Luxury Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain Range – Full Day

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$499.00$414.00
If you are planning a short escapade to discover another jewel of Cusco’s vast nature, then this full day trek is perfect for you! You will discover a less explored Rainbow Mountain range similar to Vinicunca but with a lighter hike and almost in complete solitude.
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LUXURY PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN RANGE – FULL DAY

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PART 1
PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN RANGE

• Pick up time: 06:30 am.
• Trek starting time: 10:00 am.
• Arrival to Cusco: 18:00 pm.
• Minimum altitude: Combapata Town - 3500 masl/ 11482.9 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Palcoyo Rainbow Mountains range viewpoint– 4900 masl/ 16076.1 ft.
• Distance covered: 4.6 kms/2.9 mls. (2 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Easy.
• Meals included: Healthy snacks and luxury picnic lunch.
Our program start as we pick you up from your hotel and transport you in our private van through the magnificent highlands of the Andes. After a 3.5 hours we will pass through the picturesque village of Checacupe (3440 mts/11286.1 ft) which distinguishes for its beautiful colonial church and bridge that still maintains Inca foundations, we will also see Combapata Town (3500 mts/ 11482.9 ft) which is known for its celebration in honor to San Isidro Labrador (Saint of the Agriculture) during the festivity the inhabitants ask him for the grace and heavenly blessings for the agrarian fields of the town.

Later we will arrive to Palcoyo start trekking point (4760 mts/15616.8 ft), from here is possible to see the colorful mountain formations but we will make the short 1 hour hike to appreciate the mountain range in all its splendor. Along the way we will encounter some endemic flora and fauna (it is common to see some llamas and alpacas wandering around), also there is a curious forest of stones which as its name suggests, is about peaks of rock from the height of trees that look like a true geological labyrinth. Being a short hike there are no horses available for rent.

PART 2
PALCOYO RAINBOW MOUNTAIN RANGE

After these superb landscapes we will arrive at last to the Palcoyo main viewpoint (4900 mts/16076.1 ft) and experience the breathtaking panoramic view of 3 colorful mountains and the red Valley: the Rainbow Mountain range of Palcoyo, its striking colors, as with Vinicunca, are due to the minerals found here, such as red clay, sandstone or copper oxide. It is believed that millions of years ago, this area was completely covered with water, which brought all these sediments that give Palcoyo these characteristic colors. The imposing Ausangate Mountain which is the fifth highest mountain in Peru with its 6385 mts/20948.2 ft is visible from here as well.

We will have plenty of time for taking amazing photos featuring gorgeous backgrounds, hear our expert guide’s explanation and wander around for about 1.5 hours until is time to return hiking back through the same path. Upon our arrival we will have a 20 mins ride until reaching our exclusive picnic lunch place with beautiful views, we will have our well-deserved gourmet meals and some hot coca tea to fight the altitude sickness. Then we reach the final portion of our journey returning back to Cusco in our private transportation, our arrival is scheduled for 18:00 pm approx.

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