Laguna de los Condores


The Laguna de los Cóndores is a 12-hour walk or drive from Leymebamba (45 km). On one of the steep and wooded slopes that border the lagoon, it was used by the Chachas as a site for the construction of a funerary complex. There were six mausoleums almost intact in which more than 200 mummies were found, some of them covered by wooden coffins in good condition, despite the hot and humid climate of the area. The mummies were accompanied by about 3,000 objects such as idols, wooden spears, various ceramics and cave paintings.