CULTURE


Rainbow Mountain – Peru`s Mountain of Seven Colors

Baku, June 21, AZERTAC

Rainbow Mountain, also called Mountain of Seven Colors, is located in Peru. The reason why these colors have formed is the ice that used to cover the area. When it began to melt, the water mixed with minerals in the ground, turning the earth into the many colors you see today. Red areas are due to rust mixtures, yellows are due to iron sulfide, purples are from goethite or oxidized limonite, and the greens come from chlorite.

Rainbow Mountain Peru also suggests visiting between March and November, or from June to August, when blue skies are likely and the weather is pleasant.

Once you reach the base, it's about a two or three-hour hike to the top and another three hours down to the base. The trip is fairly challenging, so it's not recommended for beginner hikers. The other important thing to remember is that the mountain sits at a rather high elevation more than 16,000 feet above sea level.

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