Apu Pachatusan —which in Quechua language means “he who holds the world”— is one of the highest mountains in the Cusco Valley. Located 25 Km southeast of the Inca capital and standing at 4,850 meters above sea level, the panoramic view from the top of Apu Pachatusan is simply magnificent. From here, we can see the Sacred Valley of the Incas, crossed by the Vilcanota river, and the guardian Apus of Ausangate and Salkantay.
This sacred mountain guards age-old mysteries and legends which are still revered by locals. Moreover, Apu Pachatusan is home to high-Andean lagoons, indigenous flora and fauna (like the alpaca), the Tipón archeological complex, and other magical places. From the heights of the Pachatusan, we invite you to contemplate the impressive Andean landscape, an ideal spot for photography and connecting with nature.