The Mountain of Colors Vinicunca is one of the favorite destinations of tourists from Peru and the world, as it houses a large number of natural, historical, mystical places of great beauty. But our nature continues to surprise us with its different resources, one of them being the beautiful Red Valley, a new natural attraction in the Pitumarca district of Cusco. This valley of red mountains has a series of red earth ravines as well as a diversity of dreamlike landscapes that can be accessed after a two-hour walk along a bridle path.
These mountain ranges are becoming a new attraction for visitors who, after visiting the wonder of Machu Picchu, see the Red Valley in a new way of connecting with nature.
The Red Valley belongs to the Vilcanota mountain range located over 5,200 meters above sea level, it is located near the Ausangate snow-capped mountain, very close to the town of Labramani, which belongs to the district of Pitumarca, province of Canchis in the region of Cusco next to, which has now become the new attraction for tourists from all over the world.
How to get:
The trip begins in Cusco, from there you board a transport that will take you to the town of Pitumarca in approximately two hours; then continue along a trail and go up to the town known as Lambramani, in this place you will start the walk uphill for a time of 1 hour and 30 minutes until you reach the impressive chain of red mountains, a landscape attraction that in the time of low temperatures it is evident how the snow covers the summits that make a wonderful show.
What foods should you take to the 7 Color Mountain?
Peruvian food is very varied, especially in the city of Cusco, however, in order to reach the mountain of colors, it is advisable not to carry or consume heavy meals, since at higher altitudes the body tends to digest more time. We advise you to bring carbohydrate-rich fruits, salads and plenty of water.
What to bring:
- Warm clothing (Polar jacket).
- Trekking sticks
- Solar protection.
- trekking shoes
- Little equipment to avoid unnecessary fatigue.
- A small snack (preferably energetic).
We conclude by expressing that Cusco offers all visitors a wide range of natural, archaeological, and historical tourist destinations that are visited daily by thousands of tourists from all over the world, the Red Valley cannot be oblivious to being visited for the incredible and beautiful landscape that surrounds him, which is the reward for all the effort he makes during the walk.