Ausangate Mountain is a mountain located about 100 kilometers southeast of the city of Cusco, its maximum altitude is 6,384 meters above sea level.

In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes -between which Sibinacocha stands out- the masculine energy that fertilizes Mother Earth Pachamama is born; After a long journey, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon to return, to fill the lakes and glaciers every night converted into the river of stars or Willkamayu known in the West as the Milky Way The Community of Chillca consisting of shepherds of llamas and alpacas is known as the guardian of these pristine places, from where you can make mountain walks in a trekking called “Camino del Apu Ausangate”.

Ausangate is the representative mountain of the Cusqueños Andes. It is situated in the Vilcanota mountain range with large lagoons with a bright green / blue color. Walking the Ausangate mountain is an indescribable adventure, and it is impossible not to be impressed by the enormous beauty of the eternal snow. The Ausangate route is one of the attractions of Cusco.

Every year, on the north side of the Ausangate, the festival of Quyllur Rit’i (Quechua: “star snow”) is celebrated before the feast of Corpus Christi, during which thousands of Quechua pilgrims go to the Lord of Quyllur Rit’i in the church from Sinakara.

To make the excursion you should contact a specialized tourism agency.


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