Peru leaves no wonder for its imposing and incomparable natural attractions. On the Langui lagoon, located at 4,650 meters above sea level, stands a mountain of colors baptized as “Pallay Poncho” because it has the shape of the typical garment of the South Andean region, which has become the sensation among the Cuzco.
The place is beautiful. There you can see yourself, under that blue mountain sky, the Langui lagoon and the mountain, which make it a dream place, a must-see; reaching this attraction is not difficult if you have the desire and an excellent physical condition.
According to the authorities, community members discovered the “Pallay Poncho” mountain during the quarantine by the covid-19 pandemic when they crossed its slopes on the way home. Later, they gave notice for its promotion as a new tourist destination.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (4:00am – 4:30am).
Pallay Poncho Mountain Tour highlights:
We recommend you be in Cusco at least 2 days before 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!
This incredible experience begins with the pick-up from your hotel between 4:00 am to 4:30 am. Then we head south for an average of 3 hours until we reach the Layo district, observing typical high Andean landscapes. Arriving at the Layo district, we will have a delicious local breakfast.
After having breakfast, we will continue our journey in our transport, along an unpaved road, until we reach the walk’s starting point. Upon reaching the starting point, we will receive all the instructions from our guide; the walk takes an average of 2 hours uphill. Upon arriving at Pallay Punchu Mountain (4,791msnm / 15,718ft.) Our guide will explain the orography and geography of the place; you will also have enough time to take pictures.
After we finish the visit, we will return by the same path down to our mobility; then, we will go to the Layo district, where a delicious local lunch will be waiting for us.
Finally, we will return to the city of Cusco, arriving at 6:00 pm approx.
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 Pallay Poncho Mountain Tour – 1 Day 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.
What if i suffer from altitude sickness?
Our tour guide is professional, he will treat you accordingly with the oxygen tank, we always provide oxigyn tank for this kind of tour.
what is the altitude of the Pallay Poncho Mountain?
The red lake of Ausangate is located over 4780 m.a.s.l
When is the best time to go to Pallay Poncho Mountain?
Best season: Dry season (May to October)
Is there horse rental?
If you have trouble walking on this trek, we recommend you rent a horse (there are horses at the starting point), However, horses will only take you the uphill seccion not on downhills since there is a risk to fall off from the horse.
Its a amazing site. With amazing views of Langui-Layo lake. The best way to arrive to Pallay Punchu is through Langui-Layo lake.