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Waraqayuq is located in Peru
Location in Peru
Highest point
Elevation4,600 m (15,100 ft) [1]
Coordinates9°39′55″S 77°13′30″W / 9.66528°S 77.22500°W / -9.66528; -77.22500Coordinates: 9°39′55″S 77°13′30″W / 9.66528°S 77.22500°W / -9.66528; -77.22500
LocationPeru, Ancash Region, Huari Province
Parent rangeCordillera Blanca

Waraqayuq (Quechua waraqa sack, -yuq a suffix to indicate ownership,[2] "the one with a sack", Hispanicized spelling Huaracayoc) or Warak'ayuq (warak'a sling or slingshot, "the one with a sling") is a mountain with an archaeological site of the same name in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 4,600 metres (15,092 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huari Province, Chavin de Huantar District, east of the mountain Yanamaray.

The archaeological site of Waraqayuq lies on the northern slope of the mountain at 9°39′30″S 77°13′15″W / 9.65833°S 77.22083°W / -9.65833; -77.22083,[3] above the Walpish valley (Hualpish).


  1. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Huari Province (Ancash Region)
  2. ^ Teofilo Laime Ajacopa, Diccionario Bilingüe Iskay simipi yuyayk'ancha, La Paz, 2007 (Quechua-Spanish dictionary)
  3. ^ Instituto Nacional de Cultura, Centro Nacional de Información Cultural, Contribución para un primer inventario general de sitios arqueológicos del Perú, Lima 2001