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Laguna Sibinacocha – 5 to 8 Days Travel

Trek

Information

Lake Sibinacocha (possibly from Quechua siwina whistle, qucha lake, lagoon) is a large lake in South Peru. It is ranked as the 22nd highest lake in the world. It is located in the Cusco Region, Canchis Province, Pitumarca District. The lake is situated at a height of approximately 4,873 metres (15,988 ft), about 15.19 km long and 2.86 km at its widest point, and drains into the Amazon River. Sibinacocha lies in the Vilcanota Range, south of Chumpe and southwest of Condoriquiña.

The lake contains Inca artefacts, some of which have been recovered from the lake.

Highlights

  • Beautiful pristine mountain lake
  • Surrounded by glacial peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota
  • Local birdlife; such as the Pajarito (National bird), inhabit the lake

Duration

5 – 8 Days: Trekking to and along the Laguna; incorporating a peak or two and return to Cusco

Location

Added By James

James