RAINBOW MOUNTAIN 2 DAY/ 1 NIGHT LLAMA TREK:
The mountains of Peru will leave you with an unforgettable experience, as you are lead into the Peruvian Andes by our local guide. During this trip you will enjoy an amazing night amongst some of the brightest stars you will ever see and a milky way so colorful it will leave you stunned.
Our 2 Day Rainbow Mountain Llama Trek in Peru will leave you with an unforgettable experience, as you are lead into the Peruvian Andes by our local guide and pack llamas to carry the gear. Our special route links part of the Ausangate circuit and truly takes you off the beaten track. On the first day you will reach Puchacocha pass, where you will have stunning 360 degree views, while standing face to face with the magnificent Ausangate Glacier. Enjoy a warm evening at our exclusive FlashpackerConnect built dining hut, accompanied by our newly built tent shelters for added protection from wind and weather. On day two you will wake early for a sunrise visit to the Rainbow Mountain before the large crowds arrive. This is truly an adventure that will take your breath away constantly, combining wild desert landscapes, glaciated peaks, rushing rivers and challenging mountain passes. We get you away from the crowds where everything seems untouched and undiscovered.
NEW: Enjoy our exclusive FlashpackerConnect campsites that feature Andean style thatch tent shelters for added comfort and protection from the elements & our comfortable dining shelter to keep you warm in the evenings during dinner, also serving as a great place to relax!
Why Llamas: Llama are currently an underutilized Eco Friendly way to transport gear and supplies in the high mountains. With the growth of tourism, vulnerable mountain ecosystems are at jeopardy and require responsible management. This is why we use the native Llamas just as the ancient Incan cultures did.
In ancient times llamas were key to the success and survival of the Inca culture. Now we can utilize them to carry our supplies with minimal impact. Once on the trail you will truly understand the power of these animals and why people have been packing with them for centuries, it’s just in in their DNA. Their feet have a leather pad similar to that of a dog, and a split toe that allows for larger surface area and gripping ability. When it comes to rocky, steep, and tough to navigate terrain llamas excel where some pack stock might fall short. They are smaller than horses and thus they eat and drink much less in comparison, making them much more low impact animals and Eco Friendly.