Monday June 09, 2014 - Posted by webmaster
Visiting Peru is an everyday adventure, especially if you are in Cusco in the month of June when festivities are at their peak. Along with Qoyllur Rit´i, there are the celebrations of the Q´eswachaka Bridge, Corpus Christi, and the most Important, Inti Raymi, each year on June 24th.
Qoyllur Rit´i – the Snow Star Festival – is unique in many ways and offers an experience that travelers in Peru will never forget. Beginning to celebrate on Saturday, people hike in the dark and extreme cold in order to get to the Sinakara Valley, near the town of Mahuayani and Ausangate peak (6,372 meters) where the celebration of the Qoylllur Rit’i Festival will take place. The area is filled with more than 10,000 participants attending the festival: the mayority of them are local people, but there are also some national tourists, and a few foreigners who have all come to participate in this grand event. Many come with a special request, hoping the Señor de Qoyllur Rit´I will answer, and others simply come asking for grace.