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The Palccoyo mountain is another colorful mountain of Peru with an altitude of 4980 meters above sea level, the landscape here is magnificent since it awaits a natural coloration, this coloration is given by the presence of sedimentary stones in erosion. The impressive thing is how the stones have been formed to form a set of seven colors.
Unlike the Vinicunca mountain is that to reach Palccoyo you do not need to walk much because the road goes to the foot of this mountain and from there walk only 20 minutes and you do not need to be in good physical condition since the journey is one slight inclination.
Here you will not only find a colorful mountain but more than three mountains with impressive valleys and animals such as the llama and alpaca that abound in the journey of the route and belong to the local people of this place.
The sacrifice of doing this little walk is rewarded with the unique natural wonders that you will admire and that will surely be an important part of your life.
Pick-up at your hotel at around 06:45 am. We leave Cusco with our own private transportation and head to the south of the city into the Southern Valley. We pass valleys, rivers, mountains and some smaller communities. Our starting point is already at 4900 meters above sea level.
We hike uphill for about 20 minutes to the highest point of our excursion which is at 5000 meters. We pass the unique formations of the rainbow mountain range.
The view at the snow-capped Ausangate mountain is breath-taking. Once we are on the top of our view point, we will have the Vilcanote Mountain range in front of us. You will have all the time to rest and to take pictures. Afterwards, we descent for about 15 minutes back to the starting point. We take the bus to the place to have our lunch and return to Cusco where we arrive around 5.30 pm Aprox.
Pre trek briefing (briefing at the hotel).
Pick up from your hotel in the morning of departure.
Transportation from Cusco to the trailhead at the beginning of the hike by private car.
English / Quechua / Spanish professional guide speak.
Second Tour Guide over 12 people.
Local food service (1 breakfast, 1 lunch, snacks) prepared by a restaurant.
Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
Entrance fee to Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain.
Not detailed meals.
Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you please).
Waking sticks (it can be rented from us US$ 10 for the entire trip).
Travel insurance card is essencial.
Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
Waterproof trekking boots.
Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and knit / tour beanie.
Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions).
Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain and cold.
After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body.
Toilet paper, the package bundle and exit.
Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
Your own first aid kit with special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips and souvenirs.
Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.