When I was growing up, everytime a rainbow 🌈 would make its appearance someone would tell me that if I were able to discover the exact location of the end of the rainbow, I would find a pot of gold guarded by a Leprechaun.
I could use one right now. The rainbow I mean… Or maybe that pot of gold… or both!
Well maybe there is a way to conjure up this colourful spectacle without having to wait for that rare moment… Let’s just simply go to the Rainbow Mountain 🌄. And luckily for us, there isn’t just one rainbow mountain!
A geological explosion 💣
So what causes the Rainbow Mountains to be colored the way they are? It’s the mix between the sand and silt deposited with iron and trace minerals that provide the key ingredient to form the colors we see today. But don’t take my word for it, the last video will explain it much better than I ever could!
Located near the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 14 Colour Mountain or the Rainbow mountain is one of the area’s most beautiful sites. In the area is also located Purmamarca, which is situated at the very foot of another more reachable Seven Colours Mountain.
The Rainbow Mountains of China within the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park are also another one of these geological wonders of the world.
Peru’s Rainbow Mountain is known as the most colourful mountain in the world. Also named the Vinicunca mountain or Montaña de los Siete Colores in Spanish, it is a magnificent rainbow mountain located in the region of Cusco and which rises to more than 5000 meters above sea level.
There is always a rainbow waiting just for you!