Rainbow Mountain of Palcoyo in Cusco

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    Palccoyo Mountain of Colors

    The Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo is a set of summits tinged with colors similar to Vinicunca (Rainbow Mountain), due to a process of mineralization for millions of years.

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    Difference between Vinicunca and Palcoyo

    Unlike the Vinicunca, the Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo is a little-known attraction and even with few visitors a day.

    The way to get there is much easier because it includes a walk of only 1 hour. From its summit the snowy Ausangate can be seen like nowhere else. In addition, there is a stone forest and a unique landscape around it.


    DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MOUNTAIN OF THE 7 COLORS OF VINICUNCA AND PALCCOYO
    Differences Palccoyo Mountain Vinicunca Mountain
    Attractions Mountain of the 7 Colors of Palccoyo. Mountain of the 7 Colors Vinicunca.
    Height 4,900 masl 5,200 masl
    Difficulty Easy Difficult
    Walking time 1 hour (2 kilometers). 3 hours (5 kilometers)
    Start of tour 4 in the morning 7 in the morning
    End of the tour 6 p.m. 6 pm
    Number of visitors Quite a lot Few
    Climate Cold Cold
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    Location

    La Montaña de los Siete Colores de Palccoyo se ubica al sur del Cusco, a poca distancia del nevado Ausangate, en la Cordillera de los Andes del Perú. Actualmente se encuentra en el distrito de Checacupe, provincia de Canchis.

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    Altitude

    Palccoyo is 4,900 meters above sea level (m.s.n.m.), 300 meters at a lower altitude than the Montaña de los 7 Colores Vinicunca (5,200 m.s.n.m.).

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    How to get ?

    Cerro Colorado de Palccoyo is located almost 100 kilometers from the city of Cusco. To get there, you must follow the following route:

    Travel by bus from the city of Cusco to the town of Checacupe (2 hours).

    Trip from Checacupe to the town of Palccoyo. (30 minutes).

    Walk from the town of Palccoyo to the Mountain of the Seven Colors of Palccoyo (1 hour).

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