It is located in the Andes mountain range, in a section called the Vilcanota mountain range, corresponding to the Cusco region in Peru. Its main peak is 6,384 meters above sea level with large lagoons with a luminous green / blue color.
In the Inca mythology of this mountain and the nearby lakes - among which Sibinacocha stands out - the masculine energy that fertilizes the mother earth Pachamama is born; After a long run, the waters are lost in the unknown lands of the Amazon to return to fill the lakes and glaciers every night, converted into the river of stars or Willkamayu known in the West as the Milky Way. The Chillca community, made up of llama and alpaca herders, is known as the guardian of these pristine places, from where you can go on mountain walks spending the night in comfortable shelters or tambos..
Every year on the north side of Ausangate, the festival of Qoyllur Rit'i (Quechua: "star snow") has been celebrated since time immemorial before the Corpus Christi festival, during which thousands of Quechuas make pilgrimages to the Lord of Quyllur Rit'i. in the temple of Sinakara (painting done on a rock).