It is the highest mountain in Cuzco and the fifth highest in Peru. According to Inca mythology, this mountain and the nearby lakes such as Sibinacocha, it is said that the masculine energy that fertilizes mother earth Pachamama is born here.
The Chillca community made up of llamas and alpacas herders are the guardians of these pristine places, a unique environment.
With a territory of more than 1,500,000 hectares. It is home to a wide variety of animal species and an amazing flora, most of which are used for medicinal purposes. This park is home to more than 850 species of birds, a variety of otters and fish. You can also see the famous Peruvian cat, the jaguar. In addition to night walks where you will see amazing animals and species that can only be seen at night. The trees are hundreds of years old, who house more than 100 species in their body.
It should be noted that it is also home to Amazonian communities whose cultural expressions are astonishing and untouched for centuries. Some of them have no contact with the world.
It is located in the Manu River basin, regions of Cusco and Madre de Dios.
It is a protected natural area that houses exquisite biodiversity recognized worldwide and protected from human impact. The park not only protects a wide diversity of flora made up of 2,000 to 5,000 species; and fauna made up of more than 2,000 species, including threatened species such as the Andean wildcat; but also safeguards cultural values expressed in the forms of human occupation adapted to the environment in this part of the Amazon developed by indigenous peoples for centuries.
Many of these communities have not even had contact with the world.
The road presents rock formations at a height of more than 5 thousand meters covered by tongues of ice, as well as beautiful lagoons surrounded by llamas, an Andean animal.