vinicunca

Vinicunca

Vinicunca is the region where the Seven Colors Mountain or Rainbow Mountain (5,000 masl / 16,404 fasl) is located, in the Quipicanchis province, in Cusco.

Its geological formations reveal all its splendor, in contrast to the blue sky forming a formidable barrier between the desert of the coast and the Amazonian rainforest, dominated by the beautiful snowy Ausangate (6,384 m / 16,404 fasl), one of the sacred mountains of this region.

The mountains of Vinicunca are part of the Vilcanota mountain range and have a natural coloration by the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion, that have impressively agglomerated forming a set of seven colors.

After a 3-hour bus ride from Cusco, visitors will arrive in Qheshiuno, where a 4-hour trek starts with a slight slope but permanent and tiring, especially for those who do not have long trekking experience.

Access to the Seven Color Mountain is prohibited, so the beauty seen in the photographs is obtained from an adjoining mountain.

It is recommended to do this trek in 2 days to avoid health problems resulting from an unsuccessful acclimatization.

Altitude
ALTITUD

3,300 - 5,000 masl / 10,827 - 16,404 fasl

Seasonality
TEMPORALIDAD

All year round

Distance
DISTANCIA

12 km

Difficulty level
DIFICULTAD

Difficult

Remarks
OBSERVACION

Prior experience of hiking in high altitude and good health are recommended.

Offer
OFERTAS

Private and shared services