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The Pallay Poncho Mountain Trek 1 Day is one of the new and best attractions in Cusco that was discovered in Quarantine (COVID-19). Located more than 194 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on an elevation summit situated at 4,791 meters above sea level / 15,7181 fasl, it is a mountainous formation dyed in various shades as a result of the complex combination of minerals.
The slopes and summit are highlighted in multiple colors, including red, purple, green, pink, etc. Since 2020, this place has received visitors.
We have 3 Rainbow Mountains in the Cusco Region: Montaña de los 7 Colores (Vinicunca), which is close to Ausangate Trek, Palccoyo Cordillera de Colores and Montaña Arcoíris (Pallay Poncho Apu Tacllo). Below, you will find all the itinerary about the Pallay Ponchu mountain of Apu Tacllo.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
Pallay Poncho Mountain Tour highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.
Peru Tripper is a direct local tour operator in Cusco – Peru; we never share our tours with other companies as most of them do to minimize operating costs. We don’t work with intermediaries or have hidden prices; we have the best local guides and professionals. We guarantee that your travel expenditures will support the local economy, and improve the lives of local Peruvians, due to the simple reason we are a local business!
Very early, we go to your hotel to pick you up and start our trip of approximately two hours until we reach the town of Cusipata. There we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast; continuing the journey, we will go to Sicuani and later to the district of Layo, where the Pallay Mountain is located.
In Layo, we will make a brief stop to get to know the town and its customs; then, our unit will ascend for a space of 30 minutes until we reach the base of the mountain. Later we begin a walk of approximately two and a half hours until we get to the sharp Mountain of Pallay Poncho. Their pigments of the famous mountain of colors are due to a complex combination of minerals, marine, lacustrine and fluvial sediments.
Throughout history, these sediments have been formed by layers of different lengths due to the collision of tectonic plates in the area. These bands of other minerals ended uprising and became the mountains that we can see today.
Later Pallay Poncho mountain acquired its colors due to the same oxidation of its minerals, exerted by the humidity of the area and their erosion.
The weather in the Pallay Punchu mountain is cold and windy in the mornings; at noon, you can see a drier and sunny climate.
Throughout the trip, you will be able to observe the beautiful landscapes and animals of the area. In addition, very close to the Paella Punchu mountain, you can see the beautiful Langui lagoon; this makes this mountain look spectacular and is a lovely destination. After the visit, we descend from the place to have lunch at one of the local restaurants de Layo, where we will enjoy its varied gastronomy based on Trout and Alpaca.
Finally, we will be back in the city of Cusco, whose approximate return will be at 6 pm.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Pallay Poncho Mountain Tour – 1 Day private service, includes additional items such as:
We offer 3 kinds of service, each with different price ranges and you can book in any of these services according to your convenience, we just need you to be a minimum of 02 people to organize your trip on the date that suits you, all our services are 100 % guaranteed.
We are a direct TOUR OPERATOR that never passes clients to other agencies as most agencies do it here in Cusco to save operating costs with poor quality.
We will make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
what is the altitude of the Pallay Poncho Mountain?
The red lake of Ausangate is located over 4780 m.a.s.l
When is the best time to go to Pallay Poncho Mountain?
Best season: Dry season (May to October)
Is there horse rental?
If you have trouble walking on this trek, we recommend you rent a horse (there are horses at the starting point), However, horses will only take you the uphill seccion not on downhills since there is a risk to fall off from the horse.
Its a amazing site. With amazing views of Langui-Layo lake. The best way to arrive to Pallay Punchu is through Langui-Layo lake.