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Trekking to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in 1 day

We will delight 3 mountains of colors in 1 single day!

1 Day Short Hike

23 reviews
Trekking to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in 1 day

Trekking to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in 1 day

We will delight 3 mountains of colors in 1 single day!


1 Day Short Hike

23 reviews


Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain: This is a full day adventure tour starting from Cusco, we will visit the beautiful town of Checacupe famous for its Inka, Colonial and Republicado bridge as well as its colonial church.

Compared to Vinicunca we will walk less than 1 hour to reach Palcoyo where you will appreciate not only one, but three colorful mountains where they are a fascinating sight. In addition, we will be lucky to feel the great Apu Ausangate up close, considered the guardian and protector of the city of Cusco.

Then we will visit the impressive Stone Forest where you can take memorable photos of this experience in the Andes Mountains.


  • Enjoy a private trip to the rainbow mountains of Palccoyo away from the tourist crowds.
  • Visit the Checacupe bridges belonging to three great historical periods of Peru.
  • Feel like an adventurer walking between high Andean mountains with virgin landscapes and views over the Red Valley.
  • Witness the amazing rock forest, discover its meaning and its relationship with the snowy Ausangate.

Visit not only one Rainbow Mountain but three Colored Mountains!



We will start with the pick up from your hotel between 4:40 a.m. and 5:00 a.m., it will depend on the location of your accommodation in Cusco. Once ready in the private transport we will go for 2 hours towards the town of Checacupe where we will be able to appreciate remains of Inka, colonial and republican architecture.

Continuing the trip for another hour and a half, we will arrive at the town of Palcoyo and after a few minutes we will reach the beginning of the walk; Already from this point one of the main mountains could be visible.

The walking time to this point of the viewpoint will be approximately 45 minutes where we will appreciate the cute alpacas adorned with many colors typical of the area, we will also be received by the locals of the area with much love and affection.

Upon reaching the natural viewpoint, we will delight in the spectacular view of a landscape where ocher, red, green, blue and white give life to the not very popular Rainbow Mountain Range of Pallcoyo.

In the same place there is a curious stone forest, which as its name suggests, consists of rock peaks the height of trees that They look like a real geological labyrinth.

From here you will have enough time to enjoy the landscape as well as appreciate the imposing sacred Apu of the Inkas “Ausangate”.

On the way back, we will share an outdoor lunch with the incredible backdrop of the mountain and we will end with the return to the city of Cusco leaving you in your respective accommodation.


  • Quality and safety service
  • Informative talk prior to departure
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking certified guide
  • First aid kit
  • 24/7 customer service
  • Foods
  • Breakfast
  • Water bottles
  • All transfers (Guaranteed)
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Cusco
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Entrance ticket to the Palccoyo Mountain

No Included

  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff


  • Cover your backpack with a waterproof protector.
  • Wear sneakers or walking shoes.
  • Wear waterproof clothing.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
  • Apply insect repellent.
  • Put on sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Do not forget your medications and essential personal items for you.
  • Bring some snacks like chocolates or dried fruit.
  • You’re going to want your camera! Tell us if you are a photography lover we can propose something incredible.
  • Make sure you have money on hand in small denominations, as well as coins in dollars or soles.

Packing List

What To Bring

  • Original passport or DNI.
  • Water.
  • Rain jacket / poncho / long sleeve shirt.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Winter hat and gloves.
  • Rain pants.
  • Snacks.
  • Sun block, factor 35+ recommended.
  • Sunglasses and sun hat.
  • Camera with spare batteries – batteries work faster at higher altitudes.
  • Cash for emergencies and extras.

Travel Guide

  • Beware of children: The Seven Colors Mountain Tour is not recommended for children under 3 years old.
  • Previous acclimatization: It is important to acclimatize to the climate of the city of Cusco at least 1 day before the tour. The 7 Colores Mountain is 5,000 meters above sea level.
  • Weather: The weather in the mountain is changeable. In the months of June, July and August, snow can cover the landscape. Information on the weather conditions for the day of the visit is recommended.
  • Difficulty level: The 7 Colores 1 Day Mountain Tour has a moderate difficulty. It is recommended to do some hiking or running a few days or weeks before the tour.
  • Palcoyo, also known as the Seven Colored Mountain or Rainbow Mountain, is a natural wonder on the way to Ausangate. During this full day excursion you will be able to visit this beautiful mountain, and see from the top the colors that characterize it as well as an impressive view of the Ausangate apu.


Number of persons Price per person

The ”Trekking to the Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain in 1 day” can leave any day of the week, all year round.

Price: US$ 130.00 per person

Deposit charges

Please note that WeTravel charges a 2.9% fee, which we ask the customer to cover as it is due to the use of their service. This tax is for online deposits only.

Price guarantee

This small group tour is guaranteed to operate with only 2 guests.

We like to think that we do tours a little differently than our competitors. We stand by our clients and guarantee that we comply 100% with our prices and our departure dates on all our trips.


US$ 15.00 discount

Yes, if I already travel on another tour with us

US$ 10.00 discount

For children under 12 years

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