Rainbow Mountain Hike – 1 Day

Great addition if you have extra time in Cusco before or after visiting Machupicchu!

Duration – 1 Day
Difficulty – Moderate


  • Full Day hike
  • See the most beautiful mountains in southern Cusco
  • Professional English speaking mountain guides
  • High quality service and highly recommended by our clients

* We can arrange a customised itinerary for you to include this hike, contact us for more information.

Tour Itinerary

Pick Up Time: 4-4.30am from hotel

We will pick you up early from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Quesiuno (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) is 3 hours long. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc bridge, we will have breakfast.   We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. We will have beautiful views of Ausangate Mountain and will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We stop for  box lunch along the trail.

Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. This includes potato fields and unique fauna. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas.  Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.  After a total hike of approximately 5 hours, we finally reach our destination, what we came to see….the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). You have some time to explore the area and appreciate the beauty around you!

At this point, it is time to go back down. We hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 4 to 5 hours. Our private vehicle will be waiting for us to return back to Cusco.  Arrival time will be around 8-9pm.

Tour Photographs

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Tour Prices

Options Available

Group Service Private Service
Join other travelers on the tour. Departs daily with collection from central Cusco hotel between 4-4.30am.

US$ 75 per person

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No other persons except your group. Departs daily. You have a Private English Speaking Guide and Private Driver at your disposal for the tour.

Tour start time: 4.30am

2 persons : US$ 230 per person

3+ persons : US$ 190 per person

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  • Professional English speaking guide
  • Professional Driver
  • Transportation
  • Collection from Hotel in Cusco with group and private service (return to hotel included with only private service / group service ends Plaza de Armas)
  • Entrances
  • Box Lunch & Snacks / Water


  • Gratuities/tips


  • Walking Poles – $10 per pole
  • Horses – $50 per horse (to be reserved in advance)

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