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Rainbow Mountain Trek 4D/3N

Locations Visited : Rainbow Mountain Ausangate
Trip Style : Trekking Tours
Length : 4D/3N
Frequency : Everyday
Group : 2pax min, max 10 pax
Price : USD$ 420 minimum 2pp per person
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Trip Itinerary

Bioandean Expeditions  will provide you with the highest quality service throughout your journey in the Andes. We run our trips much different than other operators in that we run private trips and very small groups limiting them to a max of 10 guests to maximize the experience, and give you the full attention of our guides and staff. (Single trekker and large groups welcome, please inquire) Our chef can cater to any dietary needs and will always prepare a delicious spread of local Peruvian style foods for you to enjoy while on our treks. We celebrate special occasions, and work hard to make every trek memorable. Our staff is available to answer any questions in full detail and make sure your booking process goes smoothly and efficiently. Bioandean Expeditions  is dedicated to helping the local communities and employs Peruvian guides, staff and crew. Through our treks we have employed over 80 locals and continue to help local villages grow through tourism.

CONSIDERATIONS:

As you embark on a trip of a lifetime, make sure you are fully prepared. Our treks are challenging and very rewarding at the same time. Hikers should be reasonably fit and healthy. Remember you are trekking at a high elevation (above 14,000ft) and you should be rested up to start this journey. We highly recommend spending at least two to three days in Cusco or similar elevation to acclimatize, and drink plenty of water the days prior to the hike. Please consult your doctor for proper advice on trekking in high altitude.

DESCRIPTION:

The mountains of Peru will leave you with an unforgettable experience, as you are lead into the Peruvian Andes by your local guide. During this trip you will enjoy an amazing night amongst some of the brightest stars you will ever see and a milky way so colorful it will leave you stunned. Our new route will truly take you off the beaten track; an adventure that will take your breath away constantly. With a combination of wild desert landscapes, glaciated

 

DAY 1: CUSCO ‐ TINQUI VILLAGE – UPIS HOT SPRINGS.

We set off early from Cusco traveling by private van to the small village of Tinqui. We will see the impressive mountain range of Vilcanota and pass through several traditional Andean villages en route and take time to stop to take some photos. When we arrive at Tinqui (our trailhead), we will have a delicious breakfast prepared by our master chef. Then our horsemen will arrange all the group gear and packs on the horses and our trek officially begins. We begin our walk through farming communities and enjoy the breathtaking views of the mountains. We will walk for around 3 hrs and then its time for a lunch stop. After lunch we continue for another 2 hours to reach Upis (4,100 m / 13,448 ft). There we will have the opportunity to soak in the local hot springs before dinner, and camp for the night.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 3,800 m / 12, 464 ft
Maximum Elevation: 4,400 m / 14,432 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles
Approximate Walking Time: 6 – 7 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

DAY 2: UPIS ‐ ARAPA PASS – PUCACOCHA.

After a big breakfast we are ready to leave our camp and get started on our hike for the day. We will climb to the Arapa Pass (4,850 m / 15,908 ft). From this vantage point we will enjoy the contrast between dry desert like hills and breathtaking snow capped views of Mt. Ausangate and Pucacocha. This area also boasts three beautiful lakes with tones of reds, greens, and turquoises (Pucacocha, Hatun Pucacocha, and Qomercocha). Our second campsite is close to Ausangate glacier.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 4,100 m / 13,448 ft
Maximum Elevation: 4,850 m / 15,908 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km / 7 ½ miles
Approximate Walking Time: 7 – 8 hours
Level of Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 3: PUCACOCHA – AUSANGATE PASS – MINASNIYUQ PASS – SURINE COCHA.

Today, you will be woken up with “room service” (a hot cup of coca tea). This is going to be one of the most beautiful days of the trek. We will see the Rainbow Mountains in the distance. Also, on today´s journey, we will pass through Alccatauri Village. This is where we will see their traditional village life. There are no trees in the area, so there is no wood to make houses or build fires. The residents are extremely enterprising and make their adobe houses out of mud and build fires with nature´s fertilizer, a.k.a. manure. J. The day begins with a 1 ½ hour uphill climb until we reach the Ausangate pass (4,930 m / 16,170 ft). At this pass, we will see red mountains and also have the opportunity to see Vicuñas, chinchillas and alpacas. After we enjoy the pass, we descend for 1 ½ hours until we reach the Alccatauri Village (4,400 m / 14,435 ft). During our time at the village, in return for their generous hospitality, we will give them offerings of coca leaves. This is extremely valuable because this treasurable Peruvian staple can not be grown in this climate. Following this incomparable experience, we will hike a further 30 minutes uphill to our lunch spot at a rustic lodge. After a satisfying lunch, we will begin our voyage uphill to the second pass. After 1 ½ hours, we will follow Llama trail to Minasniyuq Pass. Here we will have our first views of the Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). At this pass, we will make offerings to Pacha Mama (Mother Earth). The remainder of the day´s journey is a 1 hour downhill hike to our camp, Surine Cocha (4,800 m / 15,748 ft). The camp is on the banks of the gorgeous Surine Lake (pictured above).
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner + snacks
Minimum Elevation: 4,400 m /14,435 ft
Maximum Elevation: 5,023 m / 16,479 ft
Walking Distance: 12 km/ 7 ½ miles
Approximate Walking Time: 8 – 9 hours
Level of Difficulty: Demanding

DAY 4: SURINE COCHA – RAINBOW MOUNTAIN – QUESIUNO VILLAGE – CUSCO.

