Photos of Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain)

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 1,627 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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8 days ago

Great trek! I would highly suggest pushing forward another 2km to Valle Rojo (the Red Valley), it was even more stunning! Adjusting to the altitude a day or two in Cusco is important before attempting this hike as you hit a high altitude of 5200m. Chew coca leaves on the way up and down. Otherwise, conditions were good. Altitude didn’t bother me much. Poles are unnecessary, unless you have bad joints/knees. Really not that bad or rocky. No scrambling. Just a fairly consistent incline. The last little bit gets challenging, but you can make it!