This hike is one of the most beautiful and impressive in the Andes Mountains. Its beauty is unique, like a rainbow on earth, local people call this place “the rainbow mountain range”.
Visiting this place is less demanding than Vinicunca (the mountain of the seven colors). Visit Palccoyo, its three rainbow mountains and rock forests with us.
This new tour is much better than Rainbow Mountain, the most visited place by tourists from all over the world, be one of the first to explore this incredible place.
This tour was discovered in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, as people were locked up, one of the people happened to go to this beautiful place and post pictures through Facebook, and very quickly it went viral and is now one of the sites in the sights for millions of tourists and travel agencies.
- 04:00 – 07:00 am. Hotel pick-up and transfer
- 07:00 – 08:30 am. Tour to the town of Layo.
- 09:00 – 09:30 am. We continue to the entrance to the mountain.
- 10:00 – 12:00 pm. Hike to Pallay Poncho and the Langui – Layo lagoon.
- 13:30 – 15:00 pm. Back to our transport.
- 16:30 – 20:00 pm. Return trip from Layo to Cusco.
Sites to visit
- Pallay Puncho Mountain.
- Langui Layo Lake.
- Langui Distric.
- Lago Distric.
- Transfer to Sicuani: 3½ hours by bus from Cusco.
- Walking distance: 5 km.
- Hiking time: 1½ to 2 hours approximately.
- Activities: Adventure Caminata.
- Difficulty levels: 3 out of 5.
- Maximum altitude: 4790 masl. / 15715 ft.
- Departure day: Daily departures.
- Start: Pick up from your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00 am.
- Ends: Delivery to your lodging in Cusco around 6:45 pm.
Be the first to explore this beautiful site full of colorful landscapes and almost similar to the mountain of colors, you could even say that the views are much better.
This incredible place is located in the Andes of Peru, in the Cusco region and in the province of Canas, at (4790m / 15715ft), in an area belonging to the district of Layo this beautiful mountain is better known as’ Pallay Punchu de Apu Tacllo.
This beautiful excursion also offers you breathtaking views of colorful landscapes and you can also see a beautiful sky blue lake similar to the Humantay lagoon. Pallay Puchu means (Andean fabric of a poncho) that is why it is called this way by its geographical formation very much to the Andean fabric called (Andean poncho) that protects from the cold.
Pallay Puncho Mountain Tour
At 4:30 a.m. we will pick you up from your hotel in our tourist transport. The time of departure from Cusco is around 5:00 am approx. where we will make a journey of 3 hours approx. After arriving in the district of Layo, we will make another 20 minutes drive to the parking lot, here begins our 2 to 3 hours of ascent, the time will depend on the physical condition of each one. During the hike, as we ascend we will have an amazing view of Lake Loyo and its surrounding mountains. When you reach the esplanade at the foot of the mountain you will have an impressive view of Pallay Puncho. After your tour you can return to the same point of departure to return to Cusco.
- Tourist transportation.
- Professional Bilingual Trekking Guide (group guiding service).
- Meals (breakfast + Lunch).
- First aid kit.
- Handmade walking sticks.
- Entrance fee to the Pallay Puncho Mountain of Colors s/10.00 soles.
- Other personal expenses.
- Walking shoes.
- Comfortable trekking clothes.
- Small backpack.
- Personal medication.
- Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, especially water.
- Additional money.
How to Get
What is the Pallay Punchu Trek of the Apu T’acllo and where is it located?
The Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca is located in Peru, in the Cusco region, province of Sicuani in the town of Layo.
This mountain is a natural formation that shows the whim of nature through kilometers of terrain that are changing its color by the richness in minerals and is from the viewpoint of Pallay Punchu, from where you have a spectacular view of the entire Andes Mountains with its whimsical colors that resemble the Rainbow Mountains.
How high is Pallay Punchu?
The maximum altitude point is 4790 meters above sea level; however, the route starts from the city of Cusco, passing through villages such as Layo and Sicuani until reaching the starting point of the hike called more lakes at 4500 meters above sea level, from where we will ascend to the viewpoint at an altitude of 5000 meters above sea level.
What is the distance and travel time from Cusco to Pallay Punchu?
The Rainbow Mountain is located 162 km from the city of Cusco and it takes approximately 10 hours to reach this place between the trip by car and on foot without counting the stops for food and rest.
Who can do it? Are there Pallay Punchu horses?
The degree of difficulty of this route is intermediate – easy, so it is recommended for people with an optimal physical condition, since the advance could be a little tiring for people who are not used to these high altitude hikes. However, it is possible to rent a horse in the town of Layo with the villagers who offer this service only for people who cannot walk or are not willing to walk for three hours.
However, it is possible to rent a horse in the town of Layo with the villagers who offer this service only for people who cannot walk or are not willing to walk for three hours.
What months of the year and time of the year are the best to visit the Pallay Punchu Trek?
The tour departs every day of the year, being the dry season the most recommended between the months of April to November, however the rest of the months even with the presence of rain and hail (sometimes) offers a view that can only be appreciated with this weather that can be overcome with a rain poncho and good trekking shoes.
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