San Cristobal – Capitan Rumi

The viewpoints of San Cristobal and Capitan Rumi offer you a magnificent view into the Apurimac canyon, the deepest canyon in the world. The San Cristobal Mountain is defining for the way you perceive Curahuasi. As it watches over the small town from the other side of the valley, it forms a beacon you can see from everywhere. Every year, people from Curahuasi mount giant crosses to the top to ask for good luck for the next year. Capitan Rumi (Quechua for stone) is another viewpoint into the canyon, with a huge monolith on the edge of the canyon.

Once you arrive on top, the view into the canyon will emerge. In the background, beautiful snow topped mountains, including the well-known Salkantay mountain, rise above the canyon to form a breathtaking mountain cape.

The walk to San Cristobal takes you about 1 or 2 hours and between Capitan Rumi and San Cristobal more or less half an hour. It is also possible to take our famous “BUGGY” until Capitan Rumi and start your walk from there. In total, the activity will take about three or four hours, but this depends on how much time you would like to spend on top of the mountain. We recommend bringing sufficient water and some snacks as the twisting path is moderately demanding at some points.

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