We leave early from Cusco traveling by private van to the village of Tinki. You will see the amazing mountain range of Vilcanota and pass through traditional Andean villages on route and have the chance to stop and take some photos. When we arrive at Tinki, we will meet our trek staff. Then our horsemen will arrange all the group gear and packs on the horses and the adventure begins. our walk-through farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. We will walk for around 3 hrs and then time for a lunch stop. After lunch we continue for another 2 hours to reach Upis (4,100 m / 13,448 ft). dinner, and camp for the night.
Minimum Elevation: 3,800 m / 12, 464 ft, Maximum Elevation: 4,400 m / 14,432 ft, Walking Distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles, Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 hours.
After breakfast we are ready to leave our camping and started the hike for the second day. We will climb to the Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft). From this amazing point we will enjoy the contrast between dry desert like hills and breathtaking snowcapped views of Mt. Ausangate and Pucacocha. This area also has three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha, and Qomercocha). Our second campsite is close to Ausangate snowcapped mountain.
Minimum height: 4,100 m / 13,448 ft, Maximum height: 4,850 m / 15,908 ft, Walking distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles, Approximate walking time: 7 – 8 hours.
After breakfast we hike gradually uphill for 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). Your tour guide will show you to the best spots to get the perfect pictures of these incredible mountains and the other surrounding mountains, then will explain what makes these mountains so unique: they are composed of various minerals, which make different colors of stone striations. Not only is this one of the most stunning places in Cusco, these types of mountains are seen in only one other country in the world, China.
After taking photos and enjoying the view, we will continue on the trek until we reach the bus stop. This is a 2-hour downhill hike, where our private van will be waiting to pick us up and take to the lunch spot. We will then drive 2 hours back to Cusco. After one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we will transfer to your Cusco hotel.
Maximum height: 5,020 m / 16,469 feet, Distance covered: 8 km, Approximate walking distance: 4-5 hours.
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