Best time to visit Rainbow Mountain in Peru

To define when is the time of the year to visit and get to know Vinicunca, the Rainbow mountain in Peru, we have to talk about the two typical seasons that the region of Cusco presents.

Cusco presents 2 very marked seasons and perhaps they are the only ones, these are: the rainy season and the non-rainy season.


When is the best time to go to the Mountain of 7 Colors?

The best time to go to the rainbow mountain in Peru – Vinicunca, is the dry season, which runs from April to October, in these months there is no rain and the climate is very favorable for tourism in Cusco.


In Vinicunca (the Mountain of Seven Colors), the rainy season is cloudy for most of the day, the dry season is partly cloudy and it is cool all year round. During the course of the year, the temperature generally varies from 26.6 °F to 62 °F and rarely drops below 21°F or rises above 69°F.

Vinicunca Cusco
Rainbow mountain in rain season

The temperate season lasts 1.4 months, from October 22nd to December 1st, and the average daily maximum temperature is over 62°F. The hottest day of the year is November 13, with an average maximum temperature of 63°F and an average minimum of 39°F.

The cold season lasts 1.5 months, from June 17 to July 31, and the average daily maximum temperature is less than 59°F. The coldest day of the year is July 8th, with an average minimum temperature of 26°F and an average maximum temperature of 59°F


We recommend you to visit other places before or to visit Vinicunca, as well as Machu Picchu, Lake Humantay, Palccoyo, Red Valley, Queshuachaca Bridge and other tourist attractions of Cusco.

4 thoughts on “Best time to visit Rainbow Mountain in Peru”

  1. I’m coming in June how can I get in touch with a service to get a horse for 3 travelers total? Also looking for a guide up the volcano in Cuzco

  2. Hi will be there in july! looking to go to rainbow mtn and lake humanatay… will need horses and guides … any info?? or recs…

    1. Of course, it is best to contact an agency so that they can book a horse for you, Quote a tour, one of the best tips is to go to this activity after 5 days in Cusco, this is called acclimatization.

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