Giving new meanings to the word ‘beautiful’, the brilliant peak with an altitude of 17,060 feet above sea level, is setting new heights in terms of nature’s charisma! The surreal candy-striped mountain does actually look like the one in pictures!
Situated in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco, the Rainbow Mountain is becoming a must-visit either before or after Machu Picchu!
It was only when climate change caused the glaciers to melt, then the most beautifully hidden gem was discovered!
Has been in the National Geographic’s list of “Top 100 Places to Visit Before You Die”!
The mountain of 7 colors has now become the most visited in Cusco, taking to its credit more than 1500 tourists everyday, during high seasons!
May to September are the best months to visit, April and October are pleasant too.
Be one of the very few to trek here and indulge into the mystical effect of years of sedimentary evolution of 14 colorful minerals!
Either by foot or horse, there are 1-8 day trek choices. The best suggested is the six-day hike - Ausangate Trek!
On the way you get to see glorious glaciers, dense valleys, herds of Llamas and Alpacas and soaring peaks!
Weather, the most consistently changing aspect! You might face hailstorms and burns in the same hour.
Imagine yourself standing on the bright-colored mountain and snapping memories!