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Pallay Punchu Trek Full Day | Apu Taqllo Trek 1 Day

Created with Sketch. Apu Taq'llo Pallay Punchu, Peru
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Apu Taq'llo Pallay Punchu Trek Be the first to explore this beautiful site full of colourful landscapes and almost similar to the rainbow mountain, you could even say that the views are much better.
This incredible place is located in the Andes of Peru, in the Cusco region and in the province of Canas, at (4790m / 15715ft) meters above sea level, in an area belonging to the Layo district this beautiful mountain is more known as’ Pallay Punchu of Apu Taq'llo. This beautiful tour also gives you breathtaking views of colourful landscapes and you can also see a beautiful sky blue lake. Pallay Puchu means (Andean fabric of a poncho) that is why it is named for its geographical formation very much to the Andean fabric called (Andean poncho) that protects from the cold.  
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    Shuttle to Sicuani: 3½ hour by bus from Cusco.
    Hiking distance: 5 km / 8.1 miles
    Hiking time: 1½ to 2 hour approximately.
    Activities: Trekking Adventure
    Difficulty Levels: 3 of 5
    Maximum Altitude: 4790 masl. / 15715 ft.
    Departures Day: Daily Departures.
    Starts: Pick up at your accommodation in Cusco around 4:00 AM
    Ends: Drop-off at your accommodation in Cusco around 6:45 PM


DAY 1 : Cusco ― Layo ― Pallay Punchu Mountain ― Cusco
This adventure begins in the city of Cusco at your hotel. Our specialized adventure and hiking guide will come to pick you up from your hotel along with our private bus at 4:00 a.m. Then we will travel to the south of Cusco. A trip that will last 3 hours to the province of Sicuani, here we will have breakfast for, after breakfast we will continue our trip for 1 more hour to the Layo district, here our bus trip ends. From here we will continue walking to the Pallay Punchu mountain of Apu Tacllo, a distance of 5 kilometers long that requires approximately 1.5 hours of walking. We will reach a height of (4790m / 15715ft) where we will have the complete view of the wonderful Pallay Punchu of Apu Tacllo.

After having finished exploring this beautiful place we will return to our bus slowly, taking the last photos, then on our bus we will go to the Province of Sicuani to have 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.

What is Included?

  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco.
  • Mountain guide (english and spanish).
  • Touristic transport from Cusco to Soraypampa (beginning of trek)
  • First aid kit equipment.
  • Transportation back to Cusco.
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit

Not Included:

  • Emergency horse
  • Water
  • Tips

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Apu Taq'llo Pallay Punchu, Peru

Tour Map Pallay Punchu Trek Full Day | Apu Taqllo Trek 1 Day


What is Pallay Punchu Trek del Apu T’acllo and where is it located?
Pallay Punchu Trek is located in Peru, in the Cusco region, province of Sicuani in the village of Layo.

This mountain is a natural formation that shows the whim of nature through kilometers of land that are changing their coloring by the richness in minerals and it is from the viewpoint 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 much height you have Pallay Punchu?
The point of maximum height is 4790 meters above sea level; however the tour part of the city of Cusco, passing through towns like Layo and Sicuani until you get to the start point of the walk called more lakes to 4500 meters above sea level, from where we will ascend to the observation deck at a height of 5000 meters above sea level.
What do distance and travel time from Cusco Pallay Punchu?
The Mountain Rainbow is located 162 km from the city of Cusco and takes about 10 hours to get to this place between the trip by car and on foot without counting the stops to feed and rest.
Who can be done? Are there horses Pallay Punchu?
The degree of difficulty of this route is intermediate – easy, so it is recommended for people with an optimal physical state, as the advancement could be a little tiring for people who are not accustomed to these walks in height. However you can rent a horse in the same locality of Layo with the Communards who offer this service just for people who cannot walk or not willing to walk for three hours.

You must bear in mind that the horse is guided by a horseman and will leave about 15 minutes from the viewpoint of Pallay Punchu so if you or if you will have to walk this stretch.
What months of the year and time are best for a visit Pallay Punchu Trek?
The tour departs every day of the year, being the dry season the most recommended between the months of April to November however the rest of months even with the presence of rain and hail (sometimes) offers us a view that can only be seen with this climate that you can cope with a rain poncho and good trekking shoes.


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