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palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain
Palcoyo Trek
Rainbow Mountain Hike
Palcoyo Ausangate
Ausangate Mountain
Ausangate Mountain
Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain
Palcoyo Trek
Rainbow Mountain Hike
Palcoyo Ausangate
Ausangate Mountain
Ausangate Mountain

Three Rainbow Mountains (Palcoyo) on a beautiful day tour suitable for all fitness levels, Take a short walk to the stunning striated mountain views and visit the picturesque villages in the area

Palccoyo (or Palcoyo, depending who you ask) Rainbow Mountain is relatively unheard of by travellers, with pretty much all of the tours offering the standard trip to the Vinicunca Mountain. Where Palccoyo is located there is actually an entire mountain range, littered with different rainbow mountains.
Looking for a more off the beaten track experience whilst still not wanting to miss one of Peru’s must-see attractions.

Useful Information

Starting Altitude – 3800m / 12,467ft.
Highest Altitude – 5040m / 16535ft.
Walking Distance – 5 K / 3.10686m.
Duration of the trek – 45 - 60 minutes
Meals – 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 Snacks
- Overall Difficulty - Moderate
- STARTING POINT: - Cusco at your hotel

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

If you’ve looked at any photos of Vinicunca, you’ve likely noticed that they were all taken from the exact same vantage point. This is because you only see the rainbow-colored rock formations at the climactic finale of the trek, as the trail passes through beautiful but mundane-by-comparison pasturelands and typical mountain scenes. A visit to Palcoyo, on the other hand, brings you immediately into some of the most otherworldly scenery you’ll ever lay eyes on.
The main attraction is, of course, a grouping of three rainbow-colored peaks for which the site is known. After you’ve snapped your obligatory photos, you’ll be equally enthralled by the surrounding Red Valley with its surreal Mars-like terrain. The nearby bosque de piedras (stone forest) also adds to the unearthly feel of the scene. After you’ve spent a few minutes here, you’ll understand why it’s so special. There are few places in the world so beautiful, and unlike the more famous Rainbow Mountain you’ll have this place almost completely to yourself.
This hike is accessible for all ages and hiking levels. The highest altitude on the tour is 5000m (16400ft) so we recommend a few days in Cusco prior to the tour to acclimatize.

CUSCO – RAINBOW MOUNTAINS PALCOYO – CHECACUPE – CUSCO

We will pick you up very early from your hotel (4:00am) and set out on a drive through the South Valley. The drive to the trailhead at Palcoyo is about 4 hours where we will have our breakfast. After breakfast we take a gradual uphill walk (30-45 minutes) to the Palcoyo Pass (5000m/16,400ft). Here you will have spectacular panoramic views of three Rainbow Mountain Palcoyo and Ausangate. We will spend approximately 1 hour at the pass taking pictures, having a snack, and enjoying the spectacular view. Once we are done enjoying the scenery we walk back down the way we came. We now take our private transport to the village called Checacupe (approx 1 hour) where we will enjoy our box lunch and explore the small bridge there. After taking some time to walk across the bridge (30 min), take pictures and enjoy the area we take our private transport back to your hotel in Cusco (about a 2 to 2.5 hour drive).

- Approximate departure time: 4:00 AM
- Approximate arrival time in Cusco is 5 – 5:30 PM
- Walking distance: 5 km / 3.1 miles
- Approximate total walking time: 1.5 hours
- Level of Moderate

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES

private transport
Pre-trek Briefing 1 or 2 days before your trek.
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco (no matter which hotel)
Tour guide for the entire trip (English speaking)
Entrance fee to access the mountain area
1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 Snacks
First Aid kit
Oxygen tank
Taxes

NOT INCLUDED

Walking Sticks: you can hire from our company
Additional Personal horse for riding 30.00 USD
Tips for the wranglers and guides

What to bring for the walk

A small backpack
Copy of your passport.
Good team trek, such as hiking boots, scarf, polar or thermal clothing, gloves, fleece warm hat and wool socks
Waterproof pants and jacket for the cold
T-shirts and long sleeve sweaters
Poncho Rain
Sun hat
Sunscreen
Camera and films
Canes
Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and TIPS


List of objects to take to the trek

Cusco Destination

OUR PRICES:

Remember that!!! This walk leaves every day of the year.

Pre payment per person:

50% of the payment per person
Balance: 50% Before starting the walk.
- Terms and Conditions -
- PERSON -
- PRICE -
2
$ 90.00
3 - 4
$ 80.00
5 - 7
$ 70.00
8 - More
$ 60.00

“This trek is available every day provided we have a minimum of 2 hikers”

 

"OUR PUNTUALLITY"

We know that time is very important for you and you want to make the most of it. That is why punctuality is one of our most important values.

"PERSONAL SERVICE"

From the moment you have contact with us, we will try to provide a personalized service according to your travel requirements.

"BEST TOUR GUIDES"

It is our priority to have the very best guides with a wide knowledge of the history and culture of our destinations and of the wild activities we offer.

"FANTASTIC MEALS"

The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail, all our presentations are buffet.

"TRANSPORT & CAMP"

Our transportation is private for all our treks and tours, and our camps are strategically located so you can enjoy your hikes.

"TOURIST RESPONSIBILITY"

we bet on an offer nature tourism and cultural, based on a commitment to social and environmental responsibility.

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