rainbow mountain peru 4d3n
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Max 12 People
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Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 4D/3N

The Rainbow Mountain Peru and Bioandean Expeditions will provide you with the highest quality service during the Rainbow Mountain Peru throughout your journey in the Andes. We run our trips much different than other operators in that we run private trips and very small groups limiting them to a max of 10 guests to maximize the experience, and give you the full attention of our guides and staff. (Single trekker and large groups welcome, please inquire) Our chef can cater to any dietary needs and will always prepare a delicious spread of local Peruvian style foods for you to enjoy while on our treks. We celebrate special occasions, and work hard to make every trek memorable. Our staff is available to answer any questions in full detail and make sure your booking process goes smoothly and efficiently. Bioandean Expeditions is dedicated to helping the local communities and employs Peruvian guides, staff and crew. Through our treks we have employed over 80 locals and continue to help local villages grow through tourism.

Tour Price

4 Days, 3 Nights

Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek 4D/3N
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Day 01

Cusco ‐ Tinqui Village - Upis Hot Springs

We set off early from Cusco traveling by private van to the small village of Tinqui to start our Rainbow Mountain Peru trek. We will see the impressive mountain range of Vilcanota and pass through several traditional Andean villages en route and take time to stop to take some photos. When we arrive at Tinqui (our trailhead), we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our master chef. Then our horsemen will arrange all the group gear and packs on the horses and our trek officially begins. We begin our walk through farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. We will walk for around 3 hrs and then its time for a lunch stop. After lunch we continue for another 2 hours to reach Upis (4,100 m / 13,448 ft). There we will have the opportunity to soak in the local hot springs before dinner, and camp for the night.


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snacks

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

Level of difficulty


Day 02

Upis ‐ Arapa Pass - Pucacocha

After a big breakfast we are ready to leave our camp and get started on our hike for the day. We will climb to the Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft). From this vantage point we will enjoy the contrast between dry desert like hills and breathtaking snow capped views of Mt. Ausangate and Pucacocha. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha, and Qomercocha). Our second campsite is close to Ausangate glacier at the Rainbow Mountain Peru Trek.


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snacks

Minimum elevation

4,100 m / 13,448 ft

Maximum elevation

4,850 m / 15,908 ft

Walking distance

12 km / 7 ½ miles

Approximate walking time

7 - 8 hours

Level of difficulty


Day 03

Pucacocha - Ausangate Pass - Minasniyuq Pass - Surine Cocha

Today, you will be woken up with “room service” (a hot cup of coca tea). This is going to be one of the most beautiful days of the trek. We will see the Rainbow Mountain Peru in the distance. Also, on today´s journey, we will pass through Alccatauri Village. This is where we will see their traditional village life. There are no trees in the area, so there is no wood to make houses or build fires. The residents are extremely enterprising and make their adobe houses out of mud and build fires with nature´s fertilizer, a.k.a. manure. J. The day begins with a 1 ½ hour uphill climb until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 ft). At this pass, we will see red mountains and also have the opportunity to see Vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas. After we enjoy the pass, we descend for 1 ½ hours until we reach the Alccatauri Village (4,400 m / 14,435 ft). During our time at the village, in return for their generous hospitality, we will give them offerings of coca leaves. This is extremely valuable because this treasurable Peruvian staple can not be grown in this climate. Following this incomparable experience, we will hike a further 30 minutes uphill to our lunch spot at a rustic lodge. After a satisfying lunch, we will begin our voyage uphill to the second pass. After 1 ½ hours, we will follow Llama trail to Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). At this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). The remainder of the day´s journey is a 1 hour downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). The camp is on the banks of the gorgeous Surine Lake (pictured above).


Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner + snacks

Minimum elevation

4,400 m /14,435 ft

Maximum elevation

5,023 m / 16,479 ft

Walking distance

12 km / 7 ½ miles

Approximate walking time

8 - 9 hours

Level of difficulty


Day 04

Surine Cocha - Rainbow Mountain Peru - Quesiuno Village - Cusco

After breakfast we hike gradually uphill for 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). Your guide will walk you to the best spots to get the perfect pictures of these incredible mountains and the other surrounding mountains. Your guide 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 Peru and South America, these type 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 Quesiuno Village. This is a 2 ½ hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there. Our private van will be waiting to pick us up in this village after lunch. We will then drive 3 ½ hours back to Cusco. After one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we will drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is 6 PM.


Breakfast / Lunch

Minimum elevation

5,020 m / 16,469 ft

Maximum elevation

10 km /6.2 miles

Approximate walking time

5-6 hours

Level of difficulty


Includes / Not includes


Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco.

All meals/drinks prepared by private cook (All food on the trek, which incorporates traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine -we can accommodate specific dietary needs).

Boiled water and snacks.

Fluent English/ Spanish speaking guide.

All gear and camping supplies.

Duffel bags for your personal belongings.

Large Dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent.

Horseman/Pack horses to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 7kg per person).

Fees to access private land.

First Aid kit including oxygen tank.

Sleeping pad Thermarest.

Sleeping bag (Available upon request*).

Horseback riding available( upon request, at an additional cost).


Price 2022

Group Price

Price per person

USD $420.00 Per person

Required Pre-payment
USD $200.00


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Saturday 8:30AM – 1PM

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