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.


  • 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


Tree Planting Project

SAM Travel Peru is a socially responsible tour operator concerned about the environment. Our Plant A Tree campaign creates awareness to local communities and the citizens of the city of Cusco that deforestation issue in the Andes Mountains is a serious one. As each year, many mountain slopes are void of trees and that causes a huge decline in the wildlife.

Dreams Come True For Student

December of 2017, SAM Travel Peru fulfilled the dreams of 36 children and their parents from the indigenous community of Pampamarca way up in the Andean mountains in the south of Cusco. They got to tour Cusco City, Sacred Valley and the Citadel of Machu Picchu all paid for by SAM Travel Peru. These are children do not have the resources nor ability for many reasons to be able to experience the historical sites of their Inca heritage. Sam Travel Peru wants to give them a once in a lifetime experience up close and in person of their heritage and restore their pride in their culture, history and Inca heritage.

Our Christmas Party In The Andes

We kick off our annual Christmas social project focused on helping communities surrounding the imperial city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley. We journeyed towards the community of Pacchanta, located within the district of Ocongate (home to Ausangate Mountain). This quaint and isolated community is home to about 400 people or so. SAM Travel Peru was able to complete this project successfully with the help of its dedicated team members!


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