Take this easy Palccoyo Tour Cusco, with plan day hike Palccoyo rainbow mountain Cusco Peru, located along the Andes mountain at Cusco region. Firstly, for the hike of the Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo, we have an oxygen tank, in case we can need it, for altitude sickness, since this rainbow mountain trek is located at 4,900 masl (16.076ft). Secondly, along the drive route, we see plenty of native llamas, alpacas animals, and living culture people, who have the skills of the Inca time people.
Moreover, the Palccoyo rainbow mountain in Peru is the formation of natural minerals, which creates the stripes of stunning colors, like ocher with green, blue, and white stripe. On top of that, this Palccoyo rainbow mountain tour will astonish you, immediately from its variety of colors and its amazing red valleys.
Palccoyo Cusco Peru
Therefore, this day trek Palccoyo rainbow mountain Cusco Peru became a magic place for mountain lovers, and the arrival is easier with the less physical effort since the hike is a gentle bridle path for 50 minutes, until the last viewpoint, then 40 minutes back to the beginning of the road, surrounded by stunning views, like snow-capped mountain named Ausangate, and also some red valleys.
In conclusion, in this Palccoyo rainbow mountain, you see three colorful striated mountains, in all their magnitude and lonely immensity, and at the same place, you see beautiful rock formations, which as its name suggests, is about peaks of rock from the height of trees that looks like a true geological labyrinth.
Moreover, we can see along the mountains of Palccoyo rainbow mountain many farming terraces, where the local people farm types of potatoes in an organic way, and they use the llama and alpaca manure to fertilize the soil like used to be in the Inca time.
This day tour at Cusco region in Peru country is one of the nice options to arrive at the top of the Andes mountains and observe the three rainbow mountains without much physical effort, also you have the option to hike more, which is to the stone forest area, and from this place, we enjoy the entire view of the 3 rainbow mountains and some red valleys.
Moreover, along the route, we see the red river during the rainy season and many farming terraces with llamas and alpacas, and then some little remote local village.
So this day trip to Palccoyo is well recommended for the mountain lover, and see the living culture people named Quechuas.
Physical Condition For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
The physical effort and the time it takes to arrive at rainbow mountain Palcoyo is much less than hiking to Vinicunca rainbow mountain, and the latter also receives a large influx of tourists that detracts, from the natural landscape.
With this, we do not mean that the trekking to the Rainbow mountain Vinicunca is not worth it, is more, if what you are looking for is a physical challenge, perhaps visiting Vinicunca has more sense for you. The grace of the Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo is that it is an excellent alternative for those who can do not want to wear themselves physically to observe the same landscape that they would observe in Vinicunca, and also at both places, we see plenty of llamas and alpacas and living culture people, then the red mountains and moreover, we see some nice farming terraces through the Andes mountains.
Therefore, for this nice short day hike, for Palccoyo rainbow mountain, we take care of it all from door to door.
High Altitude Sickness For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
When our clients arrive in Cusco city first they are wondering about high altitude sickness, so Cusco city and the hiking in Peru is mainly at high altitude since we are located at the Andes mountain ranges, so we would highly recommend to give yourself at least 2 days to acclimatize your body at Cusco city if you’re used to living close to sea level and Cusco city is the perfect place to acclimatize your body for the high altitude since is located at 3300 masl (10,826 ft) then you will be fine for high altitude and hiking mountains, so while you stay at Cusco city, you can do day tours.
Avoid The Altitude Sickness And Cure In Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo Peru
To avoid this high altitude sickness problem, firstly avoid alcohol and coffee, because they will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated, also avoid beef and meat, eat something light, like soup diets, and always drinking plenty of water.
If you get a pounding headache, you can start taking pills for high altitude named (Diamox ) and in Spanish is called Acetazolamide, and also to prevent high altitude sickness, you can start taking one tablet of Diamox, a day before starting the trip or while the trip, and each tablet is every 12 hours and drinks plenty water.
