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Paccharaju[1][2] (possibly from Ancash Quechua paqtsa waterfall, rahu snow mountain,[3][4] "waterfall snow peak") is a mountain of 5,744 m (18,845 ft)[1] (or 5,749 m (18,862 ft))[5] of elevation in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. In other maps it is shown as comprising two peaks: Rocotuyo[5] (possibly from Quechua rukutu, ruqutu a plant (Capsicum pubescens), -yuq a suffix to indicate ownership,[6][7] "the one with the rukutu") of 5,749 m (18,862 ft)[5] and Rayococha[5] (or Bayoraju)[8] of 5,460 m (17,913 ft).[5][8] It is located between the provinces of Asunción Province and Carhuaz, in Ancash; southwest of mount Tarush Kancha, inside Huascarán National Park.

Rocotuyo - Rayococha
Huascaran park Ishinca Tocllaraju panormica.jpg
Paccharaju (center) as seen from the south
Highest point
Elevation5,749 m (18,862 ft)
Coordinates9°16′33″S 77°25′57″W / 9.27583°S 77.43250°W / -9.27583; -77.43250Coordinates: 9°16′33″S 77°25′57″W / 9.27583°S 77.43250°W / -9.27583; -77.43250
Paccharaju is located in Peru
LocationAncash, Peru
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Blanca

Rocotuyo[5] (also named Paccharuri)[1] is a lake at 9°16′53″S 77°27′12″W / 9.28139°S 77.45333°W / -9.28139; -77.45333 south of the mountain.[9][1]


  1. ^ a b c d Alpenvereinskarte 0/3b. Cordillera Blanca Süd (Peru). 1:100 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2005. ISBN 3-937530-05-3.
  2. ^ "Nevado Paccharaju -". Retrieved 2016-06-18.
  3. ^ Robert Beér, Armando Muyolemaj, Dr. Hernán S. Aguilarpaj, Vocabulario comparativo, quechua ecuatoriano - quechua ancashino - castellano - English, Brighton 2006
  4. ^ "". Archived from the original on 2014-12-29. Retrieved 2015-04-12.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Peru 1:100 000, Huari (19-i). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  6. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  7. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary) (five-vowel-system)
  8. ^ a b Díaz, Felipe (2008–2009). Carta Turística. Cordilleras Blanca, Negra, Huayhuash y Callejón de Huaylas.
  9. ^ "Quebrada Paccharuri". mincetur. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved April 12, 2015.

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