Pallay Puncho – The Sharp Rainbow Mountain
- Full day
- group Tour
Pallay Puncho or Pallay Poncho, also known as the Filuda Rainbow Mountain or Sharp Point Mountain, offers a fantastic hike amidst beautiful mountains, showcasing the most stunning landscapes of Cusco. Upon reaching the top of this impressive mountain, you will have a panoramic view of the town of Layo and the beautiful Layo Lagoon.
Mode: Adventure, Cultural, and Ecological Hike
Duration: 1 day
Tour Duration: Approximately 16 hours
Hiking Distance: 4 kilometers
Difficulty Level: Challenging, with ascents and descents
Languages: English, Spanish
Departure Time: From 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
Return Time: Around 7:00 p.m.
Minimum Group Size: 3 people required for this tour
Period: Year-round, recommended from April to November
Maximum Altitude: 4,700 meters above sea level
Temperature: Cold in the mornings, hot during the day, and windy with chilly gusts in the afternoon.
Cusco- Layo Rainbow Mountain Pallay Puncho -Cusco Tour Itinerary
Early in the morning, our private transport will pick you up at your hotel to embark on a wonderful adventure towards the new Rainbow Mountain, Pallay Puncho. We will take the route leading to Puno.
We will travel for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes until we reach the city of Sicuani, where we will have a delicious breakfast. Then, we will continue on the route to Arequipa and take a detour to the town of Layo, on the edge of the beautiful Layo Lagoon. After a few more minutes by car, we will start our hike.
After descending from our vehicle, we will hike up a very steep slope for about 1 hour and 30 minutes to 2 hours, surrounded by magnificent mountains like Apu Taqllo and Pallay Puncho, leaving behind the Layo Lagoon.
Finally, we will reach the top of the Filuda Mountain Pallay Punchu, from where we will have an impressive view of the Layo Lagoon, contrasting beautifully with the colors of Pallay Puncho. We will have a reasonable amount of time to take beautiful photographs and rest.
Afterward, we will begin our return to reach our vehicle and head back to Cusco. We will make a stop to enjoy beautiful views of the Layo Lagoon. We will arrive in Sicuani, where we will have a delicious lunch.
Finally, we will return to the city of Cusco, with an estimated arrival time of around 8:00 p.m.
Duration: Approximately 16 hours.
Would you like to explore more adventures in Cusco?
Check out our information on adventures such as the Colorful Mountain hike, Sacred Valley tour, Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu 1-day train tour, and the Inca Trail.
Price of Tour Pallay Puncho Rainbow Mountain:
160 Peruvian soles per person in group service
We offer discounts for groups of 7 or more people.
150 US dollars per person.
What is included in the Pallay Puncho Rainbow Mountain Tour:
Transportation: We use private buses and minivans that are very comfortable and equipped with all safety accessories according to the number of tourists. Our driver has many years of experience.
Breakfast and box lunch.
Vegetarian option available.
First aid kit, including an emergency oxygen tank.
What is not included in the Pallay Puncho Rainbow Mountain Tour:
Tips for the guide and driver.
Dinner on the last day.
What To Bring?
What you need to bring for the Pallay Puncho Rainbow Mountain Tour:
Face mask and face shield.
A personal backpack for the day that allows you to carry all the items you will need. We recommend a capacity of 20 to 30 liters.
Appropriate hiking attire: waterproof and comfortable hiking shoes for long walks, shorts and long pants, moisture-wicking sports shirts, rain jacket or poncho.
A water bottle (minimum 2 liters).
Toilet paper and hand sanitizer. These two items are very important.
Personal medications, including muscle relaxants, altitude sickness tablets, and headache relief.
Band-aids for scratches and blisters that may occur after several hours of hiking.
Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, or cap.
Extra battery for your camera.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Pallay Puncho Rainbow Mountain Tour:
How many hours do we have to hike to reach Pallay Puncho?
It is a 3-hour bus journey from Cusco. We have to hike for 3 hours to reach the destination and another 3 hours for the return.
What time does the tour start and end?
The tour starts from 4:00 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 p.m.
How long does it take to return to Cusco?
It takes approximately 3 hours.
Is lunch included?
It is a box lunch (which consists of rice with vegetables, chicken fillet, cookies, bottled water, and fruit).
Is there a bathroom on the bus?
No, however, we can make stops to use the bathrooms in the towns along the way. We recommend bringing toilet paper and coins for the bathroom usage fee.
What is the maximum altitude of the tour?
The maximum altitude we will reach is 4,700 meters above sea level.
Can you guarantee front seats in the tour transport?
No, the seats are occupied on a first-come, first-served basis by the tour participants.