Lake Mitococha

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Lake Mitococha
Camp nearby Lake Mitococha
LocationHuanuco Region
Coordinates10°11′54″S 76°53′42″W / 10.19833°S 76.89500°W / -10.19833; -76.89500Coordinates: 10°11′54″S 76°53′42″W / 10.19833°S 76.89500°W / -10.19833; -76.89500
Basin countriesPeru
Max. length0.83 km (0.52 mi)
Max. width0.3 km (0.19 mi)
Surface elevation4,270 m (14,010 ft)

Lake Mitococha[1][2] or Mitucocha[2][3][4] (possibly from Quechua mit'u, mitu mud, qucha lake, "mud lake"[citation needed]) is a lake in Peru located in Huanuco Region, Lauricocha Province, Queropalca District.[5] It has an elevation of 4,270 metres (14,009 ft) above sea level.[3] It lies on the east side of the Huayhuash mountain range, northeast of Mituraju and Rondoy.[3] Lake Mitococha is 0.83 km long and 0.3 km at its widest point.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Peru 1:100 000, Yanahuanca (21-j). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  2. ^ a b Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. pp. 95, 96. ISBN 9780953608720.
  3. ^ a b c Alpenvereinskarte 0/3c. Cordillera Huayhuash (Peru). 1:50 000. Oesterreichischer Alpenverein. 2008. ISBN 9783937530079.
  4. ^ Jackson, Jack (2006). Trekking Atlas of the World. New Holland Publishers. pp. 135, 137. ISBN 9781845371791.
  5. ^ - Map of the Lauricocha Province (Huanuco Region)