Welcome to the love mountain. We exclusively offer this alternative route and view of the Rainbow mountain range. Still you will be honoured by this magnificent range in its full bloom but you will be gifted with more. You will have full access to the mountain of love and its spectacular colours not formed in platlettes but boiling out of the mountain itself. It takes on the oozing of minerals laying over the deep crevices and spewing down in colour. The heart shapes engrained in the mountain itself and the sheer beauty of the the colour platlettes take a stepback to anything like this. The lower ranges are lined in the coloured minerals of rainbow mountain. The gradual climb is a medium hike for those who have a relatively good level of fitness. But the views are worth pushing oneself and the hot springs after will gently massage those tired muscles. . You will have complete privacy on this hike as we are the only agency to do this.
Our adventure starts before sunrise picking you up from your hotel in Cusco around 4.30am . Then exiting south bound out of Cusco following the mountain ranges for 2 hours viewing colourful heritage villages, drop down valleys, running rivers pounding through the beaten rock faces and lakes spreading for miles.
We will arrive to the town of Pitumarca to stretch our legs and have breaky then drive for 1 more hour drive to the trail head. (Qalamani 4400 m – 14 435 ft) The mental preparation pushes us forward for 2 hours and the excitement to see this enchanted mountainous garden awaits us. Before claiming our place from the view point we have the pleasure of welcoming our day forth on the high mountain sunrise, embracing this magical moment of nature, and sharing this day with the ancient and traditional local people. Llamas, alpacas, vicuñas run free, the untamable condors and other highland birds float in the thermals above watching below as we reach this rare and isolated Mountain of Love (Montana de Amores) 4800m – 15748ft.
The Vilcanota mountain range stands high and proud and the highest glacier in Cusco shows it pearly peak above all of the rest Ausangate 6 375m 20,900ft. Here you will have plenty of time to connect with Pachamama, enjoy your snack, take pictures , relax and breathe the fresh air of the Andes.
Your knowledgable guide will share with you a treasure of information then we will descend for 1 hour and half back to our bus for a yummy lunch. At this point we offer an option to go to the hot springs to the end of a perfect day. Returning to Cusco and dropping you off around 7:30 PM at Regocijo plaza.
Included & Not Included
Pick up from your hotel.
Private bus to palccoyo(around trip).
Professional Tour Guide(English and Spanish speaking).
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch(buffet).
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
Alcoholic drinks and others not mentioned on the list.
Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE
Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Camera & Extra Film & Batteries
Personal medical kit
Private Service Price: We run this tour only as a Private Service
USD 150.00 per person for a Group of 2 people.
USD 95.00 per person for a Group of 3 people or more.