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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.