Hike to the Pallay Poncho Mountain of Colors in Cusco
Pallay Poncho of Apu Tacllo mountain (also called condor sayana) is one of the new tourist destinations in Cusco that was discovered in full quarantine. Located more than 194 kilometers from the city of Cusco, on an elevation summit located at 4,791 meters above sea level, it is a great mountain formation tinged with different tones as a result of the complex combination of minerals. Slopes and summit stand out in various colors, including red, brushed, purple, green, pink, white, and more. Since 2020, this place has received visitors.
With this new destination, we would have 3 colored mountains in the Cusco region: The Vinicunca mountain of 7 colors that is close to the Ausangate mountain, the Palcoyo mountain and the Pallay Poncho mountain.
- Explore the impressive mountain range of sharp points, geological formations sculpted by the passage of time; resembling an Andean poncho (typical Andean clothing) with colored pigments such as: magenta, brown and red, the varied pigmentation of the soil provided an incredible view of this place.
- Discover little visited places, where the ancestral customs and traditions of the Quechua peoples are still maintained. Those who are dedicated to the cultivation of potatoes, and raising South American camelids such as the llama, alpaca.
- Visit the great lagoon of Layo, where you can enjoy the delicious local cuisine, such as grilled trout, baked guinea pig, ram on a stick.
Inclusions of this tour
PALLAY PONCHO MOUNTAIN: CUSCO - URCOS - LAYO - APU TACLLO
Our Adventure begins in the City of Cusco picking you up at 4:30 am (time we will pick you up at your hotel) by our Guide together with our carrier. Then we go to the small town of Cusipata, where we will have breakfast. We will continue the trip to the beautiful Laguna de Langui and the small town of Layo. During the tour, we will see beautiful landscapes and animals, such as llamas, alpacas, and some towns in the region.
When we get to Layo, we’ll start climbing the mountain; The approximate walking time is 3 to 4 hours, and above 4 thousand meters, we will enjoy the panoramic views, such as the flora and fauna that this beautiful region offers us, finally we will arrive at our destination “Pallay Poncho of Apu T’ acllo or Mountain of sharp points”. Once there, we will have considerable time to enjoy this incredible place.
After visiting Pallay Poncho of Apu T’acllo, we will return to the small town of Layo, where our transport awaits us, back to the city of Cusipata, where we will have lunch, we will make some stops at the viewpoints to see the landscapes that this region offers us. .
The trip ends in the city of Cusco at night 18:00pm.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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