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Rainbow Mountain

2 Days / 1 Night

Rainbow Mountain


$610 - $740 USD per person

Peak Elevation :

4,400 m / 14,435 ft

Low Altitude:

2,040 m / 6,690 ft

Length of Trail:

~ __ km / __ mi


Overall Difficulty:



Please note that all distances and elevations are approximate. Trek times are estimated; various factors -- such as weather conditions, individual fitness levels, and how each trekker manages at altitude -- may affect the time it takes to reach each point.


The evening before your trek, you will meet with your tour guide at your hotel. Your guide will give you an overview of your trek to help you prepare and pace yourself for the physical and mental challenges that lie ahead. You'll have the opportunity to ask any questions or raise any concerns you may have regarding the trek. Your guide can advise you on where you may rent or purchase last-minute supplies. You will receive a duffel bag to hold up to 7 kg / 15 lbs of your personal belongings; this will be carried by the horse that will accompany you on your journey. Your pick-up time will be confirmed.



Cusco | Tambomachay | Lake Qoricocha | Huchuy Qosqo Pass | 

Pucamarca | Huchuy Qosqo Campsite

You will be picked-up at your hotel around 6 am; an earlier pick-up time will depend on your location and any additional passenger pick-ups. You will travel in a private vehicle to Tambomachay (less than 30 minutes from the city center). From here, you will begin your trek. The first 2 hours will be a gentle uphill climb amidst a panoramic view of Cusco and a beautiful backdrop of farmland, mountains and valleys. You will continue for 2.5 hours on a hilly, up-and-down path until you reach Laguna Qoricocha ("Golden Lagoon"in Quechua), your lunch site. After lunch, for about 1 hour, you'll gradually make your way uphill to the highest point during your trek -- Huchuy Qosqo Pass. Then it's a gradual downhill for the rest of the afternoon. After about 1 hour, you'll pass Pucamarca, a small Incan fortress, and enter a narrow canyon. It's another 1.5 hours until you reach the Huchuy Qosqo campsite. Before 5 pm tea, you may get settled in your tent, freshen up and relax. Dinner will be served at 7 pm. Dulces sueños.


Hours of Trekking


Distance Covered

__ km / __ mi

Elevations for the Day

Cusco - 3,400 m / 11,150 ft  lowest

Tambomachay - 3,750 m / 12,300 ft  

Lake Qoricocha - 4,150 m / 13,615 ft

Huchuy Qosqo Pass - 4,300 m / 14,105 ft  highest

Pucamarca - 3,800 m / 12,465 ft 

Huchuy Qosqo Campsite / Complex - 3,500 m / 11,480 ft 

Meals Served

Lunch / Dinner / Snack + Tea




- You'll be doing quite a lot of trekking on this first day, a lot of it challenging, but you'll probably be too distracted by the beautiful views to even notice.

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Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu Citadel | Ollantaytambo | Cusco

You should be up by 4:45 to have breakfast at the hotel and meet up with your guide to catch the early bus to Machu Picchu at 5:30. You'll have a 2-3 hour guided tour of the archaeological complex. Afterwards, you will be free to explore the citadel, Sun Gate, or Incan Bridge on your own. Or, if you had already pre-purchased a ticket, you may proceed to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain. You will then take the bus back down to Aquas Calientes, grab lunch on your own, retrieve your gear at the hotel, and wait for your return train to Ollantaytambo. Private transport will await you there to take you back to your hotel in Cusco. Please leave your empty Banderitas duffel bag at the front desk of your hotel. Thank you!


Hours of Trekking

approximately 3-5 at Machu Picchu

Distance Covered

__  km / __ mi

Elevations for the Day

Aguas Calientes - 2,040 m / 6,690 ft  lowest

Machu Picchu Citadel - 2,700 m / 8,860 ft 

[optional: Huayna Picchu Mountain - 2,720 m / 8,925 ft]

[optional: Machu Picchu Mountain - 3,082 m / 10,110 ft]

Ollantaytambo - 2,790 m / 9,150 ft

Cusco - 3,400 m / 11,150 ft  highest


Meals Served

Breakfast / Lunch + Snack


Final Day - No Overnight Accommodations


- Something about Rainbow Mountain

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prices per person in USD

Group of 2: $740

 Group of 3: $690 

Group of 4: $650

Group of 5: $610

please inquire about pricing for larger groups

Automatic upgrades

Our prices include: a complimentary airport pick-up; a high quality, inflatable sleeping pad, a pillow, and the use of a private portable toilet + toilet tent

What is Included

What is Included

WHAT IS NOT Included


- Experienced, Professional Tour Guide

- Responsive, U.S.-Style Customer Support


     Experienced Cook

       - Reliable Horseman and his horses

       - Safe, Responsible Drivers


- Entry Fee for ____


Complimentary pick-up from Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport to your hotel in Cusco      

From hotel pick-up on Day 1 to hotel drop-off on Day 3:

- Private transport from your hotel in Cusco to Tambomachay

- Private transport from Ollantaytambo back to your hotel in Cusco


From Lunch on Day 1 to Lunch on Day 2:

- 4 Fresh, wholesome meals prepared by Banderitas' Cook: 1 Breakfast, 2 Lunches, 1 Dinner

      - We respect dietary restrictions and preferences, and will accommodate special requests (i.e., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, etc.)

- Snacks -- unpackaged, unprocessed, and healthful (e.g., fruit and cereal bars)

- Variety of teas including whole leaf coca

- In the morning, freshly ground, pour-over organic coffee from Quillabamba (and instant coffee, if that's what you prefer)

- Drinking water (boiled and cooled, from lunch on Day 1)


- First Aid Kit

- Oxygen Tank

- Eureka Timberline Tent

- Inflatable Thermarest ProLite Plus Sleeping Pad

       - plus an additional foam pad for extra comfort     

- Private portable toilet / toilet tent for your group

- Trekking Poles (one pair, rubber-tipped)

- Pillow

- Hot water bottle

- Foam ear plugs


- At the Pre-Departure Briefing on the evening before your trek, you will be provided with a Banderitas Duffel Bag which you may fill with up to 7 kilos / 15 pounds of your belongings. This will be carried by a porter. While we recommend that you carry all you will need for the day in your daypack, you will have access to your duffel bag at all lunch stops and campsites. The duffel may be left at the front desk of your hotel following your trek.


These extras and upgrades come as standard services when you book with

Banderitas Adventures in Cusco


- Down Sleeping Bag $8 USD


- Breakfast on Day 1


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