Climate: Sunny and dry during winter (from May to October), although nights can be cold (frost and temperatures below 5° C). Rainy from December to March.
Access: The Ampay National Sanctuary is reached by several dirt roads from Tamburco, on the outskirts of the city of Abancay, which is reached overland from Cusco (6 hours) or from Andahuaylas (3 hours).
Services: Tourist infrastructure is non-existent.
Visitors are advised to spend at least three days here, camping by the lakes in the sanctuary, as well as hiring a local guide and stocking up on food and water in Abancay.
The Ampay National Sanctuary was established on July 23, 1987, through Law (D.S.) N-042-84-AG, it is located in the department of Apurimac, with a surface of
The Ampay National Sanctuary protects the largest forests of intimpa trees in the Peruvian highlands. The intimpa is Peru's only native only conifer species, and the dense forests shelter many species of wildlife, largely birds. Ampay Sanctuary also features a series of glacial lakes and crystal-clear streams flowing down from the majestic snow-capped peak of Mount Ampay, which dominates the region and lends its name to this protected area.
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