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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.
One of the natural wonders we have in the Cusco region and Peru is our Palccoyo mountain range, with a variety of colorful mountains, flora and fauna along the route.

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


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.


Our pick-ups will be from 4:30 to 5:00 am in the morning at your different hotels and apartments, as agreed, and then we will go to the South of Cusco and arrive in 1 hour and a half of travel to the restaurant to have a small breakfast, and continue the trip to the Combapata Valley and take the road that leads to the COORDILLERA DE PALCCOYO for a 2-hour trip with a stop at the colonial bridge of CHECACUPE. Our walk begins at the top of the road or bus station to the colored mountains in a moderate 50-minute walk over 4600m high, there we will appreciate different mountain ranges and the stone forest (optional to climb) on the same route. Then we will return to our transportation and a 2-hour trip to the restaurant and have the BUFFET LUNCH. Then we will be returning to Cusco approximately 6pm.


Tourist transportation.
Professional guide.
Breakfast and lunch.
First aid kit.
Walking sticks.
Income (25 soles general rate)


Services not mentioned
Water and snack

What you need to take:

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, Mosquito repellent.
Camera and films
Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and TIPS.

List of objects to take to the tour.

Cusco Destination


Remember that!!! This Tour is only available Every day - We can depart any day of the week, as long as permits are available.

50.00 USD.

Per person ( Eight, or more, tour)

“This tour at Cusco is available Everyday provided we have a minimum of 2 passengers”


By booking or participating in a tour and any related products or services (a “Tour”) with Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L., you agree to these Terms & Conditions.


Your booking is confirmed and a contract exists when the Tour Operator or your travel agent issues a written confirmation after receipt of the applicable deposit amount. Please check your confirmation carefully and report any incorrect or incomplete information to the Tour Operator or authorized agent immediately. Please ensure that names are exactly as stated in the relevant passport.
You will pay a deposit which is completely non-refundable in any situation. There are no exceptions.
You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter to the tourist attraction. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the tourist attraction.
The only acceptable ID to receive a Student Discount is your University Card with a clear expiration date that must be the same year as trek. IDs with expiry dates the following year, even though clearly valid, will not be accepted by the Peruvian government. You must submit a copy of this card at time of booking.


Cancellations: In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of 50% is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:


Cancellation By
91 days or more before departure we will retain 50% of your deposit.
90 – 30 days before departure we will retain 75% of the total tour cost.
29 – 0 days before departure we will retain 100% of the total tour cost.

Tour permits:

Permits: The permits are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. (or any agency).
In extreme cases when the “tourist attraction” is declared closed for safety reasons, Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. will replace your tour with an alternative tour.
Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the tour. If they fail to show this card at the entrance to the tourist attraction, they will not be allowed entry onto the tourist attraction.

Medical Information:

You must advise Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. of any medical problems or allergies you may have. if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
You are responsible for assessing whether a Tour is suitable for you. You should consult your physician to confirm your fitness for travel and participation in any planned activities. You should seek your physician’s advice on vaccinations and medical precautions. The Tour Operator does not provide medical advice. It is your responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each aspect of the Tour based on your own unique circumstances, limitations, fitness level and medical requirements.
Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. reserves the right to deny you permission to travel or participate in any aspect of a Tour at any time and at your own risk and expense where the Tour Operator determines that your physical or mental condition renders you unfit for travel or you represent a danger to yourself or others.
Pregnancy is considered a medical condition and must be disclosed to the Tour Operator at the time of booking. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry pregnant women over 24 weeks. The Tour Operator may refuse to carry anyone with certain medical conditions if reasonable accommodation or alternatives cannot be arranged.
It is strongly encouraged to purchase Travel Insurance to protect you in case of medical emergency or any tour cancellations.

Tours and Treks:

All balances need to be paid in either cash, Western Union, Transfer Bank or PayPal (in full) prior to the briefing which will be held the night before your tour. Visa incurs a 5% service fee and if you need to use another card, it must be through PayPal which incurs a 5.5% service fee.
You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter air lifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment. However, we will prepare a document to certify illness which can be presented for your travel insurance.
Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L. may modify your itinerary where reasonably required in its sole discretion.
Group tours might be as large as 16 participants. Groups are open to everyone no matter skill or age. By accepting a Group Tour you acknowledge that others might change the speed and timing of the tour.
All tours are done in English.


Any costs, whether direct or incidental, incurred by the Customer as the result of delays caused by bad weather, trail conditions, river levels, road conditions, transportation delays, sickness, government intervention or other contingencies which are beyond the control of southern explorations will not be reimbursed.

Thank you so much for choosing
Cusco Destination Travel Agency E.I.R.L.!!!

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