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1. Rainbow Mountain Tour Information – Check start time, prices, and more.
2. How to get to Rainbow Mountain – Compare transportation options.
3. Did you know? – Ballestas Islands fun facts.
4. What to bring to Rainbow Mountain? – Be prepared for your tour.
5. Rainbow Mountain FAQs – We answer your frequently asked questions.
6. Did you know? – Ballestas Islands fun facts.
7. Photo Gallery – A few of the best photos of the Ballestas Islands.
03:00am – 03:30amPick-ups from hotels and hostels
06:30amArrive to Pitumarca and have breakfast
7:30 – 15:30Trek to the peak of Rainbow Mountain walking through stunning and colorful scenery. Once at the top, enjoy the view of the majestic mountains surrounding the area.
18:30Arrive back at Cusco
Rainbow Mountain is located in Cusco, just 3 hours away from the main city. The best way is to get a tour or trek that includes transportation from and to Cusco city.
If you are looking for information on the best buses to take to Cusco, visit our passes page. Just browse our passes and find the perfect one for you.
Are there chances of suffering altitude sickness during the trek?
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick at high altitudes, and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people, it is nothing more than a headache and a dizzy sensation that diminishes over a short period of time (1-2 days).
We strongly recommend acclimatizing to the altitude before partaking in the trek. If short on time, consult your doctor on taking altitude sickness (acetazolamide/Diamox) or go for the natural remedy of locals, chewing coca leaves.
Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.
What do I do if I get tired/exhausted during the trek?
There are horses available throughout the whole trek which you can ride for however long you want. NOTE no tour operator offers this, it’s run the by locals that live in the surrounding communities.
Like mentioned in the previous Q&A, Rainbow Mountain Travels counts with a first-aid kit and oxygen tank as well as trained and professional guides prepared for any type of emergency that can occur during the trek.
Does it actually look like the pictures?Yes! And it’s definitely what makes the trek much more gratifying. There are unlucky days where the weather does ruin a little bit of the beauty but it adds a mystical effect.