A part of the Andes Mountains, Rainbow Mountain can be found a few hours outside of Cusco. The remote area is home to the Quechua people, descendants of the Incas, many of whom have never heard the gospel. Most days, the locals bring their horses to the trailhead, often with some of their small children running along. Hoping to make some money, they offer tourists rides. Because the elevation is around 15,000 ft., several tourists usually take them up on their offer. After dropping the first group off, the locals run back down the mountain with their horses in hopes of catching another ride and making more money for their families.
Today, there are more than 10 million Quechua people living throughout South America. Several Quechua sub-groups have been near-totally evangelized, while others remain minimally-reached with the gospel.