- Time Full day
- Tour Type Hike
- Altitude 3700 m.a.s.l.
- Place Cusco
- Difficulty Easy
Welcome, adventurer in search of unique emotions! Let me take you on an unforgettable journey over the majestic Apurimac River, where you will find a priceless treasure created by Inca ingenuity: a suspension bridge like no other. This amazing testimony of skill and tradition is made of thatch or ichu icho, using ancestral techniques passed down from generation to generation.
Imagine walking on this suspended wonder, feeling the vibration of the bridge as the river flows powerfully beneath you. You will experience a rush of pure adrenaline as you cross its 28-meter length. Every step you take will transport you to an ancient era, connecting you with the cultural roots of the Winch’iri, Chaupibanda, Ccollana Quehue and Perccaro communities.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of an annual renewal ritual, a sacred act performed by these same communities to preserve this treasure. Immerse yourself in history as you feel the power of tradition come alive around you.
I invite you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to challenge your limits, create indelible memories and marvel at the beauty and ingenuity of the ancient Inca empire. Get ready for an experience that will take your breath away and connect you with the greatness of humanity.
Don’t let this opportunity slip away! Come and discover the Inca suspension bridge, an experience that will awaken your senses and feed your adventurous spirit, we are waiting for you to make your dreams of authentic emotions come true in this magnificent Inca construction!
- 5:00 am, pick up at your hotel.
- 8:00 am. Approx. upon arrival at Pacchanta, we can enjoy breakfast.
- 9:00 a.m. We will start our excursion to the 7 lakes of Ausangate.
- 10:30 am We will explore the 7 lakes during our visit.
- 12:00 pm We will enjoy the hot springs during our visit.
- 1:30 pm We will have lunch in Pacchanta.
- 14:30 pm Return to the city of Cusco.
- 18:00 pm Once we arrive in Cusco, we will drop you off at your respective hotels.
Hotel pick up will be between 4:00 and 4:30 am. Once the whole group is ready, we will head south of Cusco. Our first stop will be in Cusipata, where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast. Then we will continue the tour passing by Yanaoca, where we will visit a small volcano. After about an hour, we will arrive at Quehue, where the famous Inca bridge of “Q’eswachaka” is located. This bridge, built with vegetable fiber, with a length of 28.67 meters, is rebuilt every year in June by four local communities. We will have time to explore Q’eswachaka and the surrounding area, while the guide tells us the history of this impressive Inca engineering work.
After visiting the Q’eswachaka bridge, we will continue our journey to the Mososqllaqta viewpoint, where we will enjoy views of the Pampamarca and Asnaqocha lakes. Then we will go to another viewpoint to appreciate the Acopia and Pomacanchi lagoons, where we can admire the regional flora and fauna and experience the rich Andean culture. Once the tour of the four lagoons is finished, we will return to Cusipata to enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, we will return to Cusco, arriving approximately between 4:30 and 5:00 pm.
- Duration: Full day
- Frequency: Every day, pre-reservation
- Group: Maximum 18 people
- What’s Included: Tourist transport bus, Official guide, Breakfast, Lunch, Drop-off (ends in the center of the city).
- Private transportation.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Box lunch.
- Specialized guide (bilingual)
- First aid kit.
- Breakfast and lunch.
- Personal expenses
Recommendations – What you need:
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves
- Comfortable pants
- Sunscreen cream (factor 35 recommended)
- Reusable plastic or metal water container or camel bags.
- Personal medications
TOUR IN SHARED SERVICE
Trekking Tour Colored Mountain + Red Valley Full Day
PRICE PER PERSON
Minimum 02 people
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Frequently Asked Questions from travelers
What is the mountain of 7 colors?
The 7-color mountain, also known as Vinicunca or Rainbow Mountain, is a geological phenomenon located in Peru. It stands out for its striking palette of colors ranging from red, green and yellow tones, to purple and blue hues.
What is the best time to visit the mountain of 7 colors?
The optimal season to visit the 7-color mountain is during the dry season in Peru, which runs from May through September. During this period, the weather is more predictable and there is less chance of rainfall, which will give you a better experience appreciating the landscapes
Is it difficult to hike to the 7-color mountain?
The hike to the 7 colors mountain can present difficulties, due to its steep slope and high altitude. It is advisable to be in good physical condition and properly adapted to the climate of Cusco before undertaking the trek. However, alternatives such as horse or mule rental are available for those who prefer not to walk.
Is a special permit required to visit the 7-color mountain?
Yes, it is necessary to obtain an entrance ticket to access the 7-color mountain. These tickets are usually purchased through tourist agencies in Cusco, and usually include transportation and guide. It is important to obtain your ticket in advance, as there is a daily limit of visitors established.
How long can I stay in the 7-color mountain?
The length of time you can stay at 7 Colors Mountain depends on the tour you choose. Generally, the tours allow you to enjoy approximately 1 to 2 hours at the top of the mountain to admire the scenery and take pictures. Then, the descent back to the base begins.
Can I go without a tour to the 7-color mountain?
You can visit the 7 color mountain without a tour, but you need an entrance ticket. Tour operators in Cusco offer tickets, transportation and guide. If you go on your own, research requirements, availability and arrange your own transportation. The hike can be challenging, good physical condition and experience in high altitude trekking is recommended.
Can I suffer from altitude sickness when climbing the 7-color mountain, how to prevent it?
It is possible to suffer from altitude sickness when climbing the 7-color mountain. To prevent it, it is recommended to acclimatize in Cusco before the hike, drink enough water, avoid intense physical exertion, eat light food and rest as necessary.
What are the visiting hours in the Mountain of the 7 Colors?
The Mountain of the 7 Colors (Vinicunca) does not have an established schedule. The visits are usually during the day and part of the afternoon, avoiding the cold at sunset. Tours last about 13 hours, from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m., but may vary according to the operator and the weather.
Are there any restrooms in the 7 Colors Mountain?
On the way to Vinicunca, basic restrooms are available for a cost of 1 Peruvian sol. However, due to the remote location and limited infrastructure, services may be scarce.
Why does the Red Valley have these colors?
Cusco’s Red Valley owes its name and characteristic colors to the geological composition of the area. The reddish and ochre colors are mainly due to the presence of minerals rich in iron and iron oxide, such as hematite. These minerals oxidize over time and give rise to the reddish tones seen in the soil and rock formations of the valley. The contrast of these intense colors with the natural surroundings creates an impressive and unique landscape that attracts numerous visitors.
What are the popular activities in Red Valley?
In Red Valley, visitors can enjoy a variety of popular activities. These include hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, camping and visits to the charming nearby villages.
Is there an age limit for the Red Valley hike?
There is no set age limit for hiking the Red Valley, but good physical condition and altitude adaptation is recommended. Consult a doctor beforehand and consider individual capabilities. Local tours and guides can provide more detailed information on requirements and conditions.
What is the difficulty level of the Red Valley hike?
The Red Valley hike is of moderate difficulty, with variations depending on the route and personal conditions. The altitude and steep terrain can be challenging. Good physical condition and adaptation to the altitude is required. Precautions such as carrying water, sun protection and regular rest are important. Consult local guides for accurate information and specific recommendations.