Rainbow Mountain of Lima 2D/1N
- Tour Type: Walking
- Departure city: Lima, Perú
- End city: Lima, Perú
- Price: $2100 USD
The Lima Colored Mountain is located in the mountain range of the Yuracochas, within the Cordillera Central in Lima, Peru; this place has been baptized as the ‘Vinicunca limeño’ to resemble the world famous mountain of seven colors of Cusco; this is an intermediate trekking suitable for adventurers who want to experience the mountains of Lima.
|Key Tour Data|
|Tour Name:||Rainbow Mountain of Lima 2D/1N|
|Tour Type:||Walking & Trekking|
|Days walking:||1 days|
|Total tour time:||2 days (from Lima to Lima)|
|Total walking distance:||12km|
|Technical difficulty:||3 of 7|
The altitude of Lima’s Vinicunca is at 5000 meters above sea level, so it is basic to have a good physical condition to complete the route since Lima is above sea level, the acclimatization time is very short (only half a day in the town of San Mateo 3149m.).
We have designed this trek for mountain lovers who are looking to get out of the noisy concrete city and enjoy a day in the wonderful mountains.
- To know the colorful mountain of Lima.
- To know the highlands of Lima.
- Hiking with pure contact with nature.
What you get
1 nights Accommodation
1 nights lodging.
Travel easily from A to B (Bus)
1 Snack(s) in the walking.
Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)
Handy extras and accessories (walking stick).
What is not included
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Accommodation in Lima
- Travel insurance
- Meals in the city
- Personal expenses
- Single accommodation (available on request)
Day 1 of 2: Lima 0m – San Mateo 3149m
A day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
Today you will be picked up at your accommodation between 14:00 hours. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast and lunch before boarding our transportation.
Now, by way of acclimatization we will head to the town of San Mateo 3149m which is located 105 kilometers from the city of Lima, this is where we will spend the night to start the adventure the next day that we have to climb up to 5000m.
Activity: Four hours of bus transportation.
Day 2 of 2: San Mateo 3149m – Rainbow Mountain 5000m – Lima 0m
Today is the big day, we get up very early at 4: 00 AM to board our mobility that will take us to the town of Ticlio 4818m, which will be the starting point of our trek, from there we will walk 6KM to reach the vinicunca limeño, we will go through zigzagging roads that at first is flat and gradually begins a moderate ascent of about 235m of positive slope, this road can be a challenge because the influx of tourists is still very low, which makes the road is not completely marked and you have to take alternative paths. In the mountain of colors of Lima we will be able to visualize the vast landscape of the highlands of Lima surrounded by colorful mountains generally reddish by the color of the minerals found in them.
On the way back, after about seven hours of trekking, our transportation will be waiting for us to take us directly to the city of Lima.
Difficulty: Today we will have a moderate hike, but being above 5100m will be more demanding.
Visa and passport information
Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.
Once your reservation is confirmed, we guarantee that the price will not increase, regardless of the circumstances. Before booking, please make sure you have read our important information about tour prices.
Before booking your Made In Mountain trip, be sure to read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.
It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.
In this adventure you reach up to 5000 meters above sea level (Rainbow Mountain of Lima), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day you can reach temperatures around 5 to 15 degrees Celsius on average.
This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.
About flight delays
Made In Mountain does not currently include flights from your country of origin in its itineraries, so it is very important that you schedule your arrival in Lima 1 or 2 days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays.
Due to the current COVID-19 situation, visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and you should inquire before traveling.
At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
In Peru, in addition to the COVID-19 vaccine, no other vaccines are mandatory, but we recommend protection against typhoid fever, tetanus, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for the latest advice on malaria, dengue fever and Zika virus. Take preventive measures to avoid mosquito bites, which include mosquito repellent, as well as long pants and long-sleeved shirts to cover up when necessary.
Expand activities in Lima
If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Lima and want to extend your experience to other places in this city, we can offer you other trekking and walking activities. But it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.
Basic services in Lima
Lima is a big city, and being the capital of the country has a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services. We always do our best to provide or recommend you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have good internet access and amenities with primary services.
Basic services in San Mateo
The District of San Mateo is one of the 32 districts of the Province of Huarochirí in the Department of Lima, Peru; it is located four hours from the capital city (Lima). San Mateo (where you will spend the night) is a very small town in the process of development, so the hotel (there are no hotels) and gastronomic offer is not varied, you should not have high expectations of finding basic services in this place.
We suggest that you bring your own food and equipment for the hike; however Made In Mountain always makes the best efforts to provide a safe and hygienic service for you to enjoy your adventure without worries.
Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.
Hosting in San Mateo
We will separate a space for you in a family lodging, so you should not have high expectations of finding the services that a tourist lodging normally provides.
Lodging, meals, flights or additional services
If you have problems to book your lodging, food, etc. or any additional service in Lima we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance.
Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.