Frequently Asked Questions Palcoyo Mountain Day Hike
FAQS Palcoyo Day Hike
How did Palcoyo originate?
The Palcoyo mountain range, as well as Vinicunca, (Rainbow Mountain), originate thanks to an impressive geological process where the strata of the earth are aligned creating layers of different colors with a surprising effect.
Near Palcoyo you can also find a mysterious forest of stones, where whimsical rock formations give shape to a geological labyrinth.
How difficult is the hike to Palcoyo?
The difficulty of the hike to the Cordillera de Colores de Palcoyo is moderate, and this makes it interesting for people who do not like to walk much or who do not have enough performance to do trekking.
Where can I stay?
The Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo is a new destination, so it is very difficult to find hotels or hostels, however, there are houses with lodging in the town center of Checacupe and you can also choose the option of staying overnight in Chuquicahuana.
Where to eat in Palcoyo Cusco?
You will find local restaurants that cater to tourists, in the district of Checacupe and enjoy the typical dishes of the area.
What is the best time of the year to visit Palcoyo?
The best season to go sightseeing and visit the Cordillera de Colores Palcoyo, is during the dry season, between the months of May to October, during this season the weather is pleasant and helps to observe more clearly the Cordillera de Palcoyo, thanks to the sunny days of the season, and thus, take fantastic pictures in this incredible place.
The red river of Palcoyo
Near the Cordillera de Colores de Palcoyo, there is a small tributary of water that during the rainy season increases its flow, carrying with it the reddish soil of the land where it is located. This river takes on the same coloration that has attracted the attention of many visitors.
Palcoyo or Vinicunca?
The effort and time required to reach Palcoyo is less than that needed to reach Vinicunca, and Vinicunca receives hundreds of tourists daily, so the scenic experience is less than that of visiting Palccoyo.
Undoubtedly, Vinicunca remains the biggest challenge for intrepid travelers eager to conquer this challenge, while Palcoyo is an excellent option for those who want a more accessible route.