Trek to the alternative Rainbow Mountain that Cusco has for you, Palccoyo offers you wonderful landscape views that was created millions of years ago through natural forces, it can be trekked in 1 day, this hike is not difficult like the trek to the main rainbow mountain “Vinicunca”, since the hike is just 30 min and mostly flat. Altitude sickness is the only problem you could fight with, it is recommended that you rest at least 1 day in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude.
The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, is located in the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis in the Cusco region, it has an altitude of 4.900 m.a.s.l. Nowadays Palccoyo receives just few visitors (around 50 people per day), so this is still off the beaten path for those looking for an easy trek without so many tourists.
Book your tour online with us and enjoy this short hike with the best local tour operator in Cusco.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
This day we will start with the pick-up from your hotel in Cusco, from 4:00am – 4:30am and then drive to the south valley of Cusco for 3 hours until we reach the foot of the Palccoyo mountain where before starting with our hike we will enjoy our breakfast at over 4,900 meters above sea level.
Then we will start with our trek to the Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain that will take us 30 minutes one way, from there we will have breathtaking views of the Palccoyo mountain range, as well as one of the biggest mountains of Cusco Ausangate (6,384 meters above sea level).
Here our tour guide will explain the importance of these mountains and the reason of color that we have in these mountains.
We will also visit the forest of stones that is a mistical atraction to this place and we are sure, you will like it since it is perfect for lovers of nature and trekking.
After we spend a good time, we will return by the same route to take our transport and drive for a lapse of 1 hour, to enjoy our just prepared delicious lunch with the views of the mountains that sacred valley has.
Afterward we return to Cusco but before we will make a stop in the town of Checacupe to appreciate the suspension Inca bridge and the colonial bridge, you can take some pictures and if you like you can walk on the suspension bridge, here you can make use of the hygienic services and subsequently we drive to the city of Cusco.
End of our service.
Minimum Altitude: 4.930 m.
Maximum Altitude: 4.980 m.
Food: Breakfast & lunch.
Distance of walking: 02 Km.
Highlights: Spectacular views of the Palccoyo, Ausangate Mountain and the Vilcanota river.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
All of our private services include additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Where is Palccoyo Rainbow mountain?
The Palccoyo mountain, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo of the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis, in the Cusco region, at almost 5,000 m.a.s.l.
Why choose Palccoyo rainbow mountain instead of Vinicunca?
Palccoyo is still not as popular with travelers, so you will not have problems if you want to take a quiet stroll, that connects you with nature without interruptions. The walk is simple and it will not take you more than an hour, but Vinicunca is a hike of at least 3 hours.
Is there toilet facilities in Palccoyo?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol
What is the maximum Altitude we walk on this tour?
We could get till over 5,030 m.a.s.l. That is the point of the Stone Forest, but this is walk to the stone forest is up to you, you can stay at 4,980 masl from where you can see the three rainbows.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
Great roadtrip to get there! Also nice few hours walking while viewing the rainbow mountains, but at very high altitude so be prepared.
Take long road trip to here, but everything is worth. To see such a beautiful mountains and landscape.