Mount Ampato volcano

173 km. north of Arequipa (5 hours by 4x4 vehicle)

This mountain (6288 m) is a temporarily inactive volcano, with a perpetual snowline above 5,000 meters. The foothills have scarce vegetation, limited to grass and hawthorn. At the top, from where you can see the Colca Canyon, explorers found the “Dama de Ampato”, the mummified remains of a girl from the time of the Incas.

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