differences between the vinicunca mountain palccoyo

Both mountains of colors offer beautiful natural and ecological landscapes, despite being very similar, each one has a singular attraction. At first, we have Vinicunca, also known as Winicunca, to which thousands of tourists arrive every day to contemplate this mountain. recently discovered Palccoyo mountain that is still little-visited but they are two places and there are important differences between them that can make you like one more than the other.
Not sure which colorful mountain to visit? Which is better, Vinicuna or Palccoyo? Here we tell you all the details so that you have a great experience in the mountains of colors.

Vinincunca Mountain

This attraction is known as the Seven Colors of Peru, and it takes 2 and a half hours to see it. Vinicunca is located in the southern part of the Andes of the Cusco region (Cordillera del Vilcanota), it is the first very famous mountain in the tourism industry, the natural beauty of various colors is impeccable, that is why many people call it the new wonder nature of the world.
rainbow mountain vinicunca

Palccoyo Mountain

This mountain is part of a large group of rainbow mountains, which is one of the most obvious differences compared to the Vinicunca mountain range, which has only one colorful mountain range. It is located about 3 hours. By bus from Cusco, the route to Palcoyo is absolutely impressive, as you will also be able to see three bridges: The Qeswachaka Bridge (ancient Inca bridge), the Colonial Bridge and the Republican Bridge, also on the way to the Palcoyo mountain you will be able to appreciate a forest of stones, there is also the possibility of seeing the famous Red River. Of the routes, this would be the best because it has many natural attractions.
rainbow mountain palcoyo

Important differences between Vinicunca and Palccoyo
Vinicunca Mountain Palccoyo Mountain
Height 5200 m.s.n.m. Height 4900 m.s.n.m.
Trip start time Between Between 4:00 and 4:30 a.m. Trip start time Between 5:00 and 5:20 am
Trip End Time 6:30 pm. Trip End Time 6:00 pm.
Difficulty Travel By Pitumarca (Hard)
By Cusipataa (Moderate)
Difficulty Travel Moderate
Walking distance 4 km through Pitumarca and 2 km through Cusipata Walking distance 2 Km
walking time 4h – 3h through Pitumarca and 2h through Cusipata Walking time 1 hour and 30 minutes
Visitors Many Visitors Few

In short, if you want to walk but also want to enjoy the impressive landscape, Vinicunca can be a great personal challenge. If you want a short and easy ride through colorful mountains, then Palcoyo is your choice.

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