Puka Punta (Ancash)

Puka Punta (Quechua puka red, punta peak; ridge,[2][3] "red peak (or ridge)", also spelled Pucapunta) is a mountain in the Cordillera Negra in the Andes of Peru which reaches a height of approximately 4,800 m (15,700 ft). It is located in the Ancash Region, Huaylas Province, Mato District, and in the Santa Province, Cáceres del Perú District. Puka Punta lies southeast of a mountain and lake named Qarwaqucha.[1]

Puka Punta
Puka Punta is located in Peru
Puka Punta
Puka Punta
Highest point
Elevation4,800 m (15,700 ft) [1]
Coordinates8°58′15″S 77°56′27″W / 8.97083°S 77.94083°W / -8.97083; -77.94083Coordinates: 8°58′15″S 77°56′27″W / 8.97083°S 77.94083°W / -8.97083; -77.94083
LocationPeru, Ancash Region
Parent rangeAndes, Cordillera Negra


  1. ^ a b escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huaylas Province (Ancash Region)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ David Weber, A Grammar of Huallaga (Huánuco) Quechua, University of California Press, p. 185