- On 18 May, 2022
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The Mountain of Colors of Palcoyo is another natural attraction located at 4900 meters above sea level in the district of Checacupe, province of Canchis, Cusco region. This beautiful mountain is a good travel alternative to the classic
Vinicunca for the large numbers of tourists who visit it daily. How to get there? Where? When is the best time to visit Palccoyo? These are some of the questions that we will answer in detail in this blog.
How to get to the Palccoyo Mountain?
Reaching it only requires a gentle 1-hour walk with no slopes, so it is a less demanding option than the long walk to Vinicunca. If you are looking for an adventure in nature, walks in very high areas and in tourist places rarely frequented by tourists, then you must visit the Colored Mountains of Palccoyo.
1.- On Own Account.
Traveling to the colored mountain of Palccoyo on your own is not complicated, well let’s start. The starting point will be the city of Cusco, for which you will have to get up very early at 4:30 am and take a taxi that will take you to the bus station (Cusco – Sicuani) located on Av. huayruropata. There are various transport companies that will take you to Sicuani, but first you must get off at the town of Combapata, in this place you can have breakfast and buy what you need. Then you will have to take the service of a taxi or buses that you can find in the surroundings. It will take you along a road without asphalt and after an hour of travel you will arrive at the starting point of the walk, the road to Palccoyo will be from 40 minutes to 1 hour depending on the pace of your walk, upon arrival you will have a beautiful view of 3 colorful mountains, you can also visit the stone forest that is very close to the mountain. You will have all the time available for your photos and enjoy the Andean landscape. The way back will be through the same place and you can have lunch in Combapata. and finally return to the city of Cusco.
2.- Taking a tour with a travel agency.
Arriving at the mountain of Colors Palcoyo by Agency is a good alternative because you will do the tour without worries, without rushing since they include mobility, guide, food, entrance ticket, First Aid Kit, among other elements necessary for the walk and visit it without concerns.
When is the best time to visit Palccoyo?
The best season to visit the mountain of colors Palcoyo is in the dry season between the months of April to November. It is not recommended to go up in the months of December to February because it is the rainy season. However, with the effects of climate change, the weather in Cusco is often very unpredictable and variable.
Recommendations before and during the trip
- It is recommended to acclimatize at least 1 day before the tour.
- Wear appropriate clothing (sweaters, jackets).
- Wear trekking shoes.
- Bring sweets and chocolates to keep the body active.
- It is recommended to bring trekking poles.
- If you have any heart problems, it is better to consult your doctor first.