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  • Duration: Full Day
  • Min. People: 2 / Max. People: 15
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Availability: Every Day
  • Depart: Cusco
  • Destination: Palcoyo Rainbow Mountain

The Rainbow Mountain in Palcoyo and the Stone Forest are natural geological formations close to the Apu Ausangate. These impressive natural settings are found in the Andes Mountains of Peru. It is one of those places where the entire journey is as amazing as the destination itself. The scenery along the hike is just like in the photos! 



  • Recommendet For: Moderate Hikers
  • Altitude Acclimatization is Recommended


Very early in the morning between 4:00 am and 4:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will drive for around 2.5 hours to Checacupe, where we will enjoy a delicious breakfast and our professional guide will explain a bit more about the schedule and additional safety precautions. Later, we will arrive at the starting point of our 45-minute hike up to the colorful Palcoyo Mountain. When we reach the top, we will be able to admire the impressive colors of the landscapes of the 3 rainbow mountains with the Stone Forest at 4,900 meters (16,404 ft), as well as the beautiful snow-capped peak of Apu Ausangate (6,400 m / 2,100 ft). We will spend enough time enjoying the place and taking unforgettable photos. On our way back to Cusco, we will stop again at a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious lunch with our group. We will arrive in Cusco at 5:00 pm-6:00 pm and drop you off at your hotel or the main square of Cusco.




  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (1x Breakfast, 1x Lunch)
  • Meals can be accommodated for any dietary requirements, such as vegetarian or vegan. Please let us know in advance if you have certain preferences, so we can plan ahead.


  • Pick up from your hotel in Cusco to the starting point of the trek.
  • Transportation back to Cusco (drop-off at Plaza San Francisco).


  • English/Spanish speaking professional guide, plus an assistant guide for groups over 12.
  • All our trekking guides have a minimum of 3 years of guiding experience and are certified. They carry a first aid kit with them, as well as an extra oxygen bottle in case of emergencies. 


  • Briefing: You will have a meeting with your guide in our office to go over all the details regarding your tour. The orientation will be between 5:00-7:30 pm at our office in Cusco the day before departure.
  • Entrance ticket to Palcoyo Mountain


  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program (dinner not included).
  • Other activities or excursions that are indicated as optional or not mentioned in the itinerary.

What should I pack for the Palcoyo day hike?

We recommend the following packing list for your visit to Palcoyo mountain:

    • a light backpack
    • Water
    • snacks
    • sunscreen
    • a cap or hat
    • wool hat and scarves for the cold
    • sunglasses
    • rain poncho
    • extra money (recommended in Soles)

How can I prepare for the hike and prevent altitude sickness?

The best way to prepare yourself for this trekking experiencee is easy: spend at least 2 to 3 days at a high-altitude place like Cusco, so your body gets used to the high altitude. If you have already been to a high altitude destination before arriving to Cusco, we still recommend you spend at least one full day in Cusco to rest, recuperate from your trip, and enjoy the beautiful views of the city before your trek.

Additionally, taking good care of your body helps deal with the extra pressures that altitude creates. We recommend you to eat healthy food, drink lots of water and stay away from alcohol. Chewing coca leaves, drinking coca tea helps to alleviate any discomfort associated with the altitude.

I’ve made my reservation, now what?

Congratulations, adventure awaits you! We sent you a confirmation e-mail with more details about your trekking adventure. The day before your departuer at 6:00 pm, please stop by our office at

392 Triunfo St. Office 218, Cusco

to receive a briefing. Our professional guide will tell you everything about your trek and clarify last questions you may have.

What are your cancellation and refund policies?

Please feel free to read our Terms & Conditions and let us know in case you have any questions regarding our cancellation policy. 

6 Reviews
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Karina K

Group Traveller

Henry and Cesar are the best guides! Best tour guides you could wish for during this amazing tour. Henry and Cesar were very knowledgeable, patient, funny, cool, and inspiring. Would do this again, and definitely will recommend K.B. Adventures to my friends. Thank you for such a great experience!!! Sulpaki waki! 🤗

May 24, 2022

George T

Group Traveller

Fantastic tour, great experience! We had a fantastic experience during the tour. Our local guide, Alex, was particularly good, he was fun and informative throughout the trip, and went out of his way to cater for our needs. Would recommend K.B. Adventures to anyone!

May 17, 2022

Giovanni G

Family Traveller

What an amazing experience! The itinerary is very beautiful, the camping facilities were well organized and the food of good quality and quantities.

April 26, 2022

Daniel Davani

Solo Traveller

Apo Salkantay and Humantay Lake; an experience to remember for a lifetime! Ruben as our guide and everything they promised they delivered on, and even did more to accommodate us as their guests.
The mountains and nature were amazing! 😊 Ruben was great, very informative and cultured. He was the best guide we could ask for. I enjoyed my trekking to the point that I will go back and would do Inka trail with them next time. 🏔️💚

October 1, 2021

Ella Y

Couple Traveller

The trek was amazing! Our guide, Carlos, was great, he was fun, patient and supportive! The entire crew was amazing! Our cook was very accommodating for the vegetarians, and very creative with limited resources.

December 26, 2019