THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MILKY WAY AT THE INKAS TIME

For the Incas, whose empire at its height stretched from Ecuador to Chile, “Mayu,” (the Milky Way) was a life-giving river in the heavens with its earthly counterpart – the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley, high up in the Andes Mountains (it is now in Peru). The Incas grouped constellations into two different types – luminous and dark. The first was made up of sparkling stars that depicted geometric forms in the sky. These luminous constellations were seen as inanimate. The other kind – the dark cloud constellations – were contained within the dark blotches of the Milky Way, and were considered living forms, representing animals the Incas knew. These dark patches represented the silhouett

Ausangate Trek

Ausangate mountain is highest and the most sacred mountain in this area of peru and is considered the most important Apu in the Andean philosophy. Still in these days we continue with our tradition and makes pilgrimages to Ausangate for our ceremonies. The trek will take you around this mystical, powerful mountain, and you will be camping amidst beautiful highland and colorful lakes. Ausangate is home to a vast array of wildlife, such as birds, llamas, alpacas, vizcachas and maybe the most important sacred animals pumas and condors. During this adventure you be taken care by our professional Inka Power team. This is a spectacular trek for who loves to be outdoors and wants to learn about the

INKA POWER PERU

Custom Tailored Tours

Urbanización Zarumilla 10-B-303

Cusco, Perú

Tel : (+51) 974 248518

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