Trekking on the Peruvian Andes

Usually when you think about an holiday in South America, you see the beautiful beaches of this subcontinent, from the North Caribbean Sea to the famous Brazilian beaches.

But, try to think of the fascinating interior of this continent…how much natural beauties, Amazon Forest offers to visitors. We have recently shown some beautiful jungle lodges in our article :

Best jungle lodges in the Amazon

The westernmost part of South America, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, is characterized by the majestic Andes Cordillera, with its 7200 kilometers of length, from the Isthmus of Panama at north to Cape Horn at south, it’s considered the longest mountain range on our planet.

We said about Andes Cordillera, that it’s majestic, because the average height of its peaks is about 4000 meters. Aconcagua is 6962 meters of altitude. It’s also characterizing of this subcontinent because it crosses seven states: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.

So for those who want an alternative and, above all, adventurous holiday, The Golden Scope suggests: trekking on this mountain range in the Peruvian Andes, where you can go along the “Apu Ausangate Fireplace”

“Apu” means “benevolent, protectors” and these mountains do it to this historical path. Here often you walk at 5000 meters of altitude, this path was used by the “chasquis”, the messengers walking the huge Inca empire.

This spectacular route has been valued thanks to a project that combined the efforts of a tour operator of Cusco with the communities of Chillca and Osefina where andin shepherds of Lama and Alpaca live. This project preserves the historical and natural beauties and so it permits to offer them to a environmentally friendly tourism.

The Apu Ausangate Fireplace is ideal for lovers of an untouched nature; it allows the unforgettable experience of trekking at thousands of meters of altitude, into the spectacular landscape of the Andes Cordillera. Not only but also getting in touch with Cocheros, the local people, the fascinating shepherds of Andes.

 

 

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