Pucaraju (possibly from Quechua puka red, rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow, "red snow-covered mountain") is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,346 metres (17,539 ft) high or 5,322 metres (17,461 ft) high depending on the source. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Recuay Province, Ticapampa District. Pucaraju lies west of Yanamarey and northeast of Lake Querococha.
The IGN-Peru map, cites the main peak as Tunsho, while applying the name Pucarajo to the southern slopes.
By elevation Pukarahu is
# 98 out of 1334 in Ancash # 35 out of 94 in Huaraz # 13 out of 65 in Recuay # 82 out of 122 in Huascarán National Park
By prominence Pukarahu is
# 31 out of 1334 in Ancash # 5 out of 94 in Huaraz # 4 out of 65 in Recuay # 21 out of 122 in Huascarán National Park
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