Pallay Poncho Mountain Trek
1 day Tour.
Pallay Poncho is a new attraction of the Cusco. This mountain is known as the Pallay Puncho Apu Tacllo or Sharp Pointed Hill. This mountain is similar to the Rainbow Mountain Peru. The landscape is most beautiful and near you will find the small lake.
The Pallay Punchu Apu Tacllo are located in the district of Layo, Canas – Cusco.
The altitude is 4700m /154200 ft.
From Cusco to the Layo is 4 hrs driving.
The communities near to the Pallay Punchu Mountain or Pallay Poncho also know it as Pallay Punchu del Apu Tákllo, Condor Sayana, Apacheta. Its characteristics that stand out of this mountain are the sharp peaks that it possesses, this place was recently discovered by the communities that live in this area thus turning it into the third Rainbow Mountain! located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Cusco.
The mountains were formed due to the geological, from which we can view the variety of colors that it has, such as red, brown, magenta and others that make it even more special, as well as being accompanied by the impressive “Langui” or Layo Lake”.
Useful Information: Pallay Poncho Mountain Trek Full Day Tour
- Begin from: Cusco
- End in: Cusco
- Duration: 01 Day
- Daily departures from our office in Cusco.
- Hours: 04: am to 18:00 pm (Group Service leaves from our Office)
- Pick up from Hotel for Private Groups (04:00)
- This is a MUST DO tour in Cusco – NOT to be missed !
About Pallay Poncho Mountain.
The Pallay Poncho Apu Tacllo mountain (also called condor sayana) is one of the new tourist destinations in Cusco, is located in Peru, in the Cusco region, Canas province in the town of Layo. The Pallay Poncho Mountain is located 194 km from the city of Cusco and it takes approximately 14 hours to go and return, on an elevation summit located at 4,791 meters above sea level, it is a great mountain formation tinged with different tones as a result of the complex combination of minerals. Slopes and summit stand out in various colors, including red, brushed, purple, green, pink, white, and more. Since 2020, this place has received visitors.
This mountain is a natural formation that shows the whims of nature through kilometers of terrain that change their color due to the richness in minerals and it is from the Pallay Poncho viewpoint, from where you have a spectacular view of the entire Cordillera de the Andes with their capricious colors that resemble the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunca.
With this new destination, we would have 3 colored mountains in the Cusco region: The Vinicunca mountain of 7 colors that is close to the Ausangate mountain, the Palcoyo mountain and the Pallay Poncho mountain.
The colors of the Pallay Poncho Mountain.
The colors of the Pallay Poncho mountain are due to its mineral composition: the pink color is due to the red clay, mud-stones (mud) and arilites (sand). whitish, due to the white quartz sandstone. The different browns and purples, due to limonites and marls, rich in calcium carbonate.
The red is formed by clays (iron) and clays belonging to the upper tertiary. The green is due to the compound of phyllites and clays rich in ferro magnesium. The earthy brown is a product of the fanglomerate formed by rock with manganese from the Quaternary. Finally, the mustard yellow color due to the calcareous sandstones rich in sulfur minerals.
Group Service Price:
US$160 per person (just included the tour guide and transportation), Pick up from your hotel.
Private Service Price:
US$180 for the whole group (up to 8 people), Not per person!
Aditional person: USD 15.00
** Please NOTE: Private Tours are 100% run by Inkaland while in the Group Service if there are 6 or less people in the group will be conducted by our partners.
This is a Must DO tour in Cusco!