VINICUNCA: THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN




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We will start driven to the Southern Valley, following the asphalted road to Puno; before arriving to Cusipata village (3320masl / 10892 ft) we will turn to the left and go on by unpaved path until reach Llaqto (4640 masl / 15223 ft) where we will arrive after almost 3 hours driving from Cusco. At this point, we will meet the assistants who will accompany us during the hiking. At Llaqto we will start hiking uphill towards the Rainbow Mountain, along the way we will be surprised by herds of alpacas and llamas, also the astonishing views of the Inca and Huasaqocha snowcapped Mountains which will accompany us the whole way; after almost 1 ½ hours hiking, our efforts will be rewarded when we finally reach the amazing Vinicunca (known as the rainbow mountain, 5040 masl / 16535 ft) with its colorful layers of rock sediment (turquoise, orange, brown and red), time to relax and take pictures. After visiting Vinicunca, we will explore the Red Valley (to see the amazing red colored hills) which is located at half kilometer from Vinicunca Mountain. We will start our downhill hike towards LLaqto that will take us approximately 1 hour. Time to enjoy the picnic lunch with an impressive view of the Inca and Huasaqocha Snowcapped Mountains. Finally, we will board our private transport to return to Cusco where we will arrive after almost 2 ½ hours driving.

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