If you thought only the writers and painters of Peru were surreal in nature, think again. Even the mountains of Peru can be quite surreal and magical. The Rainbow Mountain is the perfect trip for you to take, if you are looking for something mystical and out of the ordinary. However, the trip requires a lot of planning and is not an easy one to undertake alone. It is advisable to seek professional help to get to these hills instead of going on your own. We offer a splendid Rainbow Mountain Tour, whose details you can find on our website.
Let us take a look at what the Rainbow Mountain trip entails
You will need to sleep early the previous night and wake up early. Early as in, around 2 am. A lot of tourists do not sleep at all and directly ask to be picked up at 3 am. We do not advise this as you may feel very tired later on. You will be transported to the foot of Apu Ausangate hill.
After having breakfast and admiring the scenery all around you, you will start you hike up the mountains. The Rainbow Mountain is located 4,200 meters above sea level. You will need to walk along beautiful paths and narrow villages from where you can admire the beauty of the Andes. You might even encounter llamas and alpacas on the way.
Once you reach the mountain, you will witness the stunning rainbow-like colors that have naturally formed on the mountains. Minerals give the mountains these colors. This area is also very sacred to the Incas. Once you are done admiring this mountain, you will start Cusco again around 6:30 pm. You can expect this trip to be exhilarating and adventurous. However, try not to attempt this trip on your own, as many people have gone missing after doing so.