Peru - Cusco 161 - garden & view from the Healing House (8149502014).jpg
Antennas on top of Pikchu (on the right)
Highest point
Elevation3,800 m (12,500 ft)[1]
Coordinates13°30′50″S 71°59′45″W / 13.51389°S 71.99583°W / -13.51389; -71.99583Coordinates: 13°30′50″S 71°59′45″W / 13.51389°S 71.99583°W / -13.51389; -71.99583
Language of nameQuechua
Pikchu is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Cusco Region
Parent rangeAndes

Pikchu (Quechua for pyramid/mountain or prominence with a broad base which ends in sharp peaks,[2] Hispanicized spelling Picchu) is a mountain in the Andes of Peru west of the city of Cusco,[3][4] about 3,800 metres (12,467 ft) high. It is located in the Cusco Region, Cusco Province, Cusco District.[5]

Presently there are numerous microwave antennas on top of the mountain.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b qosqo.com "Qosqo Inkas' Sacred Capital"
  2. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ PNUD-INDECI, Estudio del Mapa de Peligros de la Ciudad del Cusco, Proyecto: Ciudades Sostenibles. Cusco 2004 (in Spanish)
  4. ^ Mónica Gudemos, Capac, Camac, Yacana. El Capac Raymi y la música como emblema de poder, Anales del Museo de America 13 (2005), p. 14, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina.
  5. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Cusco Province (Cusco Region) (unnamed, near "Union Callanca")

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