Book with us this Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru located to the South of Cusco city , so this Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain is located at 4900 masl (16.076ft). Firstly along the drive road we see plenty llamas, alpacas and living culture people, so this Palccoyo rainbow mountain is the formation of minerals which creates the stripes of stunning colors, like ocher with green, blue and white stripe.
Therefore this day hike Palccoyo rainbow mountain Cusco Peru, became a magic place for travelers and the arrival without much physical effort, since the hike is gentle road for 40 minutes to the last view point and then another 40 minutes back to the beginning of the road and surrounded by stunning views, like snow capped mountain and some red valleys.
In adition from the viewpoint of Palccoyo you see nice three colorful striated mountains in all their magnitude and lonely immensity and at the same place there is a curious forest of stones, which as its name suggests, is about peaks of rock from the height of trees that looks like a true geological labyrinth and also we see the beautiful farming terraces at the mounmtain sides from the living culture people named Quechuas.
Physical Condition For Day Hike To Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
The physical effort and the time takes to arrive to rainbow mountain Palcoyo day hike 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 llamas and alpacas and living culture people and the red mountains and moreover we see some nice farming terraces through the andes mountains.
We take care of it all from door to door with the pick up at your place at Cusco city and drop you off too.
High Altitude Sickness For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
When our clients arrive to 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 some day tours.
How To Avoid And Cure
To avoid this high altitude problem, first avoid alcohol and coffee, because they will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated and also beef and meet, eat something light, like soup diets and always drinking plenty water and if you get 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 drink 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 hart is not good, since the coca leaves speed your heart beating then you will be out of breath, even hard to fall sleep. So in this case is better to avoid the coca tea and better to drink water.
Itinerary For Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
We pick you up at 5:20am then we ride you for 2 hours through paved road the way to Puno then arriving to the town Combapata then we keep riding for an hour and 30 minutes through 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 hike, until the last view point, from where you enjoy the amazing views of Three Rainbow Mountains and the snow capped mountain of Ausangate located at 6,384 masl (20,944ft).
Then we climb for 15 minutes, up to the amazing stone forest and enjoy the outstanding views of the mountains and then hike back downhill for 20 minutes and afterwards we ride you back to Cusco city for 3 hours and the half, dropping you off at your place at Cusco city by 4: 30pm.
Price: Day Hike Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Cusco Peru
We charge you just the new taxi and the experienced tour guide, since we are local company based at Cusco city.
- New taxi with oxygen tank for high altitude: $120
- Experienced tour guide, who can help you with the high altitude problems: $70
- Van with oxygen: US$155
how i book this tour
How I Book This Tour ???
For booking this tour, 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 to 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
- The address at Cusco city to pick you up for the following tours
- Gmail or WhatsApp to keep in touch
Then we send you a gmail 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 oxygen tank
- Hiking sticks
- 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
- Sun block factor 35+ recommended
- Sunglasses and sun hat then some gloves
- Camera with spare batteries – batteries run down faster at high altitude
Note: For Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Day Trek
- We do some discount, if you are more than 2 people, just write us or call us please