Kachimayu (Cusco)

Kachimayu (Quechua kachi salt, mayu river,[1] "salt river", Hispanicized spelling Cachimayo) is a river in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Anta Province. Its belongs to the Willkanuta watershed.

RegionCusco Region
Physical characteristics

Kachimayu originates in the mountains near Cusco. It flows through the districts Cachimayo, Pucyura and Anta, along the border of the Zurite District and through the Huarocondo District.[2] Its direction is mainly to the west as it flows through the plain (pampa) of Anta. One of its main tributaries is Pitumayu (Pitumayo) which comes from the Zurite District in the east.[3] Now the river turns to the north. Behind Huarocondo the river changes its name to Huarocondo. It reaches the Willkanuta River as a left tributary between the towns Ollantaytambo and Urubamba.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  2. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Anta Province (Cusco Region) (unnamed, south of the town Kachimayu (Cachimayo)
  3. ^ inkaterra.com Archived 2016-03-04 at the Wayback Machine Map of the area