Villalpando - 2d Rainbow Mountain trek - 24 April 2023 - Shared

      AP
      14 reviews
      Apr 24 - 25, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Villalpando - 2d Rainbow Mountain trek - 24 April 2023 - Shared
      Vinicunca

      14 reviews

      $NaN
      Apr 24 - 25, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      Our Rainbow Mountain 2 day trek is designed to get you out of sync with the crowds! We’ll climb high passes with stunning views of snow-capped mountains, incredible valleys and, of course, the namesake colored stripes of Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain.


      Known locally as Vinicunca (cunca means “neck” in Quechua, the local indigenous language), this hidden gem in the Ausangate region goes by a lot of nicknames: Rainbow mountain, Painted mountain, Colored mountain, and even Stripy mountain – all of which speak to its radiant colored peaks.


      TREKKERS WANTED!


      Words from the group:

      “Hi all! Me and my (2) siblings and brother-in-law are looking to experience Peru at its fullest, that’s why we decided to book the Rainbow Mountain Trek as part of our itinerary! We are all in our late 20s/early 30s, are pretty easy-easy going, and love adventures and experiencing new cultures. We are very excited about our first-time visit to this amazing country!”

        

      Final rates are based on the number of paying participants that enroll for this trip.
       

      We are currently accepting deposits to secure space on the trek. Please be advised once the deposit deadline is reached, we will, at that time, determine how many paying participants have enrolled and adjust the final cost of the trip. This information will determine the final balance per person.


      If you have any questions please ask prior to signing up. 


      Prices are per person, based on double tent occupancy; solo travellers and odd-number groups may incur a single occupancy supplement.


      Group of 4 - 6 people: $339 USD

      Group of 7 -8 people: $285 USD

      Group of 9 - 12 people: $265 USD 

      Single Occupancy Supplement: $10 USD


      Final balance is due 7 days prior to your trek departure.

      Important details about your booking

      Dear Fellow Traveller,


      This is your payment link for your upcoming 2-day Rainbow Mountain trek. The price quoted here is the price per person. Please be sure to enter the correct number of passengers for whom you will be paying the deposit.  

       

      Please make sure you read and understand our Booking Conditions before paying your deposit. Please also download and fill out this Passenger Details Form and this Medical Declaration & Insurance Waiver Form. You will be prompted to upload these documents when paying your deposit. 


      Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you in Peru!


      Lorena and the Apus Peru team

      Available Packages

      Price per Person - Group of 4-6
      only 2 left

      This is the price per person based on a group size of 4-6. Includes Deluxe sleeping bags


      $349
      Deposit: $140


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      AP
      Apus Peru
      14 reviews
      Our mission is to getting you off the beaten track and into the mountains, experiencing the best the Andes has to offer and catching a glimpse of the REAL Peru.

