The Sillustani chullpas are located 34 kilometers from Puno, on the Peninsula that enters the bright blue waters of the Umayo Lagoon at 4000 meters above sea level. This amazing lagoon, which has a depth of approximately 14 meters, is connected by the Chaullamayo rivers to the southwest and Ccaccapunco to the north, and communicates through the Illpa river with Lake Titicaca.
Sillustani has about 90 inverted cone-shaped chullpas. According to history, before the corpses of the highest Kolla authorities were located in the tombs, they were mummified in the fetal position. These authorities were the most representative of the Inca Empire.
Their belongings were located next to their bodies, which was done to maintain, over time, respect for the same authorities and everything that had characterized them during their period of government. Some included gold and silver objects, food, or ceramic utensils.
The chullpas are located at the top of a small hill. Among the most famous, we find the Chullpa del Lagarto, named for the large stone blocks at the base. This is the most representative of the culture, since it is the most notorious, rising to 12 meters high with stones that fit perfectly, in addition, it was built during the Inca period.
Visitors are picked up from their hotels in downtown Puno.
Arrival in Sillustani. As we walk around the peninsula, we can feel the energy emanating from the site. Many people come to appreciate this unique landscape surrounded by mountains and the beautiful Umayo lagoon, and they do not leave without feeling their hearts recharge with peace.
The bus returns to Puno
Visitors are dropped off at their hotels