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:
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.
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.
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.
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.