Mountain of 7 colors in 1 day
Are you looking for a one-day adventure after your unforgettable group or private trip to Machu Picchu or the Sacred Valley tour?. The mountain of 7 Colors (Vinicunca) is for you. This natural wonder was considered among the 100 places you must visit before dying for the prestigious magazine National Geographic.
The 7 Color Mountain is a spectacular place and is located in the Vilcanota mountain range near the highest mountain in Cusco the apu Ausangate (6384 m) . Its striking natural coloration of ocher, purple and yellowish white reds is due to the presence of stones and minerals sedimented thanks to the erosive action of wind and water.
During your adventure through the Mountain of Colors you will enjoy a typical landscape of the Andes surrounded by streams, streams and mountains, you will also have the opportunity to get up close to the local people dedicated to the care of their llamas and alpacas.
- Departures: Daily
- Duration: Full day
- Maximum Height: 5200 msnm Mountain of Colors
- Walking distance: 10km / 2 hours
Cusco - Cusipata- Llacto - Mountain of / Colors - Cusco
- 4:30 pick up from your hotel transfer to Cusipata (2 hours)
- Breakfast at Cusipata
- bus journey (1h) until the starting point of the walk (Llacto)
- Start of the hiking (2 hours up) and return (1hour and half)
- Return to Cusipata for lunch
- Return to Cusco
- End of the tour around 17:00 hrs.
Day 1: Cusco - Quesiuno - Mountain of Seven Colors - Cusco.
Our adventure will begin with the pick up 04:30 am from your hotels in a tourist transport. To then head south of Cusco passing through different villages until Cusipata village (2hrs). Once there we will have a breakfast and then will continue by car to Llacto (1h) 4630 masl, the starting point of our hike.
We will start our hike up around 2 hours until the mountain of Colors (Vinicunca) . During the tour the panorama is surrounded by mountains, small streams where you can see herds of llamas and alpacas. The landscape is typical of the Andean puna.
Once arrived at the Mountain of colors we will have enough time for the photographs, in addition there we will enjoy our refreshment, while our view delights with the spectacular landscape of the mountains. Then we will start the return walk down to LLacto where our car awaits us to continue to Cusipata in where we will have a comforting lunch. Finally we will return to Cusco arriving at approximately 17:00 hrs
Note : The walk to the mountain is a difficult level because of the height. There is also the option of renting horses to avoid fatigue.
Services included in the Tour:
- Pick up from the hotel
- Transfers Cusco -Cusipata, Llacto, Cusco
- Entrance Mountain of Colors
- Official tourist guide
- Meals: (01 breakfast, 01 lunch)
- First aid kit
Not Included in the Tour
- Expenses that the program does not mention.
We recommend to bring
- Photographic camera
- Small backpack for your personal things
- Sunblock and sunglasses
- Rain poncho
Shared Tours, Prices per person