Begin your Rainbow Mountain adventure before sunrise when you're picked up from your Cusco hotel at 3:30am. Settle back for a 3-hour drive past the community of Pitumarca, then stretch your legs and have a light breakfast before beginning the hard work. With your small group of maximum 14 people and your guide, ascend the moderate-to-difficult trail for 3-4 hours until you reach 16,500 feet (5029 meters) above sea level.
At the summit, enjoy a huge sense of accomplishment and unparalleled views. Rest a while and take some photos before heading back down to lower altitudes and warmer weather. Stop for lunch at a glacial lagoon before arriving back to the trailhead, where your driver will be waiting to take you back to Cusco. The day ends back at your hotel between 6:30-7:30pm.