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Cordillera Oriental (Peru)

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointNevado Ausangate (6372 m/20,906 ft)
CountriesPeru (99%), Bolivia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesCuzco (22%), Loreto (17%), Puno (16%), San Martín (12%), Madre de Dios (9%), Ucayali (9%), Junín (5%), Huánuco (4%), Pasco (4%), La Paz (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area263,066 sq km / 101,570 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,329 km / 826 mi North-South
1,009 km / 627 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long10° 26' S; 74° 31' W
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Map of Cordillera Oriental (Peru)
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cordillera Oriental (Peru).
Peruvian AndesLevel 3 (Parent)
         Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Central (Peru)Level 4 (Sibling)
         Cordillera Oriental (Peru)Level 4
                 Northern Cordillera OrientalLevel 5 (Child)
                 Cordillera AzulLevel 5 (Child)
                 Central Cordillera OrientalLevel 5 (Child)
                 Cordillera VilcabambaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Amazonia Cordillera OrientalLevel 5 (Child)
                 Cordillera UrubambaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Cordillera VilcanotaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Cordillera CarabayaLevel 5 (Child)
                 Southwest Cordillera OrientalLevel 5 (Child)



Major Peaks of the Cordillera Oriental (Peru)

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Nevado Ausangate637220,906Cordillera Vilcanota
2.Salcantay626420,551Cordillera Vilcabamba
3.Callangate611020,046Cordillera Vilcanota
4.Jatunriti610620,033Cordillera Vilcanota
5.Jatunhuma609319,990Cordillera Vilcanota
6.Yayamari604919,846Cordillera Vilcanota
7.Pumasillo599119,656Cordillera Vilcabamba
8.Lasunayoc596019,554Cordillera Vilcabamba
9.Nevado Sahuasiray581819,088Cordillera Urubamba
10.Schio580019,029Cordillera Carabaya
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Nevado Ausangate637220,906Cordillera Vilcanota
2.Salcantay626420,551Cordillera Vilcabamba
3.Nevado Sahuasiray581819,088Cordillera Urubamba
4.Schio580019,029Cordillera Carabaya
5.Cerro Atalaya438214,377Amazonia Cordillera Oriental
6.Pachamama4138+13,576+Southwest Cordillera Oriental
7.Pico Sira24508038Central Cordillera Oriental



Photos of Peaks in the Cordillera Oriental (Peru)

Abra Salkantay
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Mount Salkantay from the Salkantay trek, a lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu. The trek goes over a pass above 15000 feet near Mt. Salkantay (2010-05-22). Photo by David Parratt.
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Cerro Machu Picchu
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View from summit of Machu Picchu looking down on Machu Picchu site and behind the smaller Huayna Picchu (2010-05-27). Photo by David Parratt.
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Huayna Picchu
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The pointed form of Huayna Picchu looms over the world-famous view of Maccu Picchu in Peru (2008-03-29). Photo by Paul Mines.
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