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Tour to Pallay Poncho: Sharp Mountain

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4,791 m / 15,718 ft MAX. ALTITUDE
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Escape from the routine, book the one-day tour to Pallay Poncho (sharp mountain), located in the province of Canas at 4,700 m.a.s.l.

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Meeting Place — at about 4:00

We will meet you at your hotel—as long as your hotel is very close to the Plaza de Armas; otherwise find us at Plazoleta Regocijo in front of Chicha restaurant.

Cusco to Layo city by bus

We will depart from Cusco to the Layo district by bus for 3.5 hours approx. – Layo is located at 3978 m.s.n.m.

Breakfast in Layo city

From Layo to Pallay Poncho mountain

From the town of Layo we will continue driving by vehicle for about an hour and start climbing the mountain for about an hour. — The walk is uphill and rough.

On Pallay Poncho Mountain

Our Tour Guide will give a useful explanation about this newly unveiled natural wonder for tourism — you will have half an hour of free time to take the best photos and relax — Pallay Poncho is at 4700 m.a.s.l.

Return to Layo city on foot

Lunch in Layo — at about 14:00

We will have semi-buffet local lunch.

Return to Cusco by bus

Tour Ending Place — at about 20:00

This tour ends at your hotel.


The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Pple. = people.
Pple.Private guided tour
If your group is larger than 5 people, just let us know!


Tour Type: 100% private excursion.

Schedule: Every day 04:00 to 20:00.


  • Spanish, English.
  • Other languages:
    • Available on request.
    • Prices will change.


  • People with reduced mobility.
  • People without acclimatization to altitude.
  • People without good physical condition.
  • People with any respiratory or heart problems.
  • People with vertigo.
  • Babies under 3 years old.

What to bring?

  • Sweaters or jackets.
  • Anti-slip shoes.
  • Raincoats.
  • Caps or hats.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses.
  • A bottle of water.
  • Drones (optional): Pay directly to the community 50 soles approx.
  • Local currency for your entrance tickets.


  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Guide.
  • Driver.
  • Tourist vehicle.
  • Breakfast and box-lunch.
  • First aid kit.
  • Oxygen tank.
  • Walking stick (on request).
  • Personalized service.
  • Drop off at your hotel.

Not included:

  • Ticket for Pallay Poncho: 15 soles pp
  • Tips (optional).



Pick-ups and timings

  • Pick-ups are sharp on time.
  • Pick-ups apply for all Cusco city.
  • We’ll arrange all pick-ups one day prior your tour.
  • The tour ending time is still aprox; but, we’ll do our best to finish the tour as scheduled.


  • Breakfast and lunch are simple and delicious.
  • There are not many restaurants.
  • There are vegetarian options.


You should be acclimatized with at least two days of stay at altitude.

Vehicle type and seats


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • Clean and modern ones.
  • Sedan looking auto, 4×4, H1, Van, Renault and Mercedez Benz (it will depend on the group size).

Seats – group tours:

  • You reserve a seat in the bus, not a specific number of seat.
  • If you get picked-up first, then you can choose some seats (your pick-up time will depend on your hotel location).
  • Couples seat together to 95%; however, we can’t warranty this will happen to 100%.


  • Paved track.
  • The last part of the road is compacted dirt.
  • The road is bumpy sometimes.
  • Dust sometimes enters vehicles.


  • Authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism.
  • This tour is focused on trekking, not history.
  • He will always be at your disposal.
  • Intermediate-advanced English.
  • There is plenty of explanation during the tour.


  • The driver sometimes drives fast due to distance and time constraints.
  • If you book a private tour, the driver will drive at a normal speed.
  • The driver sometimes listens to music to stay awake.

Entrance ticket discounts

Kids, minors, students and Peruvians may have discounts but an official ID is required to show:

  • Kids and minors: Bring their official passaports to prove their age.
  • Students: Bring your offficial passport and goverment issued ID.
  • Peruvians: Bring your oficial ID.

Operability and itinerary

This tour is subject to variation without any prior notice, due to weather conditions, strikes and any other event that doesn’t allow the normal tour operation. See also our terms.


Cancellation of the tour is free as long as you do so at least 48 hours in advance, otherwise we will charge 100% of the tour price. See also our terms.


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