Rainbow Mountain Llama Trek
Cusco, Peru5.0 (2 reviews)
- Towering, Glaciated Mountains
- Stunning Alpine Lakes
- Tour of Machu Picchu
- High Mountain Lakes & Wildlife
- Stunning Rainbow Mountain
- High Elevation Trekking Through the Andes
- Breathtaking Mountain Views
Our Rainbow Mountain Llama Trek is the triple crown adventure of Peru trekking! It is one of the most special and memorable hikes in the world and is truly one not to be missed! It combines the uniqueness and cultural significance of Peruvian llama trekking with remote, high-altitude hiking in the Andes Mountains. Highlights of the trip include towering snow-capped peaks, high mountain passes (our high point is 16,437 feet!), mountain lakes, hot springs, amazing cultural immersion, the vibrant and other-worldly landscape colors of Rainbow Mountain, and of course a trip to the ancient Inca ruins at Machu Picchu.
This trek takes place south of Cusco, Peru adjacent to Mt. Ausangate, which was an “Apu” or sacred mountain to the Inca people. This trip is one of the best undiscovered treks in the world and provides solace from the larger crowds that inhabit more famous trails. Hiking through this vast and dramatic landscape in the heart of the Andes with the help of the iconic animal of the Inca, llamas, provides a well-rounded, culturally rich and awe-inspiring adventure in Peru.
Required Acclimatization Days
For guest safety, due to the high elevations of this trek (16,437′), it is required that you acclimatize (at 10,000 feet or greater) for a minimum of 2 nights prior to the trip start date. This can be accomplished simply by arriving in Cusco (11,152′) 2 days prior. Acclimatizing, being well rested, staying hydrated, and eating well are important steps to helping your body adjust to the higher elevations of this trip. Being well adjusted will give you the best opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable trek. If your looking for acclimatization activities, check out our Cusco and Sacred Valley Acclimatization Day Tours.
$2400 Per Person
$60 Single Supplement
DIFFICULTY LEVEL 5
Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult
This trip requires significant elevation gains and losses on rocky trails, and tops out at nearly 17,000 feet. The higher elevations make the trekking more difficult and necessitate training for most guests to be well prepared.
Up to 7 mi
Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:
- Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 6-8 hours
- Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven terrain
- Hiking at high elevations of 17,000+ feet
SOLITUDE LEVEL 4
1 least solitude, 5 most solitude
We rate this Peru hike a solitude 4. You can expect to a couple other groups of hikers per day.
For guest safety, due to the high elevations of this trek (16,437′), it is required that you acclimatize (at 10,000 feet or greater) for a minimum of 2 nights prior to the trip start date. This can be accomplished simply by arriving in Cusco (11,200′) 2 days prior. Acclimatizing, being well rested, staying hydrated, and eating well are important steps to helping your body adjust to the higher elevations of this trip. Being well adjusted will give you the best opportunity to have a safe and enjoyable trek. Unless we tell you otherwise, you will meet your guide and group at the Tierra Viva Centro Hotel in Cusco, Peru for an orientation meeting at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.
Flights to and from Cusco are the guest’s responsibility. Multiple airlines operate flights into Cusco, and nearly all connect through Lima. You can reach Lima from many U.S. and European international airports. Some of the primary U.S. departure cities include Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, Chicago, New Orleans, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. The duration of nonstop flights to Lima is 5-9 hours. The duration of flights from Lima to Cusco is 80 minutes.
We do not recommend planning departure flights on the final day of this tour due to time constraints and the inability to guarantee when we will arrive back to Cusco.
Make the most of your time in Peru with an add-on day hike around Cusco! Explore a stunning alpine lake with amazing turquoise water (Lake Humantay); or one of the most unique and breathtaking mountains in the world with rainbow-colored soils that make for spectacular photography (Rainbow Mountain).
*Rainbow Mountain is included as part of this trip’s larger itinerary.
Travel in perfect company by booking a private trip exclusively for your group!
Our sliding scale for private trips is based on the final number of guests in your group. Rates are per person and do not include sales tax, national park fees or guide gratuity. The final rate is based on the actual number of guests on the trip and may adjust based on cancellations or additions.
Please Note: you can also enjoy a private trip at our normal scheduled rates by filling any empty tour to capacity. However, if group members drop from the tour those spots will automatically become available on our website for instant booking. By purchasing a private trip at the rates listed below, your trip will remain exclusive to your group regardless of cancellations.
Private Rates FOr This Trip
- 2 People: Rate x 2.5
- 3 People: Rate x 2
- 4-5 People: Rate x 1.5
- 6-10 People: Rate x 1.15
- 11-12 People: Rate x 1
*all rates are per person and single supplements apply