Tour of Pallay Poncho: The Apu T'acllo mountain

The tour to the mountain of Pallay Poncho is an awesome ideal for visitors looking to discover alternative natural sites with great scenic beauty, it’s the third most visited rainbow mountain after Vinicunca and Palccoyo. Local people also call this mountain as Condor Sayana (place where the condor perches), Apu T’akllo Apacheta and finally others call it the sharp mountain because of its physical shape.


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4:30 Meeting point in Cusco: 3,400 m.a.s.l. (11,154 ft)
  • We will pick you up from your hotel at 4:30
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Cusco to Cusipata

3 hours approx. by vehicle — Cusipata is a small town located at 3,310 m.a.s.l. (10,859ft).

7:30 Breakfast in Cusipata
8:30 Cusipata to Layo + panoramic view of the Langui lagoon
  • Cusco to Layo by vehicle: 2.5 hours approx. — Layo is a small town located at 3,978 m.a.s.l. (13,051ft).
  • During this journey you will see the blue lagoon of Langui that has an extension of more than 15 km.
11:00 Layo to the trekking starting point

Half an hour approx. by vehicle on dirt road – compacted earth road.

11:30 Start your walk at 4,541 m.a.s.l. (14,898 ft)
  • 1.5 hours approx. trekking.
  • 100% of the walk is steep on a narrow path.
  • Not suitable for people with vertigo or for people who do not have experience walking on trails with a high level of difficulty.
13:00 Arrival at the Pallay Poncho mountain: 4,791 m.a.s.l. (15,718 ft)
  • Your guide will give a brief and concise explanation about this attraction.
  • Free time in the mountains: 35 minutes.
14:00 Return

On foot down untill the bus is located.

14:15 Box-lunch
  • Take your lunch at outdoor.
  • Sometimes we organize lunch in a restaurant in the city of Sicuani, it will depend on the season.
15:15 Return to Cusco

By vehicle.

20:00 Tour ending place

This tour ends at 20:00 approx. at your hotel in Cusco.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Private tour
2 $120
3 $95
4 $85
5 $75
If your group is bigger, contact us.


Type: Private, You and your friends, no strangers.

Schedule: Every day: 4:30 to 20:00.

Language: Spanish or English.


  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Breakfast
  • Box lunch
  • Professional Guide
  • Driver
  • Tourist vehicle
  • Personalized service
  • First aid kit
  • Drop off at your hotel

Not Included:

  • Tips (optional)
  • Entrance tickets for the Pallay Punchu: 10 Soles pp.
  • * The access is normally free.
  • Horses: There are no horses to rent


  • People with vertigo or fear of heights
  • People who are not in optimal physical conditions
  • People with reduced mobility
  • People with obesity and heart problems
  • People who are not acclimatized to the altitude
  • Seniors
  • Minors unless you take the responsibility

What do I bring?

  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • A bottle of water
  • Tablets for high altitude sickness
  • Drones (optional):
    • They are allowed
    • Pay directly to the indigenous people: 50 Soles approx.
  • Local currency in cash for your entrance tickets
  • * Dollars, Euros and cards are not accepted
  • * You can buy the entrance tickets the same day of your tour



Pick-ups and timings:

  • Your pick up time is sharp on time
  • We will do our best to pick you up from your hotel in the historic center
  • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour
  • Your tour ending time is still aproximate; however, we will do our best to end the tour on the scheduled time


  • The tourism infrastructure for this tourist destination is basic
  • Both breakfast and lunch are basic, not many options, not many restaurants
  • There are basic vegetarian options

Vehicle type and seats:

  • We implement vehicles authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru
  • The type and size of vehicle will always depend on the group size
  • We implement modern vehicles with air conditioning: H1, Van, Renault and Sprinter

Road type:

  • Much of the road is paved track.
  • The last part of the road is a dirt road (compacted earth) with bumps, therefore:
    • Dust comes in through the windows
    • The vehicle ride is sometimes bumpy

Operability and itinerary:

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation.


The cancellation is free as long as you do it 48 hours in advance; otherwise, a fee of 100% of the tour cost will apply.


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