Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo

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The Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo is a new route that includes a short walk to the spectacular natural wonder of the Rainbow Mountains, boasting colorful striated rock formations.On this trek you will hike at least 1 hour and a half to see the rainbow montain instead of 5 hours and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate area and Vilcanota mountain range.

This trip that allows you to see the Rainbow Mountains and you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Mountain 6,385 m.the highest mountain in Cusco región.

Rainbow Mountain palccoyo full day

 Itinerary:

We will pick you up 4:30am. From your hotel, it takes 3 hours and a half  by bus. You will travel through charming colorful villages, natural spaces with stunning views of the Andes, valleys, mountains. Following the southeast route from Cusco, after 2 hours by bus, you will take another way before Combapata, (3,600 meters above sea level). Then you will continue through the valley of Salka to the starting point, which is at 4800 meters above sea level. Where you will get ready to walk, while the guide provides important information about the schedule and walk.

After you will walk for about an hour on a small path that takes you to the rainbow mountain with beautiful views over some of the most beautiful rock formations and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the area such as the Rainbow formations. This day will be very exciting as we walk to the pass of the rainbow located at about 4,900 meters above sea level, they will have the opportunity to admire the contrast between the harsh austerity of the mountains and the valleys.

On the way, you will see a great variety of Andean flora and fauna. Such as: alpacas, llamas and vicuñas (wild, llama family) among others.

Once we arrive to rainbow mountain pass, from this point you can see some breathtaking views of the Vilcanota mountain range and the highest peak, the Ausangate glacier, 6375 m. After a well-deserved break and energizing snacks you will have plenty of time for many photos and breathe the fresh air of the Andes.

You will begin to hike down about 45 minutes by the same path that will take you where the driver will be waiting for us. The last stage of the trip, we will descend back to the salka valley on the same road that it take us to the lunch place, after lunch you will return to Cusco around 5 pm.

What is included:

Pre-departure briefing
Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
Private transport from Cusco to palcoyo (starting point of the trek)
Private transport from palcoyo to Cusco
Professional English/spanish speaking tour guide
Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain
First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
Emergency horse.
1Breakfasts, 1 Lunches. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.

Not Included

Walking Poles (Can be rented from us / each pair US$ 5)
Tips
Horse for entire trip (US$ 35.00)

What to take

Day backpack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Walking boots.
Walking sticks
Rain poncho
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Suncream
Extra money

PRICES

2 people US$ 195 per person
3 people US$ 175 per person
4 people US$ 155 per person
5 people US$ 145 per person
6+ people US$ 115 per person

Machu Picchu or Sacred Valley Extension:

1 Day trip From US$ 280.00 per person (depending on group size, Train class, etc).

2 Day 1 night Trip From US$ 335 per person (depending on group size, Train class, Hotel, etc).

Sacred Valley from US$ 70 per person (minimum of 2 people)

INFORMATION

The Rainbow Mountain Palccoyo is a new route that includes a short walk to the spectacular natural wonder of the Rainbow Mountains, boasting colorful striated rock formations.On this trek you will hike at least 1 hour and a half to see the rainbow montain instead of 5 hours and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate area and Vilcanota mountain range.

This trip that allows you to see the Rainbow Mountains and you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, herds of llamas and alpacas and you will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Mountain 6,385 m.the highest mountain in Cusco región.

ITINERARY

Rainbow Mountain palccoyo full day

 Itinerary:

We will pick you up 4:30am. From your hotel, it takes 3 hours and a half  by bus. You will travel through charming colorful villages, natural spaces with stunning views of the Andes, valleys, mountains. Following the southeast route from Cusco, after 2 hours by bus, you will take another way before Combapata, (3,600 meters above sea level). Then you will continue through the valley of Salka to the starting point, which is at 4800 meters above sea level. Where you will get ready to walk, while the guide provides important information about the schedule and walk.

After you will walk for about an hour on a small path that takes you to the rainbow mountain with beautiful views over some of the most beautiful rock formations and some of the most spectacular landscapes in the area such as the Rainbow formations. This day will be very exciting as we walk to the pass of the rainbow located at about 4,900 meters above sea level, they will have the opportunity to admire the contrast between the harsh austerity of the mountains and the valleys.

On the way, you will see a great variety of Andean flora and fauna. Such as: alpacas, llamas and vicuñas (wild, llama family) among others.

Once we arrive to rainbow mountain pass, from this point you can see some breathtaking views of the Vilcanota mountain range and the highest peak, the Ausangate glacier, 6375 m. After a well-deserved break and energizing snacks you will have plenty of time for many photos and breathe the fresh air of the Andes.

You will begin to hike down about 45 minutes by the same path that will take you where the driver will be waiting for us. The last stage of the trip, we will descend back to the salka valley on the same road that it take us to the lunch place, after lunch you will return to Cusco around 5 pm.

PRICE / IMPORTANT INFO

What is included:

Pre-departure briefing
Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure
Private transport from Cusco to palcoyo (starting point of the trek)
Private transport from palcoyo to Cusco
Professional English/spanish speaking tour guide
Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain
First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
Emergency horse.
1Breakfasts, 1 Lunches. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.

Not Included

Walking Poles (Can be rented from us / each pair US$ 5)
Tips
Horse for entire trip (US$ 35.00)

What to take

Day backpack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rainjacket, gloves)
Walking boots.
Walking sticks
Rain poncho
Sun hat + sunglasses.
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer.
Suncream
Extra money

PRICES

2 people US$ 195 per person
3 people US$ 175 per person
4 people US$ 155 per person
5 people US$ 145 per person
6+ people US$ 115 per person

Machu Picchu or Sacred Valley Extension:

1 Day trip From US$ 280.00 per person (depending on group size, Train class, etc).

2 Day 1 night Trip From US$ 335 per person (depending on group size, Train class, Hotel, etc).

Sacred Valley from US$ 70 per person (minimum of 2 people)

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