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:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
Palccoyo Mountain plus Inca Bridge highlights:
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.
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!
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.
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
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:
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.
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.
Nice, short hike with incredible views and great alternative to the classic Rainbow Mountain!