THE 7 COLORS MOUNTAIN / AUSANGATE / RAINBOW TOUR [1 DAY]

  1. Duration:1 day
  2. Locale:Cusco - Peru
  3. Service:Shared
  4. Difficulty:Medium
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  2. Price 85.00 USD Per 1 Persons

The colors mountain / ausangate / rainbow tour [1 day]

THE TOUR TO RED MOUNTAIN DESCRIPTION - 7 COLORS

The tour starts at 3:00-3:20 a.m. with the pick up passengers from their hotels in Cusco to start the adventure and walk through the mountain of 7 colors. They will be 3 hours approximately in tourist transport up to reach the small town of Qhechuyno, this will be the starting point, and here we will have our breakfast before leaving for the "Red Mountain". After our breakfast will be provided instructions for the hike of the day and will start with the walk, admiring the beautiful landscapes, lakes and habitat of South American camelids (alpacas, llamas, vicuñas, puma, Andean birds and condor etc.), the Trek lasts approximately 3 ½ Hrs. until you reach a place called Vinincunca - Passo 5250 masl, from where we have the view more impress of Red Mountain. The magnificent colors that it is characterized are natural formations of minerals that give color to the mountain. Also from this point you will see the snow-covered mountain of the Apu Ausangate, sacred mountain since Inca times. At the end of the tour we descend to our starting point where expect us our lunch and transport for the return to the Cusco city.

  • Important information: It is necessary to take into account the following details about the tour in the Red Mountain or CERRO COLORADO.
  • Having good physical condition for the walk, (10 Km approximately), the hard walk 3 hrs ascent and 2 hrs and 30 min. downhill.
  • Preliminary stage of acclimatization of 2-3 days in Cusco or other similar city, be prepared for a wide range of changes in temperature.
  • Maximum altitude is 5250 meters above sea level and the minimum altitude of 3800 masl, height increases as you go, that makes the walk really tired and agitated.
  • It is recommended to drink coca leaf tea or muña at breakfast, will help us open the bronchi and breathe better.
  • The climate in the Andes is unpredictable, can be hot and sunny and of nowhere become rainy, windy and cold. Hikers should be prepared with equipment suitable for varying weather conditions throughout the day.
  • Having a Bank of power (extra batteries) (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).

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ITINERARY

  • 03:00 am Pick up passengers from their hotels in the Cusco city.
  • 03:30 am Depart of Cusco with destination to the Red Mountain.
  • 06:30 am Arrival and breakfast in Qhechuyno.
  • 07:30 am Start walking to Vinicunca.
  • 11:00 a.m. Arrival at Cerro Vinicunca "Rainbow Mountain".
  • 02:30 pm Lunch at Qhechuyno with subsequent return to Cusco.
  • 07:00 pm Arrival to Cusco, San francisco Square.

THAT INCLUDES THE TOUR:

  • Pick up from your hotel in the Center of the Cusco city.
  • Transportation tourism Cusco - Qhechuyno - Cusco.
  • Food (breakfast and lunch Semi - Buffet).
  • Tickets to entry to Vinicunca.
  • English - quechua – Spanish Professional Guide.
  • Cook and cooking equipment (attendees are provided for larger groups).
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Vegetarian food is optional, indicate at the time of the booking of the tour.
  • Camp and equipment for breakfast and lunch (tables and chairs).

THAT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:

  • Horse and a muleteer in emergency (in case that you can’t continue the walk).
  • Tips.
  • Extra drinks.
  • Others not listed in the tourist package.

He is recommended for the tour:

  • A small backpack with a change of clothing for the walk.
  • Rainwear (jacket, pants or poncho for rain)
  • Trekking shoes and extra socks.
  • Warm clothing such as jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, hat, among others.
  • Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses.
  • Toilet paper, camera and extra batteries.
  • Take cookies, energy bars, chocolates, fruit, granola, etc.
  • Personal medical kit with special medication you may need according to the directions of your doctor.
  • Sufficient cash, extra expenses (rent of horse, tips and souvenirs).
  • Sticks or poles for trekking.

AUSANGATE MOUNTAIN

  • Ausangate mountain, also known as seven colors Mountain, Cerro colorado, or Rainbow Mountai. The landform belongs to the Ausangate snow-covered mountain in The Vilcanota mountain range and has its highest point at 5,000 meters. The Incas believed that this mountain was born the male energy that fertilizes the Pachamama (mother earth). On the slopes of this mountain is born the Vilcanota River and flows into the Amazon. "Apu" Ausangate is the Andean culture, source of life and guardian of one of the most varied in the world ecosystems, its name means "copper" in quechua. When you are on this mountain, remember that it is sacred to local people, in fact, many Andean communities nearby, still have dates of pilgrimage to the top of the mountain as the community of Chillca.

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