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Range Name(s): Cordillera Oriental (Peru), Восточная Кордильера (Перу)     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 6 372 m / 20 906 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 807 miles / 1 300 km
Location: Peru: Cusco, Junín, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Puno, Región de Huánuco, Región de San Martín, Ucayali; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -11°-11'-10.134''S
-74°-5'-30.469''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM);
National Park(s): Please update     Convenience Center(s): Cusco;

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The majority of tourists coming to the Peruvian Andes go to the trekking to Machu Picchu - the ancient incas town.

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Cordillera Oriental is a mountain range in Peru that lies along the Pacific Coast. Its highest point is the Mount Ausangate towering at 6373 meters above sea level.

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Cordillera Oriental is located in Peru and lies along the Pacific Ocean's coast inside the continental part of Peru.

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• The majority of tourists coming to the Peruvian Andes go to the trekking to Machu Picchu - the ancient incas town. But just a few people know that besides of Machu Picchu there is another ancient incas town in Peru, which overcomes Machu Picchu in size and its significance. This town is called Choquequirao (in Quechua - Chuqi K'iraw means "golden cradle"), it is a partially excavated ruins of the Inca Empire in the south of Peru. Ruins are located in the mountain ridge Cordillera Vilcabamba at an altitude of 3085 meters above sea level. Architecture and structure of Choquequirao is very similar to Machu Piccu's but it is much less explored by scientists. In contrast to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is impossible to reach by transport - the only available way is a two-day hiking from the village Kachora located not so far from the Cusco.... Read more

 

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