All About Palccoyo Mountain

All About Palccoyo Mountain

Palccoyo Mountain

For those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience and wish to get away from the crowds, Palcoyo Mountain is a natural gem worth exploring. This treasure is less known than its famous neighbor, Vinicunca, meaning you can enjoy the scenic beauty in a quieter environment.

Features of Palccoyo Mountain:

  1. Mountain in Peru is characterized by its impressive colors that range from reddish and green tones to blues and yellows. This spectacular natural phenomenon is due to the presence of minerals and sediments that were deposited millions of years ago.
  2. Unlike some other colorful mountains in Peru, Palcoyo is relatively easy to reach. The Palccoyo tour is less demanding in terms of physical effort compared to Rainbow Mountain, making it perfect for travelers of all levels.
  3. Although Palccoyo Mountain is gaining popularity, it still receives fewer visitors than other attractions, ensuring a calmer and more serene environment. Here, you can enjoy natural beauty without the crowds that are sometimes found in busier destinations.

Weather in Palcoyo Mountain

The weather on Palccoyo Mountain is pleasant for much of the year. However, the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from May to September. During this time, you can avoid the rain and ensure you have clear, unobstructed views of this spectacular landscape.

How do you get to Palcoyo?

At Salkantay Trekking, you can take a day trip to Palccoyo from Cusco, which is a 3-hour drive from Cusco. As with any high altitude hike, you can expect to be a little cold. The hike itself is easier than the others as it is really flat, making it perfect for any level of hiker.

  • Height of Palccoyo Mountain : 4,900 meters above sea level
  • Walking time : 2 hours
  • Distance : 3 km
  • Difficulty level : Moderate