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Level of difficulty





Without accomodation


5 100 m.s.n.m. (normal) - 5 200 m.s.n.m. (maxima)

Group size

19 people (maximum)


-5 - 10 °C


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The 7-color Peru Mountain of “Wininkunka”, also known as Vinicunca Mountain of Colors is an incredible place that attracts more tourists every year to Cusco, and is the second most visited attraction, after Machu Picchu. Having recently become popular, there is a good reason why so many people pay to get to this beautiful place, the hill of the seven colors Vinicunca

We assure you that if you book with us you will not only pay the best price, but you will find the best experience in this location.


The slopes and the summit are dyed in various shades that include red, purple, green, yellow, pink and other variations. This tourist attraction was surrounded by ice not many years ago. Since 2016, this place receives hundreds of visitors a day, along with Machu Picchu, becoming one of the most visited places in Cusco-Peru.


  • Daily tours: 4 am to 16:30 am
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Starting point: Cusco
  • Places we will visit: Cusipata – Vinicunca
  • End point: Cusco
  • GROUP: 17 – 20
  • Physical level: Level 3
  • Altitude: 5100 mts
  • Category: Nature
  • Best time to visit: May – November

Experience a gorgeous route towards the valley of Ausangate on a walk which takes approximately 1 hour, in which we will appreciate a chain of mountains as the further we ascend, they will begin changing colours until we arrive at Vinicunca, known as the Mountain of 7 colours of Rainbow Mountain, due to its similarity with the colours of the rainbow hence the name, Rainbow Mountain. The mountain of Vinicunca is located at 5,200 mts, and due to the large quantity of minerals which reveals its own products of the thaw has obtained its famous colours which attract hundreds of tourists every year.

Vinicunca or Winikunka, also known as Mountain of 7 colours, Rainbow Mountain or Mountain of colours (the villagers call it coloured hill) is a mountain of Peru with an altitude of 5200 mts.

It is situated in the stretch towards the snowcapped mountain of Ausangate, in the Andes of Peru, Cusco region between the districts of Cusipata, province of Quispicanchi and Pitumarca, province of Canchis.



This program commences very early with the departure from Cusco

Our mobility will come and collect you from your hotel depending on the selected time of the program, in order to head towards the district of Cusipata which is at a distance of approximately 77 kilometers. After being on the bus for 2 hours, you will arrive at the community of Cusipata where you will be able to enjoy breakfast for 30 minutes in order to continue driving for an approximation of a further hour in our mobility until we arrive at the community of PHULAWASIPATA. From this point we will initiate our walk towards the Mountain of 7 colours – Vinicunca. The walk will take roughly 1 hour with 45 minutes to 2 hours as we ascend up to 5100 mts.

Now being at the top of the mountain, our guide will give a brief explanation about this beautiful natural formation.

According to some geologists from the society of geology of Peru, the mountain of Vinicunca, alongside many other mountains of the huge Cordillera of the Andes have formed from the movement of the tectonic plates which have elevated the marine sediments to the point of being converted into impressive mountains.

On the other hand, the color presented by Vinicunca is the result of the oxidation of some minerals due to erosion, humidity and other geological factors.

At some point in our history, the mountain was covered with blocks of ice: it was snowy. However, due to global warming and climate change, the ice disappeared and left in its place this magical landscape that demonstrates the beauty and ecological fragility of planet Earth.

The coloring of the 7-color hill, according to the studies of the Deconcentrated Directorate of Culture of Cusco, is due to the following mineralogical composition:

The pink color is the red clay, fangolites (mud) and arilites (sand).

The Blanquecino is by quartz sandstone and marls, rich in calcium carbonate.

Red is composed of clays (iron) and clays belonging to the upper tertiary.

The green is due to the compound of phyllites and clays rich in magnesium ferro.

The earthy brown is a product of fanglomerate composed of rock with magnesium belonging to the Quaternary era.

And the mustard yellow color is due to the presence of calcareous sandstones rich in sulphured minerals.

After receiving our information and time to visit the mountain and take our photos we will take the same way back to our mobility and later return for 1 hour to the CUSIPATA district of PAUCARPATA community to have our lunch in our restaurant. 2:00 pm to We will have lunch. 2:00 pm we begin the return to the city of Cusco. 4:30 pm to 5:00 pm arrival at the square.

Along the way we will be able to appreciate some South American camelids, settlers with their typical costumes and the change in the coloration of the mountains until we reach Vinicunca where we can enjoy the landscape of the entire Vilcanota mountain chain.


  • Entrance to the Rainbow Mountain
  • Tour guide
  • Private minivan transport
  • Buffet lunch
  • Continental breakfast
  • Hiking poles
  • First aid kit




  • Cold drinks



We recommend that you stay for at least 2 days in Cusco in order to get used to the altitude. Remember that, although the walk in around 2 hours to get there and 2 hours on the way back, if you have not familiarized yourself to the altitude you could potentially have difficulty during the trek.



  • Passport
  • Small backpack (For your water, camera, snacks etc.)
  • Light clothing, and jacket (As the weather can vary a lot and there is a lot of wind)
  • Hat for both the sun and the cold
  • Sunscreen
  • Extra money for extra expenses
rainbow mountain
full day
Before $30
Price $30 per person
2019 Rate

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