Asusangate

Ausangate is the mountain most representative for the Cusqueno Andeans. It is situated at the cordillera of Vilcanota and it is one of the zones that is very hard to enter and that is very rare in Peru. Its principal climate is at 6,372 meters above sea level with large lakes with a bright blue/green color. Furthermore there are stones and bushes, which make the area like a paradise. Walking through the mountain of Ausangate is an indescribable adventure, and it is not posible to be not impressed by the enormous beauty of the eternal snow. Often you will find rocks with a point with an altitude of more than 5000 meters and also rocks with tongues of ice which go down in magnificent ways and form ice lakes. The route of Ausangate is one of the most attractive ones of Cusco.

Ausangate (Quechua: Awsanqati). The mountain has significance in Incan mythology. Every year on the north side of Ausangate the feast of Qoyllur Rit’i (Quechua: snow star) is celebrated before the feast of the Corpus Christi, during which thousands of Quechua pilgrims attend.

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