The Pallay Punchu Mountain or Pallay Poncho in Layo, or Apu T’akllo Apacheta, located in the Layo district in Cusco, is the new tourist attraction of Cusco as of 2020. Cusco would add its third mountain of colors, an Unmissable place you should know.
Pallay Punchu mountain does locate in the Layo district, Canas Province, Cusco, at about 4,700 m.a.s.l. The arrival time is approximately 03 hours, leaving from the city of Cusco.
The climate, as in the entire Andes, is quite variable. The atmosphere is quite similar to that of Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca). You may experience a lot of cold and strong winds.
During the day it is very sunny and in the afternoons a lot of cold wind, a wind that burns and a single one that does not seem to heat anything.
The best time to go and get to know this place is in the dry season of Cusco. Between May to October
Also known as Pallay Punchu del Apu Tákllo Apacheta differs from Vinicunca Rainbow Mountain because it has sharper mountains; you can also appreciate the largest lagoon in Cusco (Langui), which makes it a unique and incredible place.
Like any destination in Cusco, this is far from the city, a few hours away; the best way to get there is on our Pallay Poncho tour. From Canas town: The distance is 5.3 km, and from there, it is a walk of 02 hours to about 04 hours, depending on your physical condition.
Since it is a new tourist destination, there is not much influx of travelers, so it is better to hire our corresponding tour.
It is ideal for hikers, adventurers, and lovers of nature and landscapes. The recommended age is from 12 years to 50.