Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain Tour is an easier option and the best alternative to the Trek to Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. Unlike Vinicunca mountains which involves a three hours trek. Trek to Palccoyo is relatively easier. On this full day tour, we will be driving you to a section pretty closer to the summit. It is a 45 minutes to an hour’s trek (1.5 km/0.9 miles each way).
On the way to the summit you will be passing through some peculiar stone formations. It also goes through a section where you will see many Andean Camelids – Alpacas, Llamas and Vicuñas. Also you will also get a closer view of the “Apu” Ausangate. This is the tallest peak in the region. It is sacred to the Andean people.
Palcooyo also known as the alternative Rainbow Mountain, is a part of the the Ausangate Mountain range. It is however, not so popular as Vinicunca, so often visitors experience these pristine sights in solace.
To enhance the life of locals and to offer you a hint of the life in the remote Andes, we often take a local community member with us. We operate this tour both in small group and private tours.
We highly recommend you to spend at-least 2-3 days in Cusco acclimatising before the trek to avoid altitude sickness.