Cusco to Rainbow Mountain: How to Get There

Cusco to Rainbow Mountain: 2020 updated information about schedules, safety, and the best tour company to take!

The Rainbow Mountain is quickly getting higher and higher on travelers list of things to do while they are visiting Cusco. An important question that holidaymakers and backpackers alike must figure out how they will make the journey from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain, whether they want to see the mystical Red Valley, and what time they want to arrive at the mountain.

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There is no public transport to the mountain and it can be unsafe to go without a trained guide.
It is unsafe to attempt this without the correct trained assistance because the altitude of the mountain is over 5000 meters. It is common for travelers to struggle with the change in altitude. Listen to your body and if you struggle when arriving in Cusco, wait until you are fully acclimated there before visiting the Rainbow Mountain. Most importantly use a tour company that has oxygen on hand and tour guides which are trained for this event, such as Rainbow Mountain Travels.

Something important to consider about the journey from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain is what time you wish to arrive. If you want to get the classic shot of you and the mountain, without hundreds of people in the background trying to do the same (remember, almost 2000 visit PER DAY) then it is in your best interests to get to Rainbow Mountain from Cusco as quickly as you can. The best way to do this is simple, just take an earlier tour. The earliest tour to leave is Rainbow Mountain Travels. If you want to commemorate your visit with a perfect picture then an alarm 30 minutes earlier will be your best friend.

At Rainbow Mountain Peru we work hard to make sure that you have an easy, simple and stress-free experience of Rainbow Mountain. From what to bring, to advice on safety and how to handle the changes in altitude, there is a lot to think about! We try and make that easy and simple for you.

Rainbow Mountain Travels makes your journey easy, simple and safe. With an option to visit the Red Valley after your time at the peak, trained guides all of whom are equipped with oxygen tanks, the earliest wake up call around, and the most competitive market price, Rainbow Mountain Travels is the obvious choice for your adventure from Cusco to Rainbow Mountain. Check out a full list of trusted operators that we work with and be sure who you’re working with is the right company for you!