Andean Communities Cusco Checcopucca y Ancaschaca

History


The communities Checcopucca and Ancaschaca are surrounded by the montains Apus. In these communities is the Andean Incan Spiritual Center “Montain Magic Portal”, which is based on a part of the Inca Trail called “Qapaq Ñan”. It has a magical and beautiful astronomical center with cambered mirrors, flora, fauna and a gorgeous valley full of typical Andean plants.

The main activites are the organic agriculture, producing Andean products like native potatos, horsebean and olluco. In these communities exists a great respect for Pachamama “mother earth”.

Each time they harvest, they give the field a time to recover for 5 years before seeding it again. The people also breed Alpacas, Llamas and guinea pigs. Their gastronomy is healthy, delicious and ancient.

The habitants still preserve the traditions handed down from generations to generations as part of their tradition and identity. In August they perform an offering to “Pachamama” and through out the whole year they execute different ceremonies.

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Location
The Andean communities Checcopucca and Ancaschaca are located in the district Santiago of Cusco. It is about 50 minutes outside of Cusco by car.

Weather
The weather at these Andean communities is during the day warm and sunny and at night cold and dry. At the lower parts it is a little warmer due to an imposing canyon, which introduces a typical andean valley.

Population
There live approximately 1.000 habitants in the communities.