The Sharp Rocks of Pallay Punchu Mountain in Cusco-Perú

Pallay Puncho Mountain

Pallay Punchu (The Sharp Mountain of Colors)

This is a new tourist attraction in the region of Cusco, in Perú. Just like the well-known rainbow mountain in Cusco, this new natural attraction has already invaded the social media, the photos we will share with you make us believe that we would be in another part of the world with the most beautiful landscapes.

The second cerro de Colores with sharp rock peaks is a geological formation located 3 hours from Cusco (around 194 Kilometers by car).

The sharp rocks of the stone forest is the third famous mountain in the Peruvian Andes, it was oddly discovered during the lockdown in Perú, although it was certainly known to the locals a long time ago.

The journey to the rocky mountain of Pallay Puncho Apu Tacllo is quite safe although the road has yet to be improved as well as the facilities required for tourists to better enjoy their experience in this amazing place.

On the way to Pallay Punchu mountain you observe the typical high Andean landscapes at the district of Layo, the hike has an average of 2hrs in ascent. When you arrive at Pallay Punchu Mountain (4,791msnm/ 15,718ft.) you will enjoy the geography of the place and you will think that you are on top of the world.

Where´s Pallay Punchu Mountain?

Pallay Punchu Mountain, is located in the district of Layo, province of Canas, Cusco-Perú at 4700 m.a.s.l.

How Far is the Stone forest of Pullay Punchu from Cusco?

To get to the park of the rocky mountains of Pallay Punchu in Cusco, it is necessary to take a car from Cusco, the journey by car takes from 3 to 3 and a half hours to the district of Layo.

How to Get to Pullay Punchu Rainbow Mountain?

Unlike Vinicunca’s Rainbow Mountain and Palccoyo’s Seven Color Mountain, it is easier and safer to reach the Pullay Punchu mountain from Cusco.

For this, we need to take a car from Cusco towards Layo town. As you get to Layo town, the trek starts up the mountain of Pullay Punchu; the climb takes about 3 to 4 hours approximately.

This trek requires a good physical condition and you need to be acclimatized to the altitude in Cusco before.

What’s the weather like?

During the early mornings the weather is cold with winds, but from midday on, the weather changes unpredictably  to dry and sunny.