Pakaymayu

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Pakaymayu
River
Camino-inca-dia2-c05.jpg
The Pakaymayu valley as seen from Warmi Wañusqa pass
Name origin: Quechua
Country Peru
Region Cusco Region
Mouth Willkanuta River

The Pakaymayu[1] or Paqaymayu[2] (Quechua, hispanicized spellings Pacaymayo, Pacaymayu, also Pacamayo) is a river in Peru located in the Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Machupicchu District. It is a left tributary of the Willkanuta River.[3]

The Pakaymayu originates in the Willkapampa mountain range northeast of Sallqantay and north of P'allqay (Paljay) near the Warmi Wañusqa pass, the archaeological site of Runkuraqay and the Runkuraqay pass. Its direction is mainly to the northeast, almost parallel to the Kusichaka River east of it. The confluence with the Willkanuta River is west of the village of Pampa Q'awa (Pampacahua).

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Diccionario Quechua - Español - Quechua, Academía Mayor de la Lengua Quechua, Gobierno Regional Cusco, Cusco 2005: Pakaymayu - s. Arqueol. (Río oculto).
  2. ^ Plan Maestro de Machu Picchu Archived 2013-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Urubamba (Cusco Region)