What to see in the Mountain of 7 Colors

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    the Mountain of the 7 Colors

    The Mountain of the 7 Colors (also known as Vinincunca or Cerro Colorado) is a natural attraction located in Cusco.

    Its main tourist attraction is its slopes and peaks, which acquired various colors and shades due to the melting and erosion of a diversity of minerals formed millions of years ago.

    To get to this magical mountain, you must walk 6 kilometers from the Pampachiri community (100 kilometers away from the city of Cusco, approximately). Due to its high altitude location (5,200 meters above sea level / 17,060 feet), getting there requires regular physical effort.

    This magical mountain was on the route that leads to the snowy Ausangate. Due to the photographs taken by tourists there, this attraction began to gain popularity in the world.

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    How to buy a ticket to the Mountain of 7 Colors

    Tickets to the Mountain of the 7 Colors are not reserved online. Nor can they be obtained at an agency in Lima or Cusco. The only way to buy a ticket is to travel directly to the control booth in the Pampachiri community, at the foot of the snowy Ausangate.

    In the Pampachiri community there is a control booth that sells the tickets to this natural tourist attraction. The distance to Cerro Colorado is approximately 6 kilometers. On site there are also locals offering to take them on horseback to the destination.

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    How to get to the Mountain of 7 Colors on your own

    To get to Pampachiri and buy the entrance to the Mountain of the 7 Colors you must follow these steps:

    Hire a taxi or take a bus from the city of Cusco to the town of Cusipata. The buses leave the Colosseum Closed on Huayruropata Avenue (cost 5 soles). The trip lasts 2 hours, approximately.

    Once in the town of Cusipata, you can rest before continuing the journey towards the community of Pampachiri. There are ‘collective’ taxis that do this service (cost 10 soles). The trip takes approximately 1 hour.

    In the Pampachiri community you can buy tickets to the Mountain of the 7 Colors. You can also hire a horse or buy products before the trek.

    The trek to Cerro Colorado lasts 2 hours depending on the physical condition of the visitor. The ascent is difficult but it's worth it.

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    How much does the entrance to the Mountain of the 7 Colors cost?

    The entrance to the Mountain of the 7 Colors has a cost for Peruvians and another for foreigners. Payment is with an identity document or passport.

    7 Colors Mountain ticket price:

    Soles (S /.) Dollars($)
    National tourist (Peru)S/. 52 USD
    Foreign touristS/. 103 USD
    Tickets are purchased in the same Mountain of the 7 Colors.

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    How much does the trip to Vinicunca cost on your own?

    Traveling to the Mountain of the 7 Colors is easier and cheaper than it seems. Expenses include: food, transportation, entrance fees and snacks.

    Trip to Vinicunca on your ownPrice in soles (S /.) Price in dollars ($)
    One way trip: Cusco-Pitumarca S /. 5 2 USD
    One way trip: Pitumarca-Anchipacha S /. 10 3 USD
    Return trip Pitumarca-Cusco < / td> S /. 10 3 USD
    Local breakfast S /. 5 2 USD
    Local lunch S /. 10 3 USD
    Foreign entry S /. 10 3 USD
    Horse ride * S /. 100 31 USD
    Snacks S /. 10 3 USD
    Total cost S/. 17053 USD
    Transfer on horseback to the mountains is optional. Montaña de colores cusco
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    How to visit the Mountain of 7 Colors with tour

    Not sure about visiting Cerro Colorado on your own? You can also do it by hiring the services of a tour.

    On the internet or in the Historic Center of Cusco there are several tourism agencies that offer the 1-day tour to the Mountain of the 7 Colors.

    Tours include direct transportation to the control booth, food, entrance fees and tourist guides. The start of the tour is with the pick up of each tourist at the door of their hotel.

    Cerro Colorado tours start in the city of Cusco at dawn (3 or 4 a.m.) and end at night in the same place (7 or 8 p.m.).

    Montaña de colores cusco Do not you feel in good physical condition to walk the 6 kilometers to the Mountain of the 7 Colors? You can choose to go on horseback by hiring one with the locals.
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    How much does a tour to the Mountain of 7 Colors cost?

    The tours to the Mountain of the 7 Colors vary from $ 35 to $ 100. Prices vary according to the quality of services. However, they all provide the experience of knowing Cerro Colorado.

    Average price tour to Vinicunca Soles (S /.) Dollars ($)
    Tour to Vinicunca (transport, food and guide) S /. 210 65 USD
    Entry S /. 10 3 USD
    Horse ride * S /. 100 31 USD
    Snacks S /. 10 3 USD
    Total costS/. 330102 USD
    Montaña de colores cusco Transfer on horseback to the mountains is optional.
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    What does a Vinicunca tour include

    Most agencies include these services:

    Includes:

    Transportation (round trip).

    Food (breakfast and lunch).

    Tickets.

    Tourist guide.

    No incluye:

    Transfer on horseback.

    Walking poles.

    Rain poncho.

    Snacks.

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