RAINBOW MOUNTAIN IN JUNE
Rainbow mountain in June and the following months like July, and August receive no rain, and no snow which can impact travelers’ expectations, so these are the best months to hike Rainbow mountain more or less; even September is suitable for good weather. However, as the season is good in the Cusco region, Rainbow Mountains get quickly crowded, and this may not be at your convenience. It is the same thing for Machu Picchu, and most people will be heading to Rainbow Mountain a day after visiting Machu Picchu citadel. All in all, be prepared for an early morning start and an epic trek. The weather is cold in the early hours, but you will get hot as you continue walking. And by the time you reach the top, you will get cold again, although that is nothing serious this month.
When is the best time of the day to visit Rainbow Mountain in June?
The best time to hike Rainbow Mountain in June is from 6 am to 9 am and after 02:00 pm in the afternoon.
- On the 06:00 am shift. You will have the privilege of enjoying the sunrise over the Mountain, the temperature is hot and there will be a small crowd.
- After 2:00 pm, most of the visitors(at least 90%) have left Rainbow Mountain and you can enjoy it much better without many people. At this time of the day, the park rangers are more flexible and allow you to stay a bit longer at some spots. Another plus of visiting Rainbow Mountain in the afternoon is that the sunset views are impressive and quite underrated.
Things to know
- The temperature in the Rainbow Mountain fluctuates high of 23°C (73°F) and low – 3°C(26°F)
- June is the start of the Peak Season in Rainbow Mountain.
- Hiking Rainbow Mountain in June, you will have constant sunshine and a cloudless blue sky.
- The weather this month is usually sunny during the day, and very cold at night.
- June continues to be an amazing time for hiking and for outdoor activities.
- Little rain is expected during this month.
- It rains on average a total of 4 days of the month.
- It is a good time for hiking the Multi-day Ausangate trek without having to care much about the slippery trails and about vain effort due to clouds because the view is always guaranteed.
- You will see many alpacas and Llamas because in good weather they are everywhere.
- In good weather, you might see condors flying in the Mountains.
- You will have an amazing picture of Rainbow Mountain without any clouds.
- The Rainbow Mountain parking lot hosts many cars, and they all look similar, so this may be trouble at the time of boarding the vans for the return trip. You can´t recognize your group´s Van easily without help.
- Sometimes, if there is high demand for a horse ride, you might not easily get one to ride, so you will have to wait.
- There may be many other hiking folks in line for using the toilets.
- Dusty trail because the hundreds of tourists wear out the hard-packed trail.
- It is hard getting good photo shots at Rainbow Mountain lookout.
- Cold temperatures in the early mornings and nights.
- Bring cash in Peruvian soles, preferably in the twenties (20 soles) for the horse rentals, and several 1 sol coins with you as you will need to pay to use the toilets and for some hot tea up in the mountain.
- Notice where your van is parked before leaving the mountain as you might get back alone and can’t find your car amongst several very similar other cars.
- Take gloves, a hat, a hooded jacket, and other layers! It is freezing cold in the beginning. The wind blows strong further at the summit.
- Bring a hand warmer device on your day pack for a real early morning hike.
- Wear a hat with a flap to protect your neck from sunburn.
- Sunblock is a must in June.
RAINBOW MOUNTAIN FOOTAGE