The 7 Colors Mountain Tour, is a trekking adventure, which starts in the city of Cusco at the foot of the mountain and after a moderate hike we will arrive to the 7 Colors Mountain.
The most important thing is that this adventure is a good option for people who love nature, hiking and have many days available. In this itinerary we will observe beautiful landscapes typical of the high Andean regions, where you will be in contact with nature.
Early in the morning, around 4:30 am, we will pick you up at your hotel and leave to visit the legendary Cerro Colorado, also known as "Rainbow Mountain" (real name Vinicunca) (approx. 3h).
After a breakfast in a small village on the road, you will arrive at the starting point of the hike (approx. 3h round trip) to discover this psychedelic mountain of seven colors located near the majestic Ausangate (6,372 m altitude).
On arrival, a breathtaking panorama will reward you for your efforts.
During this day, you will also have the opportunity to contemplate the red valley.
On the way back you will stop at a restaurant offering a varied buffet. (3h of road) Arrival֖ée in Cusco at the end of the day towards 17h.
The Red Valley, located 7km from the district of Pitumarca in the province of Canchis, Cusco, is currently considered as a new natural attraction composed of a chain of mountains that stand out visually by the reddish tones in the earth due to the high presence of minerals in the area, giving this beautiful place a wonderful visual addition, which attracts many tourists who love adventure tourism.
It is located at the foot of the snow-capped Ausangate with an elevation of 5100 meters above sea level. Because of this the climate in this area ranges from 7ºC - 12ºC in the morning hours. This is also one of the best times chosen by visitors to make their sightseeing tours.
The route to reach the Red Valley is by trekking, that is, a long walk through mountains over 5000 meters above sea level, so you must take into account that a good physical condition is necessary before making this journey.
The tour is approximately 2 hours by car or tourist bus from the city of Cusco, until you reach the town of Checacupe, from that point you continue to the community of Pitumarca to 30 minutes approx. arriving at K'ayra Wiri begins the hike on a route of approximately 7km, the time to make this journey will depend on the physical condition of each visitor takes about 3 hours and a half. During the way you can appreciate the beautiful landscapes and snow-capped mountains that surround Pitumarca, as well as the characteristic camelids of the area such as llamas and alpacas.
Remember that this is an activity that involves a lot of physical effort so it is recommended:
After the transfer from the city of Cusco and once you arrive to the community of Llactoc you start the 2 hour hike, on a route of approximately 3 km.
During the first part of the tour you can access the horse service that the locals themselves offer to tourists, remember that horses are not allowed access to the viewpoint of the mountain so in the last stretch of the road will have to walk up to the top of the mountain.
The mountain of 7 colors - Vinicunca is located at 5,200 meters above sea level with a cold climate and icy winds coming from the snowy ausangate so remember to bring the following:
The level of difficulty to access this tour is high so this tour is recommended for passengers over 12 years old, as well as it is not recommended for people with heart or respiratory problems.
The best months of the year to make these tours are during the dry season from May to August, due to the absence of rain, the roads are in better condition and the sky is clear with sunny days.
It should be noted that during the rainy season from December to March, you can also make the tour but with the risk of having rain during your visit as well as the fog that covers the mountain interfering in the view of the colors that characterize these tourist attractions. Always consult with your travel consultant.
The mountain of 7 colors - Vinicunca is located at an elevation of 5200 meters above sea level with a characteristic dry frigid climate, which can present certain variations in temperature depending on the season of the year.
The mountain has a unique coloration that has been formed over thousands of years from ancient bodies of lake water and marine sediments that developed during the Tertiary and Quaternary periods, approximately 65 million years ago. An extensive geological history and changes in the movements of the tectonic plates gave the sediments the alignment in different layers by the size of their grains, which were gradually aligned, forming strips of different types of soil and minerals that once exposed to the environment (product of erosion), developed an oxidation of the minerals that compose them, giving them colors that today are a visual wonder within the Cusco landscape.
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