About Coca Tea For The High Altitude
Drinking coca tea is good for high altitude but if you have some problem with your heart is not good, since the coca leaves speed your heart beating then you will be out of breath, even hard to fall asleep. So, in this case, is better to avoid coca tea and better to just drink water.
What Happens If I Get Some High Altitude Problems Or Super Headache?
In this case, we are the only ones, we can help you since we have our tour guides with some training in the first aid kit, and moreover, they know how to use the oxygen tank for the clients, and therefore we send some oxygen tank for all our tours
Itinerary For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Peru
Time to pick you up at 5:20 am, then we ride you for 2 hours through paved road, which is the main road to Puno, then before arriving at Combapata town, we turn to the left side, then we keep riding for an hour and 30 minutes through a dirt road to the community named Palccoyo, where we see plenty alpacas, llamas and living culture people, located at 4600 masl (15,091 feet), then we hike for an hour gentle path, until the last viewpoint, from where you enjoy the amazing views of Three Rainbow Mountains, and also see the snow-capped mountain, named Ausangate situated at 6,384 masl (20,944ft).
Also, we get the chance to climb for 15 minutes up to the amazing stone forest and enjoy the outstanding views of the Andes mountain range, afterward, we hike back downhill for 20 minutes to the car place, then we ride you back to Cusco city for 3 hours and a half, dropping you off at your place at Cusco city.
Arriving time back in Cusco will be around 4:30 pm.
Price: Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
We charge you just the new taxi and the experienced tour guide since we are a local company based in Cusco city.
- New taxi with an oxygen tank for high altitude: US$120
- The experienced tour guide, who can help you with the high altitude problems too: US$75
- Comfortable van with oxygen tank: US$155
Note: We do some discount, just write to us on our WhatsApp +51 943 388685
how i book this tour
Book Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
For booking this day hike, you have to send us some deposit of $20 dollars through our Paypal account and Paypal charge the 7% from any amount of money to send, and the %7 is charged to you, so that means you need to send us $22 and then the rest of the money in cash when you arrive in Cusco city and then, you need to send us the following details to our Gmail: email@example.com
- The date of the tour and type of tour
- The number of people
- Address at Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
- Email and WhatsApp to keep in touch
- Passport copy through WhatsApp to pay the Peruvian tax
Then, we send you an email confirmation of the deposit and the tour.
Note: The $22 dollars deposit, is for any number of people, for booking this tour, then the rest of the money in Cusco city in cash, it can be in dollars or soles, this is up to you and also please the final payment with good US$ bills, because the broken dollars bills no working in Peru.
- This is our Paypal account to send the deposit: firstname.lastname@example.org
Included: For Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek At Cusco Peru
- Experienced tour guide
- Private car with an oxygen tank
- Hiking sticks
Not Included: For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
- The entrance fees and the cost is 10 soles, per person
- No food, you can bring some snacks and eat along the trip
- Gratuity for the workers
Bring: Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
- Water and some snacks
- Rain jacket and rain poncho and some warm coat
- Sunblock factor 35+ recommended
- Sunglasses and sun hat, then some gloves
- Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitude
Note: For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
- We do some discount if you are more than 2 people, just write to us or call us, please
What Should I Wear To Rainbow Mountain?
Mainly, we have two types of weather in Peru for the rainbow mountain and bring all this stuff for the Palccoyo rainbow mountain day tour in Cusco Peru.
The dry season is from May to October, and from November to April is the rainy season
- Good hiking shoes, mainly when is the rainy season
- Some warm layers of clothes
- Rain jacket for the rainy season
- Windbreaker for the dry season
- Sun hat and sunglasses
- Hand sanitizer and toilet paper
- Some suncream
- A small daypack to carry your personal things for the hike
- Warm gloves
- Some snacks with drinking water
- If you have a knee problem, bring a hiking stick