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Located in the Cusco, in the route toward the Apu Ausangate, is even a mountain not very well-known.
The mountain seems to have taken the colors of the rainbow.
Vinicunca possesses mountains of an exceptional beauty that seem to have taken all the colors of the nature. An extraordinary landscape, a pleasure for the eyes. The Peru takes magic places!
The mountain of Colors or mountain Arch Iris (Rainbow Mountain) or but known by the local as Hill Colorado, this located in Vinicunca, county of Quipicanchis, Cusco. Their geologic formations reveal all their splendor, in contrast with the blue sky forming a formidable barrier between the desert of the coast and the amazon forest, dominated by the beautiful snowy Ausangate (6384 m), one of the grandiose apus of this region.
The mountains of Vinicunca are one of the spectacular places of the mountain range of the Vilcanota, it awaits a natural coloration, this coloration it is given by the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion. The impressive thing is like they have been formed the stones to form a group of seven colors. The height of the mountain is of approximately 5,000 msnm.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We begin with the I pick up from their respective hotel to the 3:00 am of the dawn, we go this way the south of the last Cusco for the town of Urcos (for the road that Cusco drives – Puno) until district of Checacupe (2 hours bus) then to take the deviation that will lead us to piturmaca going this point continuáremos by a highway going by small towns until arriving to the community of Hanchipata – Quesuno (1:20 hours in bus) the ideal place to begin with the walk, in the route will appreciate many mountains as well as the snowy of Ausangate, lagoons beautiful camélidos shepherding. The walk lasted approximately 3 hours until Vinicunca (rainbow mountain) in this place we will be one hour taking the pictures of the mountain and the beautiful landscape then we will return until the starting point the return walk it will be 2 and a half hours it stops then to return in our transport to Cusco.