For thousands of years, the Rainbow Mountain was covered by layers of snow and ice. It was only due to global warming and the melting of snow that it recently got discovered and became a dream destination for travellers.
Instagram somehow knew my location; photos of Machu Picchu and these colourful mountains in Peru appeared on my feed almost every day.
The cascading stripes of colours in the mountain make it seem out of this world and I knew I had to see it for myself (and you, my friends).
The ‘authentic’ way of seeing Vinicunca is via the 5 or 6-days’ Ausangate Trek around the holy mountain Ausangate , a place of worship since pre-Inca times.