Rainbow Mountains

A Colorful Geological Marvel

The Peruvian Andes is blessed with a natural and stunning landscapes which include a spectacular mountainside with a variety of colored-stripes slopes.

Rainbow Mountains or Vinicunca (also Montaña de Siete Colores) is a colorful peak located in the Cusco region of Peru, near the Ausangate. It rises 17,060 ft (5,200 m.) above sea level, and is considered to be a holy site of daily worship and offerings by local Peruvians. It has also become a popular tourist destination.

The magnificent geologic feature is only one part of the attraction, as the entire valley is blessed with some of the most beautiful landscapes and views. The Rainbow Mountain with its beautiful spectacle of colors – yellows, greens, reds and purples, was formed by sedimentary mineral layers in the mountain, exposed by erosion: ice melting and the water mixed with minerals in the ground, transform it into the many colors.

The trail to Rainbow Mountains is beautiful but can be challenging. It winds through hot springs, small villages and shops, stunning views and llama and alpaca sightings. The rainbow-hued summit can be by foot or horseback, and the trail leading up the top takes takes around six hours. Travelers can also choose from one to eight-day trekking routes, though the most popular is a six-day Ausangate Trek. The climax of the Rainbow Mountain hike is a ridge overlooking the whole spectacular range.
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