Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain & Stone Forest
Very early in the morning we will start our trip to the Community of Palccoyo located south east of Cusco. On the way we will have the possibility of seeing the evolution of the road system through three bridges: the Inca (XV Century); the Colonial (Centuries of the XVII to XVIII) and the Modern one that dates from the year 1895 and is made of railway lines. After passing the access control booth and a short stop for breakfast, we will arrive to Huallatakunka where we will begin our walk to get to know this new attraction. Just a few meters from the start we can see the first mountain of a vast mountain range with colors similar to the rainbow, which gives a cheerful and at the same time mystical. This natural beauty is the sister of the famous Vinicunca but closer and with better accessibility. We will enjoy spectacular views through three viewpoints that we will find during our walk, in one of them we can see up to 3 mountains of colors at the same time and in another we will have an impressive view of the Ausangate mountain on one side and on the other side we will have the Cordillera de Vilcanota in front of us.
|Visited areas||Cusco – Checacupe – Palccoyo – Hullatakunka - Cusco|
|It includes:||Transport, tour guide, ticket, lunch|
|Min/Max||2 passengers / +|
|Operation||From March to December|
|Type of Service||Regular|
|Starting time (variable)||06:00 Hrs.|
|Important note||Rainbow Mountain Range: Maximum Height 4900masl
Forest of Stones: Maximum Heigh 4950masl
From June to August, snow falls in the area.
|Restrictions||The area does not have lodgings or restaurants. There is no cell phone signal.|
|Recommendations||Prior acclimatization is required (1 or 2 days)
Wear comfortable and warm clothes, sunglasses, hat or hat with wide brim, trekking shoes (not sports shoes). Bring a camera, small backpack, sun block and water bottle.