Qollyoritti fiesta in Ausangate mountain, Peru

mojgan

Joined September 2008

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This is an amazing ceremony. Every year thousands of people hike up the Ausangate mountain for 4-5 hours up to the Church which is located at the altitute of 4600 meters. Families, children , old people all take part. Some camp up there for 3 days/nights. It is absolutely freezing up there. Hundreds of dancers from various villages take part in the fiesta and dance throughout the day and night. These dancers go all the way up to the snow and spend the night over there. They start desending in the morning of the fiesta day until they reach the church for the morning mass at 9am.

This photo was taken at about 8:50am. Thousands had gathered around the church for the mass at 9am. There were still hundres of dancers coming down from the surrounding mountains.

The whole experience and the atmosphere is fascinating and unbelievable.

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