Jalq'a Villages

The Jalq’a are a group of about 10 000 people living in the heart of the Cordillera de los Frailes; Quechua language, they exclusively live from agriculture and breeding, and from very soon, traditional weaving. The majority gather in some villages such as: Maragua, Potolo, Chaunaca, Ravelo… Since a few years, communities are opening themselves to tourism in a sustainable way; accommodations, cultural centers, and guide services are proposed by the great majority of inhabitants, alternately, organized into cooperatives. So, there is no rivalry, the entire part of income is for the whole village, and traditions are not endangered.

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