Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days

Glacier Quelccaya & Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca 3 Days

Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days
This excursion to the rainbow mountains of Vinicunca and the Quelccaya glacier, It is designed for lovers of the outdoors. The Quelccaya Glacier is  cataloged as one of the largest tropical snow-capped mountains in the world.
These natural attractions should be on your bucket list of trips to South America, its landscapes are unique ; since it will delight all your senses with the impressive sunsets in the great Ausangate mountain range, very similar to the  lands of Patagonia.
Cusco is one of the most diverse regions in terms of landscapes, it has Amazon jungles, mountains, snow-capped mountains and valleys that give it a large number of climates and areas of unique habitats in the world. It is so that since 2014 one of the most impressive natural attractions of Peru has been visited, we refer to the colored mountains of Vinicunca, which as an effect of the deglaciation showed us its beautiful colors, this natural wonder enchants all visitors to the ancient capital of the Inca empire.
Unaltered landscapes for thousands of kilometers, pure air, pristine lakes, unexplored mountains, ancient ice fields and blue glaciers. And above all there are enormous distances to cross in silence, accompanied by the wind. You’re going to want to become an explorer. They will make you want to explore the desolate routes, traverse dusty paths between mountains and snowy peaks.
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Live the experience of walking through the untamed landscape of the Vinicunca colored mountain range. Surrounded by the great snowy Ausangate, you can also visit the viewpoint of the great red valley, which has an appearance similar to that of the planet Mars.
  • Explore the great lagoon of Sibinacocha in the Andes of Peru, the color of its waters reflect the beauty of the blue sky, you can also appreciate the bucolic life of the shepherds of lamas and alpacas.
  • Enjoy the sky full of stars and the great milky way along with the constellations of the southern hemisphere. This is possible since there are no towns with artificial light.
  • Learn more about the traditions and cultures of the Quechua peoples, in the Andes of Peru, they still maintain their customs and traditions of great respect for the environment and its mountains.
  • Enjoy the best Peruvian cuisine, our chefs will delight you with the typical dishes of Peru, all our food is grown by farmers who practice organic farming.

Inclusions of this tour

Lodgings
Phinaya Local Home Stay (2 nights)
Transport
Car, Van, Train, Boat
Team
Private Guide, Driver, Cook, Porter, Travel Agent
Meals
2 Breakfast, 2 Lunch, 2 Dinner
Services
Entrance fees, Excursions
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What is not Included?
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days
Vinicunca Rainbow Mountains & Quelccaya Glacier 3 Days
Day 1

CUSCO - CUSIPATA - VINICUNCA - RED VALLEY - PHINAYA

Verystrenuous/Highaltitude
5100 m
10 km
6 hrs

Our guide will come to pick you up at your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am, then we will depart in our private transport, heading to the southern valley of Cusco. After an hour and a half we will arrive at the town of Cusipata, where we will stop to have breakfast.
Then we continue in the transport to the town of Phulawasipata (4,200 meters).
From there we start the trek to the top of the Vinicunca mountain of colors (5,100 meters). This journey takes approximately 1 hour, after taking the photos of the summit, we go down to the viewpoint of the Red Valley, and at noon, we must continue with the walk downhill to the town of Quesiuno, where a delicious buffet lunch.
In the afternoon we continue with our trip in our car, to the town of Phinaya (4,700 meters). Where we will spend the night.

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Local Home Stay

Day 2

PHINAYA – SIBINACOCHA LAKE - YAYAMARI - AMAYUNI

Verystrenuous/Highaltitude
4900 m
16 km
8 hrs

After breakfast we go in our transport to the Sibinacocha lagoon, where we will explore in a motor boat for approximately 1 hour. Then we will start our walk in the direction of the Ccascara lagoon.
Today we will have our lunch in the middle of the mountains and glaciers. After 5 hours of walking we will arrive at the Amayuni lagoon, which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains, Hatun Ñaupa Punta, Japu Punta, Yayamari, Huila Aje, Kuntur Ikiña, in the afternoon our transport will pick us up, which will take us back to our family hostel. This day is very important since we will be adapting our body for the great Quelccaya glacier trek.

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Local Home Stay

Day 3

MAT'IS - CH'ALLPA LAKE - QUELCCAYA GLACIER - RUYTA - CUSCO

Verystrenuous/Highaltitude
5400 m
18 km
8 hrs

Today we start early with our expedition, at 6:00 am it will be our breakfast, and then we go in the transport to the starting point of the walk. At 7:45 am we start the ascent passing through the Ruyta wetlands, after two hours we will arrive at the Ch’allpa lagoon, from where we can see the Ausangate mountain ranges.
After two more hours we arrive at the Quelccaya glacier lagoon, and from there we will explore the glacier in all its magnitude, then we will go to the other viewpoint where we can see two lagoons, one chocolate-colored and the other turquoise, with the bottom of the great snow-capped Quelccaya.
After eating our snack lunch, we begin the descent to the Ruyta Valley, we will cross large plains where it is inhabited by vicuñas and alpacas. Today we finish our walk around 3:00 pm.
At sunset we leave the town of Phinaya, and return to Cusco where we will arrive at 10:00 pm.

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Best season to travel

The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.

JANUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
FEBUARY Warm - Heavy Rain
MARCH Warm - Heavy Rain
APRIL Warm - Light Rain
MAY Hot
JUNE Hot
JULY Hot
AUGUST Hot
SEPTEMBER Hot - Warm
OCTOBER Hot - Warm
NOVEMBER Warm - Light Rain
DECEMBER Warm - Heavy Rain

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