Santuario Nacional de Ampay, Abancay

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Ampay National Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary established in 1987. It is located in the district of Tamburco, just north of the city of Abancay, Peru. Its 36.35km2, which include Mount Ampay, protect the Pachachaca River basin and several endangered plant species, being the most representative the conifer called Intimpa .HistoryIn the 1930s, the Podocarpus forest at the Mt. Ampay area was botanically identified.In 1983, Dr. Ciro Palomino and the "Asociación Cultural Apurímac" (Apurimac Cultural Society) presented a petition signed by more than 3000 people from the towns of Abancay and Tamburco urging then President Fernando Belaunde to help in the approval of the laws required to declare the forests of Ampay as a protected natural area.Ampay National Sanctuary was established on 23 July 1987, by decree No. 042-87-AG.GeographyThis protected area is located in the district of Tamburco, which belongs to the province of Abancay, region of Apurimac. With an extension of 3635.50hectare the park covers an elevational range from 2,900 to 5,235 meters above sea level in the southeastern Peruvian Andes.Topography in the area consists mostly of steep slopes that culminate in Mount Ampay.The area also includes two small lakes: Angasccocha (at 3250 m) and Uspaccocha (at 3750 m).
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  • the beauty of the landscape is breathtaking, the sanctuary and Ampay is singular by coniferous (conifer) small there there are thousands, and the rugged geography itself, many mountains, with access vehicle very complicated by geography, but charming, if it is they like adventure, good scenery, and not afraid to drive to the edge of the ravine.
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  • Considered as the garden of the Andes, the Sanctuary has lots of vegetation. The authorities should review ls signage and hiring a guide is necessary for your exploration.
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  • Very good place for hiking both hiking and trekking, beautiful landscapes and signage has improved
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  • What a nice hike. It's easy and it's a nice full day activity to do if you happen to be in Abancay town. I took a taxi at 5am that charged me 10 soles (3USD) to get me to the entrance. On my way down I just walked towards the road till finding public transport! The water is amazing and it's pretty well conserved. There's also people living in the preserved area so don't be surprise to find a cow or two on the way. People are very friendly.. There's no bathroom up there so take precautions! enjoy.
  • Beautiful views to go with everybody
  • Beautiful place. It is advisable to reach large Ampay, despite the fact that the trip is about 4 hours. Many spaces to enjoy.
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  • Beautiful sanctuary
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  • Beautiful natural landscapes place where you look at it; is a paradise according to the perpextiva of each one, paradise to go with the family or couple, eye, at the beginning of the rising air is pure but heavy in this photo we are in one of the lagoons of the beautiful ampay
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