The red valley in Cusco is added tourist charm apart from the one, which is becoming very widespread in the last few months, apart from the spectacular Rainbow Mountain Cusco, this beautiful red valley receives more than 1000, visits a day from tourists who alver its pinnacles are impressed by its beauty, it is a chain of mountains, and canyons of pure red earth, forming beautiful peaks that are very salient for any tourist.
This delightful Red Valley is situated very near to the rainbow foothill in the region of Pitumarca, Canchis Province about 3 hours from the city of Cusco.
Altitude of the Red Valley:
The rainbow mountain range It has a height of 5200 meters above sea level. At this high point of the Andean highlands of Cusco. It is a bit more difficult to make physical effort. Therefore, it will be necessary to acclimatize about two days before this tour.
For anyone who wants to know the mountain of colors, you should know that you can take advantage of a new route that will allow you to pass through the famous Red Valley. Without a doubt, this tour is the faultless complement for nature-loving voyagers.
A small canyon with a red soil that covers almost 95% of its surface. It is undoubtedly one of the naturals wonders that are most impact in Cusco. This path is comparatively new but in a short time it gained great reputation and admiration for national and foreign visitors.
Do not forget to ask about how to upsurge this tour when you visit the mountain of shades.
Teodocio Cruz Huancachoque Nieto, present mayor of the region of Pitumarca confirmed that it is a series of mountains and brooks retrieved by a horseshoe track for about 2 hours.
The rejo valley is situated on the Vinicunca route. Formerly it was entirely covered in snow, although there are still seasons that are enclosed in snow throughout the basin.
Due to the reddish color of the valley and the vicinity to the mountain of Vinicunca, this red valley has developed Vinicunca’s first sister.
At the instant the red valley receives roughly 500 daily tourists between nationals and foreigners. The course is the same that leads to the mountain of Vinicunca to the scene is very close to the red valley is about 5,020 meters above sea level and the mountain of Vinicunca is 5,200 meters above sea level.
How to reach the Red Valley? This delightful voyage begins in the majestic city of Cusco, where you must board a car regulated to the district of Cusipata for about 2 hours, once you arrive in Cusipata go to the main square where you can find a taxi or buses with address Phullawasipata, take a short break and take benefit of a good breakfast that will give you enough strength to make the hike of about 2 hours. This depends on the physical condition once you reach the top take a break to a take lovely pictures, then start to go downhill through the red vale for 2 hours until you reach Phullawasipata. Return to the same way to the city of Cusco.
Sanctions to carry in the backpack.
Because of the unpredictable weather, it is necessary to pack a bit of everything.
Pack waterproof, and windproof jacket (down jacket also comes handy), long trousers or leggings, rain cloak, hat/cap, sunscreen; lip cream, athletic t-shirt, and warm jacket. Having strong climbing boots is necessary. Take sufficient of water (at least 1.5 liters per person) and some energy giving snack; wear sunglasses. Always carry moisturizing drinks.
Fully charged camera should go without saying.
• Windproof and Water-resistant Jacket | It is necessary to have a good-quality wind and waterproof jacket. You will use it for other treks and trips around Peru.
• Hiking Trousers | Hiking trousers, especially waterproof ones is necessary when mountaineering in the mountains.
• Sunscreen| In the altitude, sun is even tougher than usual. We endorse you to have a decent value sunscreen with high protection (we use SPF 50). Apply it after every half-an-hour.