Churi Wiqu (Moquegua-Puno)

Churi Wiqu (Aymara churi dull yellow, wiqu a corner in a house, a mountain cove,[2] "dull yellow mountain cove", Hispanicized spelling Chorehueco) is a mountain in the Andes of southern Peru, about 5,000 metres (16,404 ft) high. It is situated on the border of the Moquegua Region, General Sánchez Cerro Province, Ichuña District, and the Puno Region, Puno Province, Pichacani District. It lies southeast of the mountains Tankani and Chuqipata.[1]

Churi Wiqu
Churi Wiqu is located in Peru
Churi Wiqu
Churi Wiqu
Highest point
Elevation5,000 m (16,000 ft) [1]
Coordinates16°13′12″S 70°19′27″W / 16.22000°S 70.32417°W / -16.22000; -70.32417Coordinates: 16°13′12″S 70°19′27″W / 16.22000°S 70.32417°W / -16.22000; -70.32417
LocationPeru, Moquegua Region, Puno Region
Parent rangeAndes

Churi Wiqu is also the name of a river which originates near the mountain. It flows to the east.[1]


  1. ^ a b c - UGEL map of the Puno Province 1 (Puno Region)
  2. ^ Radio San Gabriel, "Instituto Radiofonico de Promoción Aymara" (IRPA) 1993, Republicado por Instituto de las Lenguas y Literaturas Andinas-Amazónicas (ILLLA-A) 2011, Transcripción del Vocabulario de la Lengua Aymara, P. Ludovico Bertonio 1612 (Spanish-Aymara-Aymara-Spanish dictionary)