Last update 09/18/2023

Discover the incredible Quelccaya Glacier

The Quelccaya glacier is located in southeastern Peru, in the Vilcanota mountain range of the Cusco region. It is considered the largest tropical glacier in the world due to its approximately 5,600 meters of height and 44 square kilometers of extension. In addition, it is a favorite destination of professional mountain climbers, who come to conquer and make it to the top.
On the other hand, this tourist attraction is of great importance to the region as it feeds the Vilcanota River and the Sibinacocha lagoon. However, this glacier has shrunk dramatically in recent decades due to climate change. For this reason, environmental authorities are working to address this problem.

A must-see
Cusco is one of the most amazing destinations in Peru. Here you will find incredible places such as the Quelccaya Glacier, which is ideal for adventure sports and nature appreciation. This one stunning glacier habitat of many species of camelids such as alpacas, llamas and vicuñas, which are of great importance to the populations of this area. It is also made up of valleys, glaciers in volcanic rocks and beautiful lagoons.
On the other hand, you can have the opportunity to carry out some activities such as trekking and ice climbing or walking, which have been carried out in this area for some years. It is recommended to be accompanied by a guide to avoid any inconvenience.

Recommendations to visit the Quelccaya glacierRecommendations to visit the Quelccaya glacier

  1.  Choose a good apparel to make the visit
  2.  Includes accessories needed for this adventure
  3.  If you’re camping don’t forget to hire an expert guide
  4.  Important to bring your camera to portray your experience
  5.  Finally, do not forget to take care of the area, we invite you to always do responsible tourism

 

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