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Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge – 2 Days

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Price
FromUSD 340
Price
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  • Large Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
  • Small Group Service(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)Start Time: 04:00
  • Private/Closed Group Service(Group Size: Upon Request)Start Time: 04:00

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  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Difficulty: 4/10
  • Pick up: Hotel Cusco
  • Drop off: Hotel Cusco
  • Availability: Year Round
  • Tour type: Adventure

Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge - 2 Days

Book with us Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge – 2 Days, a destination that has gained fame due to the coloration in the sediments of this part of the Andes, like the Vinicunca, but with better accessibility which allows enjoying spectacular views.

The place, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo in the district of Checacupe, at 4,900 meters above sea level. To get there takes about three to four hours of bus ride to the southeast and from the city of Cusco.

Departure & Return Location:

Hotel Cusco.

Departure Time:

Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).

Palccoyo Mountain plus Inca Bridge highlights:

  • Palccoyo is still not so crowded by travelers like Vinicunca Mountain.
  • The walk is simple and will not take you more than an hour.
  • An impressive stone forest will attract your attention.
  • The Palccoyo mountain range aims to become the new fashion destination.
  • Discover the second Rainbow Mountain of Cusco.
  • You will have the opportunity to appreciate the Ausangate mountain, the fifth highest mountain in Peru.
  • The mountains’ reddish, green, and yellow tones will leave you speechless throughout the journey.
  • Recommended for tourists who do not have extensive trekking experience or much resistance to altitude.
  • Forget about the big spots of tourists going up, down and taking photos in the Vinicunca Mountain!.

Acclimatization:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days prior to your trek to be acclimatized to Cusco’s altitude so that you won’t have a problem during the tour.

About us:
Choquequirao Expeditions 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!

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco - Palccoyo Mountain - 4 lakes.

Our tour begins with the pick-up from your hotel in Cusco, then we will start our trip to the south of Cusco and when we reach the town of Combapata, we will take an unpaved route until we reach the foothills of the Palccoyo mountain, where our experienced Chef will prepare us a delicious breakfast.

Then we start with our trek to the Palccoyo mountain, we can explore the area and enjoy the enigmatic nature where your adventure will be rewarded by unforgettable moments and wonderful landscapes. We will also visit the stone forest that is in the upper part, the view there is incredible, from where you can see the 3 mountains of colors that this place has and in the background the imposing mountain of Ausangate (the highest mountain in Cusco).

After completing our tour of the Palccoyo mountain we will return to the starting point where our Chef will be waiting for us with the delicious Buffet lunch. Then we will go to the 4 lagoons of the province of Acomayo. We will set up our camp next to the lagoon of Pomacanchi, the first lagoon that we will visit in this tour.

The Pomacanchi lagoon has a maximum depth of 140 meters where you can see trout, pejerreyes, huitas, ccarachis, ch’iñis. We will have a free afternoon to go through this lagoon and at night have our delicious dinner and spend the night in our tents next to the Pomacanchi lagoon.

Day 2: 4 Lakes - Inca bridge (Queswachaca) - Cusco.

On this day we will cross the last Inca Bridge from both sides, but beware, it seems easy, but it takes a lot of courage !. After a delicious breakfast, we will visit the four lagoons: Laguna de Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha and Pampamarca or Tungasuca.

After enjoying a quiet moment near the lagoons, we will visit the small Volcano of Pavilions located near the town of Yanaoca. We arrived at the Apurimac River and the impressive Inca suspension bridge (Queswachaca), made of vegetable fiber (Ichu) over the Apurimac river in the district of Quehue.

Its existence dates from the Inca period. Its renovation and maintenance is done once a year by the local inhabitants of the four communities that are around. Subsequently we drive back to Pomacanchi lagoon where our chef will be waiting for us to have lunch. Afterwards we drive to the city of Cusco for about 3 hours, we will drop you off at the main gate of your hotel.

