The Rainbow Mountain of Peru earned its fame quite recently and rapidly became a coveted destination. Travelers from all over the world arrive at Peru to see this wonder of nature, along with locals. It isn’t a surprising fact because it is hard to believe that such a place exists on Earth. The mountain is magnificent, to say the least, and the trail is scenic too. However, you should neglect what others do, and suffer. Reaching to the top can be challenging, primarily due to the altitude. Here you will learn about the best ways of preparing yourself to conquer the Rainbow Mountain.
The weather forecast
Rainbows appear after a rainfall, but wet weather isn’t what you want for the Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour. The rainy season of the country runs from November to April. The experience of the Rainbow Mountain won’t be enjoyable if it rains. That is why you must set out after knowing the weather forecast. You shouldn’t worry about it because your guide will inform you about the climatic conditions. The mountain looks best when the sky is clear, and the sun is shining with full brightness. Then again, it is next to impossible for humans to exercise control over the weather. It will be best to avoid the trip on rainy days.
No one should ever make the mistake of underestimating the elevation of the Rainbow Mountain. There are several instances where enthusiastic travelers couldn’t enjoy the beauty and tranquility of this place. You should prepare yourself to handle the altitude at the Rainbow Mountain Peru Tour. The hike to the top starts at around four thousand six hundred meters above sea level. The summit is at five thousand two hundred meters, and it isn’t something to trifle with. You should listen to your guide and get off the peak with ten to twenty minutes. It will also be wise to spend a day to acclimatize at Cusco.
Dressing and packing
As mentioned earlier, the popularity of the Rainbow Mountain is on the rise. A lot of people come to Peru only to scale this hill. If you’re one of them, then you must pack and dress appropriately. Both hiking trainers and boots are mandatory, but you can bring only one of them. Remember to put them in your travel bag before you arrive. If you buy new shoes after reaching Peru, then you won’t have time to break them in. In the end, you will experience painful blisters which can hinder your hike. You must also carry clothes for all weather conditions, sunscreen lotion, and lots of drinkable water.
The problems created by the altitude can make things difficult, but it can’t break you down. The trail is relatively easy to follow, and you will have an experienced guide with you. They won’t ask you to pick up the pace if you’re trudging. Once you reach the top, the views will win over your heart. It is entirely possible that you wouldn’t even want to return. Mere words are insufficient to describe the intoxicatingly mesmerizing views from the top.
Ask for recommendations
You can ask your friends and members of the family who had visited Peru before for referral of a suitable tour operator. Ideally, you should check out the website of a company before drawing any conclusion.
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