Day trip to Rainbow Mountain and Red valley
TreXperience - 1 day
- Day trip to Rainbow Mountain and Red valley
- 1 day / 0 nights
- Max. group: 8 Persons
- Difficulty: Easy
Overview> Beat the crowds and arrive first at the Rainbow mountain accessing through the newest and most beautiful route
> Professional, highly trained tour guides
> Visit the most remote places in Peru and local communities to see the Country from Inside
> Enjoy a delicious picnic breakfast and lunch surrounded by mountains
During this trek you will visit the Andean communities and interact with locals as you hike along with llamas and Alpacas. This trip takes you to the Rainbow Mountain and Red valley in one day. The best thing about our trek is that we will arrive in the afternoon, when everybody has left. This will allow you to see this amazing place with no people, and take plenty of wonderful pictures, without having to struggle to get everyone out of the frame. To make this day even more special, we will have a picnic lunch at the base of Rainbow Mountain, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape.
What’s the plan?
CUSCO - CUSIPATA - TRAILHEAD - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN - CUSIPATA – CUSCO
You will be picked up from your hotel around 2:15 am and drive for 3.5 hours to the trailhead, where we will enjoy a healthy breakfast prepared by our chef, on the way, we will pass by different villages like Cusipata, a native community with few inhabitants dedicated mostly to agriculture. After Breakfast, we will start our 1.5 hours hike up to Rainbow mountain, on the way we can see a lot of llamas, alpacas and we will be walking alongside a beautiful mountain range, the trails are gradual and very enjoyable.
Upon arrival at Rainbow Mountain, we will take time to enjoy the landscape, later we will hike for 30 more minutes to the Red Valley, another beautiful but rarely visited places that will take your breath away, after taking lots of pictures, we will slowly start descending again back to the trailhead where your chef will be waiting with a delicious lunch prepared using local organics products. after enjoying lunch, we will head back to Cusco arriving at approximately 4:00 pm.
TreXperience offer a door to door service picking you up from your hotel in the morning and returning you in the evening.
√ Experienced tour guides
Our team are fluent English speakers and are extremely experienced professional tour guides from the local area.
Buffet breakfast, Snack, Water & Lunch will be provided during the trek.
√ Entrance tickets
Entrance to Rainbow mountain and to the red valley are included.
√ Medical kit
All tour guides have received training in first aid and high mountain rescue. In the event a guest requires medical attention while on the trek our staff will be able to assist you. A medical kit is kept with the team at all times. In extremely rare case of a serious medical emergency you will be evacuated to the nearest medical centre.
× Accommodation in Cusco including breakfast
Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.
× Travel Insurance Including Repatriation
Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Peru.
× Emergency horse
You can rent an emergency horse at an extra cost. In that case, a horse will come along during the trek in case of an emergency.
Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. You decide what you want to tip, but be generous.
Trekking Poles, Rain gear (just in case), camera and extra batteries, hat and sunglasses, warm layers, and sun cream are not included.
Frequently Asked Questions
The best time to hike the Peruvian Andes is from April to October when the weather is relatively warm. In the months of June, July and August the nights are cold and a four season sleeping bag is recommended. The rainy season lasts from November to March, with February as the highlight. In this month the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance. Rainy season or not, prepare for sun and rain. The mountains make the weather pattern unpredictable.
Dry season (April – October)
Day: 20’C – 25’C / 68’F – 77’F
Night: -1 – 7’C / 30’F – 45’F
Rainy season (November – March)
Day: 17’C – 22’C / 62’F – 71.6’F
Night: 4’C – 7’C / 39’F – 45’F
On the Inca Trail and other Peruvian trials, it is normal to tip guides. Opinions on how much are divided. We advise you to bring along an amount of 60 to 120 Nuevo Sol for tips. That is equivalent to USD 25 to 50. This is often given by the group in a pot, towards the end of the trek.
Do you make it to your destinations as planned? Often this depends on the unpredictable weather in the mountains. However, it can also depend on your own physical condition.
One sure way to get fit for trekking and hiking in Peru is to, you could have guessed it: hike more. Do you like walking, have you done trekking at an altitude before and do you sport twice a week on average? With a little extra training, you’ll soon be ready for this beautiful trekking in the Peruvian Andes.
Is this the first time that you are trekking at altitude? Make sure you are well prepared. This is important for your safety, but also for that of your team. Make sure you start six months in advance with an hour’s hike twice a week. Read this blog post and get fit for trekking in Peru.
Safety is of the utmost importance to us. That is why this is an area in which we simply do not compromise when it comes to keeping the cost of our trekkings low. Our guides have been selected on the basis of their technical competence, proven safety performance, impeccable judgment, friendly attitude and ability to provide useful and expert instructions. They are also very professional and well trained in first aid and personal protection equipment. First aid kits are available on all treks. In addition, the routes are ideally designed to give you enough time to acclimatize.
Altitude Mountain Sickness
If you’re keen on Machu Picchu, you’re obviously headed to Cusco. Once you’re in the city, particularly if you’ve flown in, you’re likely to find yourself huffing and puffing just scaling the stairs to your accommodation. For this reason, it’s recommended you give yourself time to acclimatize to the thin air before setting off up the mountain. If you want to know everything about AMS while trekking in Peru, please read our extensive blog post. For now, keep the basics in mind. Make sure you are hydrated properly, avoid alcohol before your trek, and if you are a smoker, you better at least quit for a few days, or else you are going to have a lot of trouble making it through.
Trekking in the rainy season
The wet (rainy) season lasts from November to April. The mountainous terrain around Cusco means the area is prone to flooding and landslides after torrential rain. It’s always better to go in the dry season. You can’t? At least you won’t be fighting the crowds. Please be prepared and read everything about this season in our blog post.
We advise you to bring:
– Comfortable and warm clothing for the tour (Jacket, gloves, warm hat).
– Sun protection cream.
– Waterproof jacket or rain poncho.
– Hiking Shoes.
– Small backpack.
– Sun hat.
We are a team of dedicated professionals who love Peru and are passionate about sharing our country’s nature, history and culture. Our experts bring a wealth of experience from their many years of working in the Peruvian tourism industry. It is this experience that enables us to create itineraries that are both authentic and unique. We listen carefully to the feedback and desires of each and every visitor and are committed to continuously improving our service. Our personal approach and pioneering ideas has resulted in some of the most innovating tours in Peru.
How To Book
How does it work?
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You wish you didn’t have to, but there is no other way: You find yourself having to cancel your plans. In this case, you lose your deposit, but since you haven’t paid the large sum yet, you at least save that. Please do let us know if you cannot make it. A no-show can be a small disaster for your trekking provider, who did its best to block your dates. View our complete cancellation policy here.
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