We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel around 04:00 am and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Punta de Carretera (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. On the way we will provide you Breakfast (at the hotel you may not have option to get breakfast).
We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. Literally herds of alpacas and llamas will immediately surprise you. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents.
Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.
After a total hike of approximately 2.5 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see, the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the shock of their beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak in the environment. We will spend approximately 30 minutes at the top.
At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 2 hours. Our private van will be waiting for us when we return. We will stop for lunch before we head to Cusco
We will embark on the 3 hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is between 5:00 pm.
we do run SMALL GROUP TOURS, 5 people average per departure (not 30 people with one guide as other Companies) that make our difference and Value to our Product.