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Rainbow Mountain Trek Packages

Rainbow Mountain Trek: A Quick Guide

The rainbow mountain trek is a “colorful” way of getting into Machu Picchu. Hikers traversing the trail will come across a majestic, Instagram-worthy mountain with layered shades of green, red and yellow. If you’re interested in this alternative route, here are a few things you should take note of in this particular journey:

Hike During the Summer

While you can visit the mountain at any time of the year, it’s a good idea to during summertime. Traversing the trek during the wet season (usually November to March) can be dangerous, as the path could become unsteady and turn into a mudslide.

Prepare for the Altitude

The peak of Rainbow Mountain sits at 17,060 feet, which is almost as high as the base camp of Mount Everest. A major mistake when taking the trek is underestimating the altitude and its effect on the human body. The entire route takes place at a high altitude, so acclimatizing is crucial before moving on to the next leg of the journey.

Sleep Properly

Turning in early is important for this trek. Lack of sleep can ruin the joy of the journey.

Also, drinking alcohol before bed is a no-no. The altitude could magnify any hangover symptoms, which may leave you feeling terrible the following day.

Take in the Views During the Trek

The colorful striped mountain peak isn’t the only photo op on your journey. The majestic rainbow mountain trail has a rugged landscape and amazing natural colors. When traversing this route, take plenty of pictures and keep your eyes peeled for grazing horses, alpacas and sheep, as well as little stone villages.

Sam Travel Peru has one-day, two-day, four-day and six-day treks for hikers who are ready to be awed by the multicolor geological features of the trail. Give us a call at (347) 480-1609 for more details.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN TREKS

  • Be awed by the multicolor mountain ranges of Rainbow Mountain
  • View the incredible landscapes of Snowcapped glacier peaks and turquoise lakes.
  • Enjoy landscapes of herds of Alpacas, Llamas, Vicunas and other native animals.
  • Watch for the chance to see native wildlife of bobcats, pumas and the soaring great condor.
  • Relax and be pampered with your private guide for the day and the gourmet food of your chef for the day.

Rainbow Mountain Trek Packages

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO-QESUNO-ANATA On the first day of your Rainbow mountain adventure, we will pick you up at your hotel at 4:00am and drive 3 hours to the trailhead. While packing up our gear our chef will be preparing a hot breakfast to get you fueled up for...
From $297 USD

Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek 6 Days

We recommend this trek for experienced trekkers! Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis Your guide will meet you in Cusco 6am in the morning, and take you via private transportation to the starting point of our trek at Tinqui where we load up your gear onto...
From $757 USD

Rainbow Mountain Trek with view of Ausangate 1 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Cisipata – Llacto – Rainbow Mt – Llacto – Cusco Pick up from your hotel at 4am and transfer to trailhead. Our chef will cook you a hot breakfast a 5 minute drive from the trailhead. The hike up takes about 1.5...
From $150 USD

Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarca – Qesuno – Kayrawiry Lake. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00am to begin this amazing hike! We will drive for 2 hours until we reach the Pitumarca Village, where we will stop to collect supplies and...
From $577 USD

Huchuy Qosqo Treks to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA – HUCHUY QOSQO We pick you up at your hotel at 6 am and then we drive in our private transport to the village of Patabamba (3,800m/12,467ft), only 1 hour from Cusco. Once we arrive, we put our backpacks on and get ready to start a gentle...
From $517 USD
Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Tauca – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes At 6am, we will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca (3,750m/12,303ft), the beginning of your trek. We will be on level terrain and the landscape will be that...
From $397 USD

New Alternative Treks

Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pisac– Huaran – Cancha Cancha The excitement of your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you rise early for your pickup at 5:00am whether in Cusco or Sacred Valley. Within the hour, we will arrive at the ancient remanents of this...
From $697 USD

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu – via Salkantay 5 Days

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa- Pampa Japonesa At 5am, we pick you up at your hotel and drive in our private van for 3.5hours to Soraypampa. Along the way, you can enjoy some spectacular views of villages, Iscuchaca, Limatambo, stunning valleys and the spectacular Salkantay snow-capped mountain. At the trail head (Soraypampa), we...
From $677 USD

Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – RAF´QA – SOQMA – Q´ORIMARCA We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive for 2 hours to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where the Incas historically would honor the moon.  A short drive from here takes us to Rafq’a. Now it is...
From $547 USD

Inca Jungle Trail Adventure to Machu Picchu – Biking, Rafting & Trekking 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA (Biking and rafting) Our adventure starts at 6 am. We leave in our private transport to Ollantaytambo for breakfast, then we drive by bus uphill to reach Malaga pass, (4,350m/14,357ft), where we have a few minutes...
From $547 USD

Lares Hike to Machu Picchu with Pisac Inca Ruins Tour Included 3 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pisac– Huaran – Cancha Cancha The excitement for your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you rise early for your pickup at 5:00am whether in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley. Within the hour, we will arrive at the ancient remanents of...
From $597 USD
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