NEW TREKS TO VINICUNCA RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
Ayni Peru is very happy to announce that we are now offering several new trek routes that include Vinicunca, Peru’s Rainbow Mountain! Vinicunca is a beautiful area of hills and mountains striped with a rainbow collection of colors that is an increasingly popular Cusco trek destination. While accessible on foot only, it is possible to arrive in as little as a few hours, or on a remote, multi-day trek route that covers some of the most beatiful natural scenery in all of Cusco.
For anyone very short on time and already acclimitized, Vinicunca can be visited as a day trip from Cusco. However, this is a long and tiring day, with car trips lasting several hours in each direction and hours of physically challenging trekking.
Our reccomendation is to allow time for an overnight trip at minimum, which provides more time to enjoy the gorgeous scenery, break up travel time, and leave some of your tourism dollars in local communities. Because an overnight trek requires camping and meals, a local muleteer and cook will be hired. We’ll spend time with families in the area and bring along fruit, coca leaves and small toys as gifts.
With at least four days available, an Ausangate Vinicunca trek is an unforgettably beautiful experience. Routes that include some or all of the famous Ausangate circuit with a visit to Vinicunca range from 4D/3N and 6D/5N, and features enormous snowcapped mountains, glaciers, colorful lakes and tiny traditional communities.
Ayni Peru offers daily private departures for all Ausangate and Vinicunca trek routes, and group departs for select dates (please enquire for our group departure schedule). Comfort upgrades are available, which include a -15C sleeping bag, thick air mattress, pillow, hiking poles, solar lantern for your tent, and wine served with dinner each night.