Pallay punchu is one of the circuits that offers beautiful views of lake langui and layo, surrounded by beautiful mountains and landscapes that will leave you impressed, this circuit has a distance of 2 km that will take you to 4 viewpoints where you will see mountains of colors and mountains in the form poncho, from which comes the name in Quechua pallay punchu, Surely you will enjoy this service with a picnic a lot.
Imagine a picnic on the top of the mountain, with incredible views surrounded by colorful mountains and a blue lake, all of this you will experience in this package that is designed to make this tour unforgettable, and you can tell about it with great emotion.
This fascinating adventure starts when we pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. We’ll take you by car two and a half hours away to Cusipata to eat an energizing breakfast. After that, we’ll continue down the road toward Sicuani, along the way taking in the beauty of the blue Lagoon of Langui, which extends more than 15 km across. We’ll stop by the shore before continuing our journey on to Layo, where the hike begins.
Once we’re there, we’ll start this challenging hike uphill for about two hours. We’ll walk on a trail leading through pastures and impressive red lands accompanied by typical fauna of the area: alpacas, llamas and, if we’re lucky, kestrels, peregrine falcons or the famous condor flying overhead. When we get to Pallay Punchu of the Apu Taqllo which, translated in Quechua, means “woven poncho,” you’ll have the opportunity to climb the sharp edges of the mountain and feel like you’re flying over the surface of another planet.
This mountain stands out because of its precise lines, perfectly sculpted by nature across millions of years. You’ll be able to distinguish diverse colors like red, brown, yellow, green, magenta and ocher, among others. While you enjoy the wonderful pigmentation of various tonalities, you can also lean out across the edge to get an even better look at the impressive Langui lagoon and a part of the Andes mountain range.
After having explored the entire circuit, we will descend downhill to reach our campsite where we will have everything ready to enjoy a picnic organized by our staff of the PERU HIKE company. You will also enjoy hot and cold drinks along with a delicious lunch prepared by our professional chef.
The picnic will be carefully organized for you to enjoy an incredible view of the langui layo lake while savoring Peruvian food.
After lunch we have the option of biking down the road for 1 hour, this option can be added at the time of booking.
You’ll reach an altitude of more than 4,600 MASL (15,100 FASL), so we recommend that you are acclimatized before your tour to avoid any altitude sickness during the trip. we’ll go back to Cusco to end this surprising adventure and we will drop you off at your hotel without any problem.
We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about Pallay Punchu full day with Picnics in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!
All information meetings are held in your hotel at 6:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the (Peru Hike) offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes and there you will be given a small duffel bag, in which you’ll put all the belongings you intend to bring on the trek that won’t be in your day pack.
ou’ll receive a canvas case or duffel bag during your briefing. The porters will take them on the way and will deliver them to you when you get to each camp. They measure 66 cm / 2 ft. Long x 36 cm / 1 ft. Wide.
A maximum of 5 kg is allowed for each duffel bag that includes the weight of your sleeping bag, mat, clothes and other personal items.
The trek has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.
It would be much appreciated if you pay the trek balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.
Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.
Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.
Peru Hike Company can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.
Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.
Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.
You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.
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I thank the entire Peru Hike team, for making our dreams come true of having a complete adventure with a picnic in the Andean mountains and having this beautiful view that nothing else is tranquility to feel here, I recommend doing this tour with a picnic for sure they will not regret it .