This exciting tour ends at approximately 5:00 pm

Inclusions

Price Includes for Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge:

  • Pre orientation one night before your departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Roundtrip transportation.
  • Professional guide with Spanish / English / Quechua speaking.
  • Second guide for groups with over 12 people.
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent, which allows for greater comfort and storage of backpacks.
  • Thermarest air-inflate Comfortable sleeping Mattress.
  • Cook and assistance of the Cook.
  • Cooking equipment.
  • Dining equipment, including chairs and tables.
  • Portable environmental Biodegradable toilet (The Pett).
  • Foodservice (2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 2 snacks) – nutritionally balanced menu.
  • Vegetarian and free gluten food for no extra cost.
  • Camping spots fees.
  • First-aid kit.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle.

Price Excludes for Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge:

  • Entrance ticket to Palccoyo (10.00 Soles).
  • Entrance ticket to Queshuachaca (10.00 Soles).
  • Extra expenses.
  • Travel and health insurance (bring copies with you).
  • Sleeping bags (it can be rented from us for US$ 10 for the entire trip).
  • Walking sticks (it can be rented from us for US$ 10 for the entire trip).

Items to bring for Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge:

  • A travel insurance card is essential.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants) or poncho. Plastic ponchos can be purchased for about $ 2 in Cusco.
  • Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots are recommended. Extra socks are a must.
  • Sandals or plastic slip thongs are also good to give your feet a chance to breathe at night if you want to take them.
  • Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf, and knit / tour beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.
  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Camera, films, and batteries.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from sun, rain, and cold.
  • Sunblock.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.
  • Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.
  • Your own special medicines you may need, paracetamol, second skin blisters, etc.
  • Cash – sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.
  • Eager and adventurous spirit to enjoy your hike.

Would you like Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge in a private service?

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 Palccoyo Mountain Trek plus Inca bridge private service, includes additional items such as:

  • North Face 4 season tents.
  • Sleeping bag / Silk Liner included.
  • 02 Waking Poles per person.
  • 1 Duffel Bag to carry all your sleeping bags, self-inflating pad, as well as your clothes.
  • Tour Guide to explore Palccoyo all day. And of course, we pay a little more to our Staff and Guide.
  • Private round trip transportation.
  • Ticket to Palccoyo rainbow mountain.
  • Ticket to Queshuachaca.

Prices

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.

LARGE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 16ppl Max)

USD
340
Per Person

SMALL GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: 02 Min - 08ppl Max)

USD
380
Per Person

PRIVATE GROUP SERVICE

(Group Size: Upon Request)

USD
450
Per Person

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FAQs

Where is Palccoyo Rainbow mountain?
The Palccoyo mountain, still little known and far from many tourists, is located in the community of Palccoyo of the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis, in the Cusco region, at almost 5,000 m.a.s.l.

Why choose Palccoyo rainbow mountain instead of Vinicunca?
Palccoyo is still not as popular with travelers, so you will not have problems taking a quiet stroll that connects you with nature without interruptions. The walk is simple, and it will not take you more than an hour, but Vinicunca is a hike of at least 3 hours.

Are there toilet facilities in Palccoyo?
Yes, at the beginning of the walk, you will find public baths that cost S/.1 Sol.

What is the maximum Altitude we walk on this tour?
We could get till over 5,030 m.a.s.l. That is the point of the Stone Forest, but this is walk to the stone forest is up to you, you can stay at 4,980 masl from where you can see the three rainbows.

What if I suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional; he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank; we always provide an oxygen tank for this kind of tour.

Why travel with Choquequirao Expeditions?
  • High quality services
  • Best price guarantee!
  • Local 100% Peruvian Tour operator (Based in Cusco).
  • We never pass you on to another operator or third party.
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed!
  • TripAdvisor recommended!
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JerryPT

Family Traveller

Nice, short hike with incredible views and great alternative to the classic Rainbow Mountain!

July 29, 2019
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