Ausangate the terrestrial rainbow of Peru
Three hours from the Inca capital Cusco lays the snow-covered Ausangate the fifth highest mountain in Peru at 6,380 masl. The Mountain of Colors, Rainbow Mountain or better known by locals as Cerro Colorado, is part of the Cordillera and is located in Vinicunca, province.
The journey to reach this wonder of nature takes up to five days there are few words that can describe the magic. Charm of its landscapes adorned with lagoons hot springs snowy and starry skies, which are in turn. The hills of Vinicunca are among the most attractive places in the Vilcanota mountain range. Its natural coloration is due to the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion, which together, glimpse seven colors, which contrast with the blue of the sky to form a majestic barrier between the desert of the coast and the Amazon jungle.
To get there, you must take a three-hour bus ride from the center of Cusco to start a four-hour hike to the site from which you can admire the Rainbow Mountain and the beautiful valley that surrounds it. The return is of less difficulty and takes an average of two hours.
Walking tours are composed of sections with medium to high difficulty so it is recommended to have a good physical condition. The residents of the community offer from time to time, horseback services for tourists who find it difficult to continue with the passage. Another of the most impressive places is Cima Nevada a majestic and beautiful snowy.
One of the most extraordinary high Andean areas ideal for adventure sports especially for lovers of trekking and glacier climbing. It is located in the immediate vicinity of the Ausangate surrounded by turquoise lagoons with 8 km of water mirror captivating visitors with natural spectacles of sunsets and sunrises. The entrance to this valley has a cost of 10 soles (US $ 3). Trips organized with travel agencies last one day and start between 03 and 04 in the morning.http://www.aztourstravel.com/ausangate-terrestrial-rainbow-peru/http://www.aztourstravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Ausangate-the-terrestrial-rainbow.jpghttp://www.aztourstravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Ausangate-the-terrestrial-rainbow-150x150.jpgEuropeperu inca trail,rainbow of Peru