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Palccoyo and 4 Lakes Tour – (full day) – Cusco, Peru

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Palccoyo and 4 Lakes Tour – (full day) – Cusco, Peru

The Palccoyo mountain tour offers three different rainbow mountains. The first one can be seen from the parking lot, the second one on the road and the third one is the final destination and more 4 lagoons to appreciate and it is one of the saltiest lakes in the Andes mountain range. It is said to be one of the highest salty lagoons in Peru and Its waters are known for being calm and giving a bright reflection. In its surroundings, these lagoons are home to rare aquatic species, such as ducks and migrating birds. In addition, you may also see people working in the fields and people raising animals such as alpacas and llamas. You will not see any horses around as they are not allowed. and also the hike is very close and easy to reach the top, it is usually recommended for adults and people who do not like to walk a lot and that is why many people prefer to go hiking to the mountain of colors Palccoyo is more authentic. where you will see the live culture, customs and traditions accompanied by its red river (rainy season is very beautiful and colorful as the blood river is known by the people of Palccoyo.

HIGHLIGHTS

Amazing landscapes of herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain.

Departure & Return Location

Day hike tour

Duration

Full Day 4:00 – 17:00

Distance

10 km (4.4 Miles) Round trip hiking

Elevation

4,600m (15,091 feet) / 5,036m (16,522 feet)

Good For

Those with a sense of adventure and in good hiking shape.

Considerations

Please remember comfortable shoes, rain poncho, sun hat and sunglasses.

Itinerary

Full DayCUSCO – CHECACUPE – COMBAPATA – PALCCOYO

We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. We will leave Cusco in our private vehicle towards the southern valley of Cusco, passing beautiful villages and eucalyptus landscape to cusipata where we will have a delicious breakfast, then we will go to the colonial bridge and Inca bridge of Checacupe, then we will continue to the town of Combapata, now We will take a trail for 1 hour until the start of the hike, we will start our hike in 1 hour and 30 minutes to the Palccoyo mountain of colors (we will walk approximately 1.5 km). We will arrive at Palccoyo Mountain of Colors, located at 4900 meters above sea level, after enjoying the landscape and taking photographs, after a break we will climb the stone forest to appreciate the entire landscape of Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain, we will return through it On the way to the starting point to take our van, when we return we will climb in our private car to the touristic circuit of the 4 lagoons to be able to appreciate the highest salt lagoon of Cusco, after taking photos and seeing the wonder of the landscape we return to lunch , then we will return to Cusco, arriving between 5:00 and 6:00 pm approximately.

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PACKING LIST
  • Private roundtrip transportation
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide (English-Spanish)
  • Dining room and kitchen tents.
  • Chairs and table of field.
  • Oxygen balloon
  • First aid kit
  • Travellers pillow.
  • Blankets.
  • Coca tea in the restaurant​.
  • Entrance for the Rainbow Mountain (10 soles, 3 dollars)
  • Entrance to the Red Valley (10 soles, 3 dollars)
  • Tips for the guide and driver (Voluntary).
  • Other not mentioned.

120 USD

What you need to take
  • Daypack (about 30-40 liters)
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Trekking footwear
  • Thermal layers
  • Waterproof trekking trousers
  • Wool gloves
  • Beanie.
  • Hat
  • Sunglases and sun cream
  • Cash for extras
  • Rain Poncho.
  • Bottle water
  • Snacks (nuts, chocolate and a fruit)
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