Lake Auquiscocha

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Lake Auquiscocha[1][2] or Auquishcocha[3] (both possibly from Wanka Quechua awkish to water, to irrigate; to give to drink,[4] Quechua awki prince; a mythical figure of the Andean culture, qucha lake)[5][6] is a lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru located in the Ancash Region, Carhuaz Province, Shilla District.[7] It is situated at a height of about 4,303 metres (14,117 ft).[1][3] Auquiscocha lies at the foot of Chequiaraju in the north and Hualcán in the southeast, southwest of Lake Chequiacocha.[1][3]

Lake Auquiscocha
Auquiscocha and the Chajiaco glacier
Location of the lake in Peru.
Location of the lake in Peru.
Lake Auquiscocha
Coordinates9°11′35″S 77°33′24″W / 9.19306°S 77.55667°W / -9.19306; -77.55667
Surface elevation4,303 m (14,117 ft)


  1. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3a. Cordillera Blanca Nord (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-928777-57-2.
  2. ^ "Laguna Auquiscocha". Inventario Turistico del Peru (in Spanish). MINCETUR. Retrieved 5 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Peru 1:100 000, Carhuás (19-h). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  4. ^ Jesús Guillermo Caso Álvarez, Ortografía Fonólógica Del Quechua Chanca, 2007
  5. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa (2007). Diccionario Bilingüe: Iskay simipi yuyayk’anch: Quechua – Castellano / Castellano – Quechua (PDF). La Paz, Bolivia:
  6. ^ "Diccionario: Quechua - Español - Quechua, Simi Taqe: Qheswa - Español - Qheswa" (PDF). Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua. Gobierno Regional del Cusco, Perú: Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua. 2005.
  7. ^ - UGEL map of the Asunción Province (Ancash Region)