Pallay Punchu Peru Full Day

Daily Tour 1 day
Langui 08270, Perú Trekking Tours

An Overview to Pallay Punchu Peru Trek

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with the Pallay Punchu Trek, a hidden gem nestled in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Departing from Ollantaytambo, the journey winds through breathtaking landscapes of lush valleys, high-altitude plateaus, and dense forests, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks and traditional Andean villages.

Led by Luan Travel Peru, the trek begins from Cusco, reaching heights of over 4,700 meters, where Pallay Punchu Mountain reveals its stunning beauty against the backdrop of the Andean ranges and Langui Layo Lagoon. While the trek demands good physical condition, the rewards are unmatched, with vivid colors and striking formations reminiscent of renowned landmarks like Vinicunca and Palcollo.

For optimal conditions, visiting during the dry season ensures clear skies and pristine landscapes, while providing insights into local culture and environment, making it a highlight of any journey through Peru.



  • Round-trip transportation from Cusco
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Entry fees to Pallay Punchu
  • Breakfast box
  • Lunch
  • First aid kit (in case of emergency)


  • Dinner
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Souvenirs
  • Additional snacks and beverages
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Personal trekking gear

What to bring for this tour

  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Camera
  • Water bottle (If reusable, better)
  • Extra snacks
  • Personal medications

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the starting point for the Pallay Punchu Mountain Tour – Pallay Poncho?
The tour begins in the city of Cusco. We pick up participants from their accommodations early in the morning.

How long does the Pallay Punchu tour last?
The Pallay Punchu tour is a full-day adventure. It starts early in the morning and returns to Cusco by late afternoon.

What should I bring to the Pallay Punchu Mountain Tour?
For the Pallay Punchu tour, bring comfortable hiking shoes, warm clothing, a hat, sunscreen, water, and snacks. High altitudes require adequate sun protection.

Is the trek to Pallay Punchu difficult?
The trek to Pallay Punchu requires good physical condition. It involves walking at high altitudes but the path is manageable for those accustomed to hiking.

What makes Pallay Punchu a unique destination?
Pallay Punchu is known for its unique rock formations and vibrant colors. It’s a spectacular new tourist destination in the Cusco region. Despite being similar to the famous Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain. It is unique for its woven poncho-like areance and proximity to a andean lake.

Are meals included in the Pallay Punchu tour?
Yes, the Pallay Punchu Mountain Tour includes a box lunch. Participants should bring additional snacks if needed.

What is the best time of year to visit Pallay Punchu?
The best time to visit Pallay Punchu is during the dry season, from April to October. But with climate change the Rain Season tends to extend. So to be sure, try booking from May. When the weather is clearer and better for trekking.

Our exciting journey to Pallay Punchu begins early in the morning as we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 4:00 AM. We will then embark on a scenic drive towards the province of Canas, Cusco. 

The journey covers approximately 185 kilometers (114 miles) and takes about 4 to 5 hours. During the drive you’ll witness the captivating beauty of the Andean landscape.

Upon arrival at the community of Layo Canas around 9:00 AM, we will enjoy a nutritious breakfast to fuel up for the trek ahead. After breakfast, we will commence our hike towards the base of the Pallay Punchu Mountain. 

The trek covers a distance of roughly 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and takes about 3 hours to complete. As we ascend the mountain, we’ll be surrounded by the awe-inspiring colors of the landscape, making for a truly unforgettable experience. After reaching the summit and soaking in the magnificent views, we’ll begin our descent and return to Layo Canas.

From there, we’ll embark on the drive back to Cusco, which takes approximately 4 to 5 hours. We expect to arrive back in the city of Cusco around 7:00 PM, completing our unforgettable Pallay Punchu Peru Tour.

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