After breakfast we hike gradually uphill for 2 hours until we reach the famous Rainbow Mountain (5,020 m / 16,469 ft). Your guide will walk you to the best spots to get the perfect pictures of these incredible mountains and the other surrounding mountains. Your guide will explain what makes these mountains so unique: they are composed of various minerals, which make different colors of stone striations. Not only is this one of the most stunning places in Peru and South America, these type of mountains are seen in only one other country in the world, China. After taking photos and enjoying the view, we will continue on the trek until we reach Quesiuno Village. This is a 2 ½ hour downhill hike. We will have lunch there. Our private van will be waiting to pick us up in this village after lunch. We will then drive 3 ½ hours back to Cusco. After one of the most rewarding experiences of your life, we will drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is 6 PM.
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
Minimum Elevation: 5,020 m / 16,469 ft
Maximum Elevation: 10 km /6.2 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 5-6 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate

Includes + Not Includes

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Private transportation to and from your hotel in Cusco
  • All meals/drinks prepared by private cook (All food on the trek, which incorporates traditional Peruvian cuisine as well as modern fusion cuisine -we can accommodate specific dietary needs)
  • Boiled water and snacks
  • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking guide
  • All gear and camping supplies
  • Duffel bags for your personal belongings
  • Large Dining tent, table, stools, all cutlery, and kitchen tent
  • Horseman/Pack horses to carry all of the gear and personal belongings (up to 7kg per person)
  • Fees to access private land
  • First Aid kit including oxygen tank
  • Sleeping pad Thermarest
  • Sleeping bag (Available upon request*)
  • Horseback riding available( upon request, at an additional cost)

Price & availability

PRICE
We can leave any day of the week, as long as permits are available. Please remember, permits are only needed for your start date.

Fixed Departure Dates  (March 2017 through January 2018)
Private Tours are based on Group Size:
Two trekkers: 450 USD$
Three trekkers: 430 USD$
Four trekkers: 420 USD$
Five – To More  Trekkers: 400 USD$

Student Discount:
USD$20.00 off per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid Green ISIC card at the time of the trek or who is 16-years-old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@bioandeanexpeditions.com.

Methods Of Payments

OUR TWO WAY OF SENDING YOUR DEPOSIT THROUGH WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM  OR BANK ACCOUNT TRANSFER

This is the main way to do your payment from abroad and avoid high bank charges or taxes, is using WESTERN UNION, a global transfer service that has a large network of offices around the world.
Money Transfer by Western Union (using your credit cards) – There are additional fees associated with this method of payment.

The method of payment depends on which country that you are sending the money. From the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Netherlands & Norway you can make the money transfer online at : http://www.westernunion.com/index_consumer.asp Just visit the website and follow the instructions. Visa and Master Card can be used. The charge is less if you go directly to a local Western Union agent in your town and pay in cash. For countries other than those mentioned above you will have to go to the office of your local agent to pay the deposit. The Western Union website allows you to search for the agent nearest to where you live. There are over 245,000 agents throughout the world so you should have no problem finding one that is convenient to you at the end of the Transaction Western union or Money Gram  will give you a control number that you need to let us know so we can be able to collect your deposit.

Duration of Taken to Receive Transfer: Instantaneous (Note: You can use this Method if you want us to act faster to ensure your Inca Trail or  Salkantay Trek  Space)

HERE ARE THE FULL DETAILS OF THE PERSON YOU NEED TO SEND YOUR DEPOSIT
Receiver’s Name: RIDER
Receiver’s Surname: VALDERRAMA SANDOVAL
Receiver’s Address : Suecia Street 380 –  E ( Plaza de Armas)
Receiver’s City: CUZCO
Receiver’s Country: Peru
E-mail: bioandeanexpeditions@hotmail.com
Receiver’s ID: 05399524

Phone numbers: mobile 051 984 404049 or our land line 051 084  227118
*You can send the money to   my boss bank account too here is the full details So if you send your deposit through this bank account this bank charge 7% over the amount you are going to send please and we don’t know how much your bank will charge you to send money abroad so remember this before using this way.

Name of Bank: Banco de Crédito del Perú BCP
Account Number: (US$ dollars) 285-28511999-1-64
Account Name: Maribel Sanchez Huaman
SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
Emergency phone VíaBCP: 0051-1-3119898
Bank Address: 189 Av. El Sol

 

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