6. Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu (Quechua: Old Peak) is a 15th-century Inca site located 2430 meters above sea level. Machu Picchu is located in the Cusco Region of Peru, South America. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley in Peru, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as the City of the Incas, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
5. Gocta Falls
Gocta (Spanish: Catarata del Gocta) is a perennial waterfall with two drops located in Chachapoyas province of Peru in Amazonas, approximately 700 km to the northeast of Lima. It flows into the Cocahuayco River. Although the waterfall had been well known to locals for centuries, its existence was not made known to the world until after an expedition made in 2005 by a German, Stefan Ziemendorff, with a group of Peruvian explorers.
Ausangate (Quechua: Awsanqati) is a mountain of the Cordillera Vilcanota range in the Andes of Peru. With an altitude of 6384 meters it is situated around 100 kilometres southeast of Cusco. The mountain has significance in Incan mythology. Every year on the north side of Ausangate the feast of Qoyllur Riti (Quechua: snow star) is celebrated before the feast of the Corpus Christi, during which thousands of Quechua pilgrims attend.
Artesonraju, also referred to simply as Arteson, is a distinctly pyramidal mountain peak located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, a part of the Peruvian Andes, about 60 km north of the town of Huaraz. It is one of many prominent peaks located within the boundaries of Peru's Huascarán National Park. There are two main climbing routes. The first one runs along the north ridge from the Santa Cruz ravine (a terrific trek in itself), and the second crosses the southeast face starting in Parón lagoon.
Saksaywaman is a walled complex on the northern outskirts of the city of Cusco, Peru, the former capital of the Inca Empire. The complex is as many other Inca constructions made of large polished dry stone walls, each boulder carefully cut to fit together tightly without mortar. The site, at an altitude of 3701 m, was added as part of the city of Cusco to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1983. Located on a steep hill that overlooks the city, it contains an impressive view of the valley to the southeast.
Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu (Quechua: Young Peak) is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machu Picchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2720 meters above sea level, or about 360 meters higher than Machu Picchu.
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Mount Ngauruhoe was used as a stand-in for the fictional Mount Doom in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings movie trilogy.
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