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Palcoyo Mountain is located a few kilometers further south from the famous Mountain of 7 Colors. In the same mountain range of Vilcanota in the District of Pitumarca province of Canchis, more than 110 km.
Palcoyo the mountain range of colors or the rainbow mountains are a set of 03 mountains that are located in the Andes mountain range, precisely in the district of Checacupe of the province of Canchis in the department of Cusco at a height of 4900 meters above the sea level, framed in almost 9000 hectares of beautiful Andean landscapes, whose attraction lies in the similarity it has to the already famous mountain of colors that is about 20 kilometers away, because like this it has a wide mineral composition that result in multiple colors that together resemble a rainbow whose background is a landscape of snowy mountain ranges to which it once belonged. This impressive attraction is also a gift from global warming, since it was within sight when it thawed.
Driving Distance from Cusco: (76 Miles / 125 KM)
Driving time: 4 and a half hours one way, including breakfast time for an hour halfway and 4 hours back, including lunch time.
Elevation of the beginning of the Walk: (15,400 feet / 4,700 masl.)
Hiking distance: (2.5 ML / 4 KM round trip)
Horse rental: Does not exist.
Walking time: Walking to the last viewpoint (with some breaks along the way) is approx. 45 minutes. After all, the return to the bus station takes 30 minutes.
Trail: Dirt trail at the beginning, then there is a cobbled trail that runs down one side of the mountain to the last lookout point. It is mostly flat with a gradual ascent. Then to the top, the stone forest site is a zigzag trail of about 200 meters up to the 20 minute walk.
Photo sessions: From time to time, locals appear on the road, walking with an alpaca offering a photo session. In return, they just want a tip.
Maximum elevation: (16,076 feet / 4900 masl.)
Tour duration: 10 hours.
Elevation Difference During Hike: (656ft / 200m)
Group Service Price:
US$65 per person (just included the tour guide and transportation), Pick up from your hotel.
Private Service Price:
US$150 for the whole group (up to 8 people), Not per person!
Aditional person: USD 15.00
** Please NOTE: Private Tours are 100% run by Inkaland while in the Group Service if there are 6 or less people in the group will be conducted by our partners.
This is a Must DO tour in Cusco!
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain 1 Day Trek: The Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek is an amazing experience in the Vilcanota Mountain Range of the Andes and a great alternative to the Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain Trek! This mini trek is perfect for travelers who want to view the colorful mountains of this region without the extra effort of partaking in a full day high altitude trek. It is also a great option for those traveling with their children.