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Take this easy  Palccoyo Tour Cusco, with plan day hike Palccoyo rainbow mountain Cusco Peru, located along the Andes mountain in the 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, alpaca animals, and living culture people, who have the skills of the Inca time people.

This rugged rainbow mountain Palccoyo is one of the best short day hikes in the Cusco region, also is one of the great chasms with an unspoiled natural landscape. So, experience this day hike with us, and have the unforgettable vacation of a lifetime.

This mysterious Palccoyo rainbow mountain will astonish you immediately, from its variety of colors, and its amazing red valleys, so this Palccoyo rainbow mountain in Peru is the formation of natural minerals, which creates stripes of stunning natural colors, like ocher with green, blue and white stripes.

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 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, along the route close to rainbow mountain, we can see some beautiful mountains full of farming terraces from this time, where the local people farm types of potatoes, and also they use the manure from some local animals to fertilize the soil, which used to be like in the Inca time.

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This day tour in the 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 villages.

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 giving 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 drink 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 altitudes, 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 the 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 discounts, just write to us on  WhatsApp at +51 943 388685

Book Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru

For booking this tour, you have to send us, a deposit of $20 dollars through our PayPal account, and PayPal charges 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 WhatsApp number.

  • The date of the tour and type of tour
  • Number of people
  • Address in Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
  • Email  to keep in touch
  • Passport copy,  the profile side 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:    deposit@chacrastravelperu.com

Included: For Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek In 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 discounts if you are more than 2 people, just write to us or call us, please

 Some FAQS

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 sunscreen
  • 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

How Do You Get To Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain?

The way to arrive at the  Palccoyo rainbow mountain is from Cusco city and also from the sacred valley of the Incas, and much better is going in an organized group since this place is located at 4900 masl, so you need some help in case you can be affected by the high altitude.

Mainly we bring an oxygen tank, and some first aid kit, also no local transport from Cusco to Palccoyo rainbow mountain, that is the way better to take a day tour from Cusco to Palccoyo rainbow mountain

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