We leave the city of Cusco early in the morning and after 3 hours on our way we enter the community of Palccoyo. Here we can see a completely reddish mountain landscape, with varied crops and alpacas in the distance.
Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain
We leave the city of Cusco early in the morning and after 3 hours on our way we enter the community of Palccoyo. Here we can appreciate a completely reddish mountain landscape, with varied crops and alpacas in the distance. We will visit a family in this community where a pre-Inca museum is preserved. Here we can see potato growing utensils, alpacas wool extraction tools, and kitchen utensils of that time.
We continue our journey, then we will know the fauna of the region as alpacas and llamas. In the opportunity that we have, we stop to take photos with these incredible animals of the region. Upon arrival we stop right at the base of the mountain of colors, where we can appreciate a view of the reddish valley and prepare for the ascent to the mountain.
We begin our ascent on an established path and climb for 1 hour and 20 minutes up to 200 meters higher, to the so-called “Stone Forest”. Before reaching the stone forest we will see the first and second mountain of colors in front of us. During our walk there we will see from a higher perspective the red valley, the full extent of the mountains of colors and this incredible landscape.