata), the starting point of our trek, here we will enjoy a delicious Andean breakfast prepared by our Chef.
After having enjoyed our breakfast, we will start our trek for 3 and a half hours, up the mountain until we reach the town of Machuraccay and then we will ascend to the foothills of the Vinicunca hill, place of access control to this mystical place. Continuing the walk we will go through a path that little by little will change the landscape between mountains of intense colors and small streams of ice water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors of our surroundings will change by the climate, we will reach an altitude of 5033 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca).
This will be the point where we will have enough time to be able to take pictures, videos, etc. At the same time it will be the place where we will enjoy our refreshment while our sight delights with the magic that the mountains enclose behind their veil of clouds and snowy peaks, after such exquisite experience we will undertake the return walk to the town of Japura (Hanchipata) where We will have a delicious buffet lunch prepared by our cook, later we will return to Cusco arriving at around 7:00 p.m., so we finish the walk to the mountain of 7 colors.
Note: During the ascent we will have a backup horse in case of an emergency.
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