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).