- Type of Tour: Walk / Cultural
- Best season to go: All year
- Distance: 3 km
- Elevation: 4700m – 4900m
- Difficulty: Easy
Pallay Punchu Mountain is characterized by its beautiful colors, its sharp points and its easy access. The Filuda de Colores Mountain or Pallay Punchu is located in the Layo district, approximately 3 hours from the city of Cusco.
The name Pallay Punchu de Apu Tacllo comes from the multiple colors of the mountain that resemble the ponchos used in the Peruvian highlands, a very typical garment of Peru.
Location and Height
It is located in the district of Layo, province of Canas, located in the Cusco region, three hours from the city. Above 4700 meters above sea level.
It is close to archaeological sites such as: Rapchi in Sicuani, Puente Inca de Queshuachaca and one of the largest lakes in Cusco, we speak of Lake Langui Layo
How to get to Pallay Puncho?
You can go in 2 ways, if it is your first time in Cusco, we recommend you take the 1st option, if you are a more experienced traveler, then you can take the 2nd option.
Go with travel agency
Going with a travel agency is not very expensive, the agency will take care of taking you and let you know this place, and you will only enjoy.
The costs vary, but are very similar to the mountain of 7 colors – Vinicunca.
Go on your own
If you are an experienced traveler, you can take interprovincial transport cars to Layo – Canas. Once in the Plaza de Layo, you can hire a taxi and you can easily reach this place.
The climate in the Pallay Poncho mountain is cold and windy in the mornings, at noon you can appreciate a drier and sunnier climate, it can vary depending on the season and the month you visit.
Best time to Pallay Poncho Full Day Tour
The best time to get to know this place is the same as the Vinicunca mountain, that is, in the dry season, which is from May to October.
Why book the Pallay Poncho Full Day Tour?
- Connect with the nature of the Pallay Poncho mountain.
- It reaches a new record, it reaches 4790 meters above sea level.
- Be amazed by the imposing snow-capped mountains.
- Get to know the magical Langui – Layo lagoon.
This Pallay Poncho Full Day Tour begins in the city of Cusco at your hotel. Our specialized adventure and hiking guide will come to pick you up at your hotel along with our private bus at 4:00 a.m. Then we will travel south of Cusco. A trip that will last 3 and a half hours to the province of Sicuani, here we will have breakfast, after breakfast we will continue our trip for 1 hour more to the district of Layo, here our bus trip ends. From here we will continue walking towards the Pallay Punchu de Apu Tacllo mountain, a distance of 5 kilometers that requires approximately 1 hour and a half of walking. We will reach a height of (4790 masl / 15715 feet) where we will have the complete view of the wonderful Pallay Punchu of Apu Tacllo.
After we have finished exploring this beautiful place, we will return to our bus slowly, taking the last photos, then on our bus we will go to Sicuani Province to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch. After finishing lunch, we will return to Cusco and this adventure will end at your hotel with unique memories that you will never forget this experience in the Peruvian Andes.
- Pick up from the hotel.
- Round trip transportation.
- Official tourist guide.
- Food: Breakfast + Lunch.
- Entrance ticket.
- First aid kit.
- Mineral water.
- Extra expenses.
What to Bring:
- Wear warm clothes.
- Sunscreen (preferably factor 90+).
- In rainy season a poncho of water.
- Hiking shoes (hike / treeking).
Recommendations for Pallay Poncho Full Day Tour
- If this is your first time, hire an agency.
- Bring water, sunscreen, a hat and everything you need for a 1-day trip.
- Try to go in a group, so you can save a few soles.
- Make this place one of your options for visiting Cusco. We recommend you leave it for one of the last days, so that you are well heated at the height.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Pallay Punchu Trek del Apu T’acllo and where is it located?
Pallay Punchu is located in Peru, in the Cusco region, Sicuani province, in the town of Layo.
This mountain is a natural formation that shows the caprice of nature through kilometers of land that are changing their coloration for the wealth of minerals and it is from the point of view of Pallay Punchu, from where you will have a spectacular view of the entire Cordillera of the Andes with its whimsical colors that resemble the rainbow mountains.
How tall is Pallay Punchu?
The point of maximum height is 4790 meters above sea level.
Who can be done? Are there Pallay Punchu horses?
From April to September it is considered the months where there is no rain and if there is, it is minimal. From September to March is considered rainy months, being from January to March with more intensity. However, even if it is the rainy season, there are days when not a drop of rain falls. Also in any season, hail or snow can fall, so you have to be prepared for any situation and put on a good face.
What months of the year and time are best for a visit to Pallay Punchu Trek?
The degree of difficulty of this route is intermediate, easy, so it is recommended for people with an optimal physical condition, since the advance could be a bit exhausting for people who are not used to these walks at height.