Guide to go to Rainbow Mountain
Updated: Mar 2
If it is commonly called Rainbow Mountain (or Cerro Colorado, Montaña Siete Colores - "Mountain of 7 colors") its real name is Vinicunca, from the Quechua "wini" stones and "kunka" neck, in reference to the particularly narrow summit of the mountain.
If you prefer to book your place in advance so that you don't have to worry about comparing agencies (which all offer more or less the same thing, by the way), I recommend this excursion to Rainbow Mountain which includes:
The trek itself is not long, but the ascent is constant and lasts about 4 hours. It is recommended to have a good physical shape and some trekking experience. The excursion is not recommended for people with asthma, heart problems or high blood pressure.