Just at three hours from the city of Cusco, Palccoyo is just an impressive Mountain as the famous Vinicunca or Montaña de Siete Colores. Discover more of this alternative route.
Vinicunca is not the only mountain of colors you can visit in Cusco. Just three hours from the imperial city, the Palccoyo mountain range is a tourist attraction that is worth exploring in your next vacation, because it will not take much time or effort. The beauty of its natural landscapes are just as amazing as the famous Seven Colors Mountain.
Also known as Cordillera de Colores or Arcoíris, Palccoyo is still not as popular with travelers, so you will not have any problems if you want to take a quiet walking, that connects you with nature without interruptions. The walk is simple and it will not take you more than an hour (at a brisk pace) to reach the three colorful mountains that this Cusco jewel hides.
Palccoyo is over 4900masl so this place will test your resistance to the altitude. Remember to go with warm clothes, windbreaks and trekking shoes. It is ideal that the backpack you carry is light. Pack only what you need as a bottle of water and snacks for the road (lemon candies, nuts, among others). In addition, you must take into account that the sun can appear strongly at any time of the route, so sunblock will be your best ally.
The adventure in Palccoyo
The Palccoyo mountain range aims to become the new fashion destination, and its marked roads are a great help for all tourists.
During the route to Palccoyo, an impressive forest of stones will attract your attention. Take the opportunity to take the best pictures and look closely alpacas and llamas. From each viewpoint offered by the route, you will have the opportunity to appreciate Ausangate, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
The reddish, green and yellow tones of the mountains will leave you speechless throughout the journey. It should be noted that this phenomenon, like the Seven Colors Mountain, in the province of Quispicanchi, originated due to the presence of sedimentary rocks in erosion.
The Palccoyo mountain range is an alternative plan that has everything you need to make your trip a magical and unique experience in Cusco. What do you wait to visit it?