Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation – Easy Day trip Palcoyo from Cusco

Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation

Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation, in Palcoyo (4700m, 15419,95 Ft) an easy new day trip on horse or walking instead of 5040 m, located at the same place, the other end of Vinicunca and less crowded at all, one more chance to see the three rainbow hills in Palcoyo, Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation a day trip from Cusco that will satisfy the most demanding and get unforgettable memories as sumptuous panoramas of the high and colorful mountains of Palcoyo , formidable red mountains surrounding the famous Ausangate mountain ranges, peaceful pastoral scenes of the herds of spangled and alpacas kept on by Andeans with multi-coloured clothing. Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation a new route, a true adventure through a nature preserved and wild, where the only meetings which you will make will be Palcoyo’s rainbow mountains, small communities of Quechua-speaking Inca descendants that exploit the vast wide ones of Altiplano. Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation, achieves a circuit of scale, passing by collars located between 4300 and 4700 meters, then turn over to the small Village of Checacupe (4,326 m / 14,189 ft) , starting point of the circuit Rainbow Mountain Peru Elevation


  • Departing time from Cuzco: at 3:30 am your hotel
  • Lowest Elevation: 4,326 m / 14,189 ft (Ch’ecacupe)
  • Highest Elevation: 4700 m / 15419,95 ft PALCOYO
  • Distance to walk: 5 km /3,10686 MILES
  • Approximate walking time: 3 hours ( 1.1/2 hours going and return  1.1/2 hours)
  • Level of Difficulty: moderate
  • End time in Cuzco: 17 hours your hotel.


  • New Palcoyo and its three rainbow Mountains (Colorful Mountains).
  • High Nature: fauna & flora,
  • Quechua-speaking Inca descendants
  • Vilcanota Mountain range 
  • Ausangate Mountain range

Trip extensions. Rainbow Mountain Peru for 2 Days



We leave Cusco early in the morning 06:30 am from your Hotel after the breakfast, adjust to its altitude, our vehicle drive us 3 hours and a half by exploring through the Vilcanota Valley, small villages, colonial church, then a short drive from here takes us to Checacupe and Sicuani, our beggin point where we manned by Quechua-speaking Inca descendants, after a short break , our hiking continued 1 hour and half toward the three rainbow mountains of Palcoyo, we set off to explore the area. This is a perfect opportunity to stop for photos and a snacks. From here, we returning again 1 hour and a half on to Checacupe for our lunch spot, then to continue to Cusco, arriving at 17 hours



  • Transfers from /to: hotel in Cusco
  • Expert Mountaineering tour guide
  • Cooker
  • Meals: lunch & snacks
  • Private transportation round trip
  • Extra local Horses per person (in case of emergency you can continued on horses)
  • Horsemen
  • water
  • Spoken languages: Spanish, English, portugués
  • first Aid kit and oxygen balloon


  • Flights to and from Peru / Cusco, or any kind of transport before or after completion of the program.
  • Tipping staff


  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Walking pants
  • Polar or thermal clothing
  • sweater and Warm jacket
  • Thermal clothes.
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof pants and jacket
  • Cotton pants.
  • Wool gloves
  • Scarf
  • Hat or cap for the sun


  • Memory Cards
  • Toiletries and first aid.
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Hiking poles
  • Pocket knife
  • Bottle or canteen
  • Plastic bag to keep the battery, dirty or wet clothes
  • Small backpack

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