The Qoyllur Rit’i (pronounced coil-yore-ree-tee) pilgrimage is a cultural festival full of dance and religious devotion. It is where the mountains meet the people of Peru! Getting to Know Andean Culture with Apus Peru At Apus Peru, all of our off-the-beaten-path Peru treks aim to immerse the active hiker into the Andean culture and way...
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qoyllur rit'i pilgrimage
In this post, past Apus Peru team member Amanda Zenick describes her experience of the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival, an extremely special and increasingly famous Andean festival in the mountains of Peru. What is the Qoyllur Rit’i Festival? “Imagine tens of thousands of Peruvians, the majority indigenous, dressed in a range of amazing costumes, all converging...
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Qoylloriti pilgrimmage
  Qoyllur Rit’i (also spelled Qollor Riti or Qoylloriti) is perhaps one of the most amazing cultural events that takes place in all of South America. Yet only a handful of adventurous travellers ever reach this remote place! Each year thousands of pilgrims hike to Mt Sinakara in Peru to join the largest indigenous festival...
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Inca Trail Trekking Tips
INCA TRAIL SOLD OUT. Four words that anyone thinking of trekking in Peru dreads hearing. But should you really despair? Not at all! Just because Inca Trail permits have sold out does not mean that you can’t hike to Machu Picchu. There are so many alternative Machu Picchu treks out there, the right tour is...
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    The Rainbow Mountain Hike: An Introduction Rainbow Mountain, Stripy Mountain, Colored Mountain… this breath-taking mountain in Peru goes by many names. Rainbow Mountain is a natural geologic formation near Ausangate mountain that is fast attracting large numbers of visitors. It’s now the second-most visited site in Cusco after Machu Picchu! Well, we understand...
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To the average tourist, Ausangate is a beautiful mountain and a challenging one to climb. But to the Quechua population of the Southern Andes, Ausangate is an Apu, a powerful mountain spirit that is considered the source of all good things and is in fact, the owner of the entire region of Cusco, Peru.
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Photographer Michael Mossop shares his experience trekking Ausangate Peru with Apus Peru in this wonderful photo essay. Thank you, Michael!   Michael hiked the 5 day Ausangate route, an incredible high altitude hike in Peru. Retrace his journey through this stunning visual journal, and check out our Facebook and Instagram to see more incredible shots...
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The trails around Ausangate Cusco offer some of the most spectacular remote hiking in Peru that there is. If you want to trek in Peru alongside fuzzy alpacas, cast your eyes on sparkling turquoise lakes and walk in the shadow of Cusco’s highest mountain, then Ausangate is the trek for you. About Ausangate Cusco Ausangate,...
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Off the beaten path treks
Top 6 Alternative Treks to Machu Picchu Every year, Inca Trail permits sell out faster and faster. In order to ensure a spot on this most famous Peru trek, you better think about booking 6 to 8 months in advance. Not a plan-ahead kind of person? Never fear! There are a lot of amazing alternative treks...
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Want to give back while on holidays? Join an Apus Peru Clean Up Trek today! Read on to learn about being Handy in the Andes.
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