Peru: Get to know Winikunka, the seven-color mountain in Cusco
Unveiled to the world by global warming ice-melting, the unique Winikunka (Quechua for ‘Seven-color Mountain’) proves an increasingly popular destination in Andean Cusco region.
Winikunka is an innovative option for those seeking natural tourist attractions. This colorful mountain rises at over 5,000 m.a.s.l. and is accessible from a hiking trail that passes through breathtaking landscapes.
And it does not stand alone. The Rainbow Mountain is part of the Vilcanota Mountain range and lies close to the majestic Ausangate snow peak, Peru’s fifth highest mountain, at 6,372 m.a.s.l.
Its reddish, greenish and yellowish shades are the result of sedimentary rocks eroding for millions of years.
While reaching this natural masterpiece is not as lengthy, it does require a plan, healthy physical condition and eagerness to enjoy the various landscapes presented on route to the multi-color summit.
Getting used to the height prior to the tour is recommended. Two days should be enough to adapt to it.
Experience hiking or walking long distances is also a plus, as the steep rise poses a challenge for first-timers (and is not for children).
Packing light is recommended, as excess wait only makes the trek harder.
CUSCO MULTICOLOR 5D/4N
City Tours + 4 Ruins.
Touristic Tickets + Cathedral + Qoricancha
Sacred Valley + Lunch Bufett.
Partial Tourist Ticket.
Machu Picchu Expedition Poroy.
Lunch Bufett in Aguas Calientes.
Vinicunca (Mountain 7 Colors).
Professional Guide (English / Spanish)
Assistance during the whole trip.
*Prices are subject to change depending on the date of travel