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Rainbow Mountain Tour Cusco
Published on: January 14, 2021 - By: Qosqo Expeditions

The Rainbow Mountain


Rainbow Mountain is the most beautiful mountain in Peru Is located at an altitude of 5,200 meters or 17,000 feet., South of the city of Cusco
Its wonderful attraction of natural minerals accumulate over billions of years of erosion and makes it look like a rainbow, also the locals know it as the painted Mountain of Mother Earth.

Also known as The Mountain of the Seven Colors, Mountain of Colors or Rainbow Mountain.


Its original name is Vinicunca or Winikunka, and the sector is known as the Red Valley of Cusco.

How to getter?

Tourist access requires a two-hour drive from Cusco, and a walk of about 5-kilometer (3.1 mi) or three-and-a-half-hour drive through Pitumarca and one-half-kilometre (0.31 mi) a steep walk (1-1.5 hours) to the hill. As of 2019, no robust methods of transportation to Vinicunca have been developed to accommodate travelers, as it requires passage through a valley. It is located on the road to the Ausangate mountain, in the Andes of Peru, in the Cusco Region, between the districts of Cusipata, province of Quispicanchi, Pitumarca, and the province of Canchis. In the middle of the 2010s, mass tourism became attracted by the mountains’ series of stripes of various colors. This due to its mineralogical composition present on the slopes and summits.


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