PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN
Palccoyo offers a more leisurely option and is best for those who don’t want to hike 6 hours round trip, providing 360 views of 3 distinct rainbow mountains and the Ausangate glacier in the distance in only a short 15/ 45 minute walk. Enjoy the original and unique walk of wonder with us not sharing this beautiful space with other groups through the area most recently known as painted Mountains or new rainbow mountain. The true image of the high Andes, where we will enjoy the beautiful and unique Andean landscape
Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco approximately 6:00 am.
The bus takes the south route of Cusco for 3 hours passing through many colorful colonial towns before reaching Pitumarca district where it’s time to have breakfast and get your energy for the hike ahead.
Back in our bus we travel for 1 hour and haft more hours along the Salcca Valley. Little by little passing through these hidden landscapes of traditional living within the Rainbow Mountain region., red valleys, amazing rock formations, terraces in the mountains herds of alpacas and llamas compliment our sacred journey.
From the head of the trail (4850m/15912ft), we ascend for 45 minutes to 1 hour (1km) to our view point (5, 000m / 16,404ft.). Here are the most unique views of AUSANGATE (highest snow capped mountain of Cusco 6375m/20915ft) and the three Rainbow mountain laying across one another parading their unique color formations exposing their internal history for us to see. How fortunate we are to be out of the crowds in our own space to obsorb this treasured and personal experience. Take time to explore the area and relax.
After the amazing painted landscapes we descend back to our bus returning to the resturant in Pitumarca District for lunch and heading back to Cusco to be dropped off in your hotel.
- Pick up from your hotel.
- Private bus to palccoyo(round trip).
- Professional Tour Guide(English and Spanish speaking).
- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch.
- First-aid kit.
- Oxygen tank.
- Rain poncho (can be bought anywhere in the city or along the trail).
- Entrance fee.
WE RECOMMEND TO BRING WITH YOU
- Rain jacket
- Warm clothes
- Money for extras (water, Souvenirs)