      Reviews

      Our family had an unforgettable trip. Thank you for being adaptable and showing us a part of the country that not many people have an opportunity to see. We are grateful! The food was out of this world and our guide, William, was wonderful
      By Heidi I for Ihrke - Lares to Machu Picchu + Amazon - 16th of November 22 - private on 04 Dec, 2022
      Awesome Experience with Apus- Peru. The team did a fabulous job. The food was delicious. Our guide, Heibert was very knowledgeable about the Inca's and so many other interesting facts to keep us engaged. He was a great cheerleader and kept a perfect pace for our group to reach the Sun Gate!!! We would highly recommend this trip to our friends.
      By Janice B for Baldwin - Classic 4D Inca Trail - Private Group - Nov 01, 2022 on 18 Nov, 2022
      We had a first quality guide, Herbert, who was very knowledgeable, patient, and experienced. The cooks and porters were superior. They went above and beyond our expectations. The trek had challenges which the team made less difficult and insured our success. The trail was spectacular, historic and well maintained. Encountering other groups on the trek led us to the conclusion that we had the best!
      By Thomas T for Thilo - Classic 4D Inca Trail - Private - Nov 01, 2022 (Baldwin group) on 07 Nov, 2022
      This is an amazing trip, and we highly recommend using Apus Peru. The trip exceeded our expectations, which were already very high! Our pre-trek communication with Sarah was very helpful, she was always quick to respond to our questions, and we felt well-prepared before arriving. Our guide for the trek, Herbert, was incredible. He was very personable, knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. We really enjoyed the time we spent with him. Our chef, (also named Herbert), was so friendly, and cooked us amazing food for every meal. We were blown away by the quantity and quality of food. My wife is vegetarian, and the vegetarian substitutes during meals were great. Our porter staff, with the head porter being Valentine, were fantastic and they worked so hard to make sure we were comfortable at the campsites. The Inca trail is so scenic and rewarding. We could also see that Apus Peru is very focused on promoting and practicing sustainable travel, and treat their staff well, which was important to us. We enjoyed learning so much about the history of the region and people. We highly recommend doing the Inca Trail, and if you do, using the services of Apus Peru.
      By Colin S for Colin Sullivan - Classic 4D Inca Trail- October 17 2022- 2 pax on 01 Nov, 2022
      My wife and I are not experienced hikers. We consider ourselves in very good shape since we train for distance running and workout regularly but we have never undertaken anything up at this altitude before. The 3 day acclimation period is CRITICAL. If not more. We live in sea level so we felt the altitude immediately and we are glad we gave ourselves the 3 days to begin to acclimate. I will begin by saying we HIGHLY recommend this trek. It was beautiful and our guide Arturo was amazing, as well as the cook, Mauro, and the rest of the porters! The 6 days was just long enough for us and if you are worried about not showering that long. Do not be. We brought body wipes and that was enough for us. The first 2 days were the most difficult part of the trek simply due to beginning at a higher altitude. The most physically exerting portion of the trek was the day we went past two passes which included Dead Womans pass. Arturo, our guide. Was a true professional. He was extremely knowledgeable and stopped frequently to point out the terrain, flowers, animals (green beetles, inside joke)and well versed in Inca traditions and history. We were a group of 4, my wife and I, a 3rd Trekker and Arturo and I feel group that was much bigger would have taken away from the personalized experience. The Cook, Mauro.. WOW. I genuinely do not remember the last time I ate so well for 6 consecutive days. He cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner and the porters were always setting up and breaking down our camps before we arrived and after we left each site. Just amazing how hard they work. If you feel the tipping guide is too much, It's not. Especially after you see how much they actually do for the group. I have a constructive critique on the tipping table that I will elaborate on when I get to the CONS part. We were the only group with nice NorthFace tents which was a plus. The rest of the groups had tents as well but they did not seem to be as nice as ours. We also seemed to be one of the smaller groups during that time frame as well. After we finally arrived at the Inca trail on day 3-4, we began to camp at larger camp areas with all the other tour groups. It really made us appreciate the solitude and quite we had at our camps on the days prior. The mornings were terribly loud going fwd due to other groups getting up way before us to try to hit the trail early. That is one of the main reasons I appreciated that we were in a smaller group. We did not require that much time and coordination to pack up and leave in the morning so were were able to wake up, relax, eat breakfast with no rush then hit the trail. Cons:- I wish we had known that there were different tour routes when arriving at Machu Picchu. Up until a few years ago, people were able to tour the entirety of Machu Picchu. That is not longer the case. There are now 4 separate routes. Upper level long, upper level short, lower level long, lower level short. The days of being able to see it all freely in one day is gone. so we ended up touring lower level short (i think). It was still beautiful but I very much like to wonder and explore and really wish we had known that is not the case anymore. - I have no more cons. everything else was amazing. Pros: too many to list, Arturo the guide was amazing, Mauro the cook was exceptional. The views, weather, people, culture, food, all amazing. We lucked out with it only raining one day on our entire trek. It was also perfectly clear when we arrived to Machu Picchu so very grateful for that. especially when arriving at the sungate. I do recommend getting the hiking sticks, pillows, and sleep pads. Constructive critique on the tipping recommendation chart: It was unclear to my wife and I if the recommended tipping prices were per day, or, per trekker, or per porter. My wife and I ended up tipping the guide and cook a little more than the porters but they all genuinely deserve more than what we gave them. They work SO HARD. Some clarity on the tipping would be helpful. Highly recommend APUS Peru. They communicated well and everyone was amazing.
      By Juan M for Shared Group - Muñoz - Salkantay & Inca Trail 6D - 18 to 23 Sept. 2022 on 24 Oct, 2022
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