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Chachapoyas

The city of Chachapoyas in the northern Andes takes its name from the Chachapoya people, who long resisted Inca rule. The magnificent Kuelap Fortress complex is a testament to its peculiar architecture (mostly round buildings) and construction with flat stones in which stone decorations are incorporated. Also unique is the mighty wall with funnel-shaped entrances, which made forced entry impossible.

A distinctive feature of Chachapoya culture is the mummification of the dead, their placement inside sarcophaguses, and the construction of burial sites in the midst of high, inaccessible cliffs (Revash, Karajía). In Leimebamba, many mummies can be seen that were found in a rock face by the lake «Laguna de los Condores".

Much further south is another Chachapoya town, still hidden in the dense vegetation of the mountain jungle: Gran Pajatén.
Chachapoyas
Population

About 32 000.

Altitude

2540 m.

Average high and low temperature

January: 19,6 °C / 9,4 °C, February: 19,5 °C / 9,7 °C, March: 19,3 °C / 9,9 °C, April: 19,9 °C / 9,7 °C, May: 20,1 °C / 9,2 °C, June: 19,8 °C / 8,3 °C, July: 19,4 °C / 7,7 °C, August: 20,0 °C / 7,5 °C, September: 20,1 °C / 8,5 °C, October: 20,4 °C / 9,1 °C, November: 21,0 °C / 9,1 °C, December: 20,9 °C / 9,1 °C.

Average rainfall

January: 78 mm, February: 92 mm, March: 137 mm, April: 82 mm, May: 34 mm, June: 20 mm, July: 21 mm, August: 20 mm, September: 54 mm, October: 85 mm, November: 82 mm, December: 745 mm.

 

Average relative humidity

Annual average: 74%.

Source of statistical data: Senamhi.



Travel programs:
     
Roundtrip Northern Peru    PTW-PER006

Northern Peru

13 days / 12 nights

Round trip: Lima, Chiclayo, Chachapoyas, Karajía, Kuelap, Leymebamba, Gocta, Tarapoto, Lamas, Lago Lindo, Laguna Azul, Tarapoto, Lima.

     
Gocta   PTW-CHK007

Chachapoyas – history and nature

6 days / 5 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived, to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture and to marvel at the third largest waterfall in the world. Drive through the mountain jungle to Tarapoto.

     
Kuelap   PTW-CHK001

Adventures of Chachapoyas

5 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo on the coast to the mountains where the Chachapoyas people once lived to get to know witnesses of their culture and architecture (Huancas, Levanto, Kuelap).

     
Kuelap   PTW-CHK002

Highlights of the Chachapoyas culture

4 days / 3 nights

From Chiclayo to Chachapoyas, Karajia, Choctamal, Kuelap Fortress, back to Chiclayo.

     
Laguna de los Condores   PTW-CHK004

Expedition Laguna de los Cóndores

8 days / 7 nights

219 mummies were discovered at the inaccessible lake «Laguna de los Cóndores». Strenuous tour following a secondary Inca trail to a beautiful crystal clear mountain lake. The mausoleum on a rock face high above the lake. 

     
Karajia   PTW-CHK005

Archaeological tour in the Utcubamba valley

5 days / 4 nights

From Cajamarca via Celendin to Leymebamba with the «Museo Centro Malqui» that houses the mummies from lake «Laguna de los Cóndores», Choctamal, the Kuelap Fortress, Chachpoyas, Karajia, Chiclayo.

     
   

 

     










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