It is well known that Peru is home to some of the most beautiful hikes and treks in the world. With thousands of people a year booking trips to Machu Picchu by way of the Classic 4 Days Inca Trail, or Salkantay Trek it’s easy to forget about or completely overlook the lesser known paths of Peru. The Hike in Peru is a lesser known trail but arguably one of the most beautiful. Located just a few hours south of Cusco next to the great Ausangate Mountain, you can find and embark on the beautiful Rainbow Mountain Trek.
The Rainbow Mountain hike in Peru can be done in just one day. Most likely you will be leaving from Cusco early in the morning to take the three hour journey south to the trail head in the Ausangate region. The Rainbow Mountain hike continues to gain popularity and in the coming years will be one of Peru´s most common attractions. As of now however, the Rainbow Mountain Hike in Peru is a lesser known trek that attracts only a few hundred trekkers every month unlike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu which attracts thousands.
When trekking the Rainbow Mountain hike of Peru, you will have a unique chance to glimpse life of local Andean people still living off of the land, farming and herding hundreds of Alpaca. The entire Rainbow Mountain hike reveals stunning images of the surrounding mountains and valleys that cannot be experienced anywhere else in Peru. The Rainbow Mountain hike takes trekkers to an elevation of about 16,000 feet above sea level and really makes one feel like they are on cloud nine. The colors revealed by the Rainbow Mountain are unlike anything else in Peru.
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