The Experience more Emotional
Often overlooked for the more-famous Inca Trail, the Ausangate trek is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks for adventurous travelers around Cusco.
The Colors of Vinicunca – the “Rainbow Mountain”
This multi-day, multi-night trek takes you through snow-capped mountains and remote Andean villages, and past natural hot springs and turquoise lakes. Moreover, this trek leads you to the renowned Vinicunca, also known as the “Rainbow Mountain” or Cerro Colorado.
The Rainbow Mountain is a growing tourist attraction in Peru. While almost unheard of a few years back, Vinicunca can easily be counted amongst the most spectacular natural phenomena in Peru, so the hike to get there is well worth the struggle. For those who don’t want to hike the entire Ausangate trail to get see Vinicunca, it is possible to hike the Rainbow Mountain in a single day. While shorter than the Ausangate trek, this hike is still exhausting and takes about five hours to reach the top, with a few additional hours to complete the descent.