Laguna de Pacucha

Once dangerous due to the state of the roads and because it was under the control of the Shining Path guerrillas, the Cordillera Central has been gradually opening up to tourism. The long but picturesque journey across the Apurímac from Ayacucho to Cuzco via Abancay is now entirely possible. 45 minutes from Andahuaylas (about 270km from the start) is Lake Pacucha, one of the largest and most beautiful bodies of water in the region, which can be visited by crossing five riverside villages.

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Fortress of Sondor
Fortress of Sondor