Is Peru higher than Colorado?

How high is Peru?

The height to remember, however, is 2,500 m (8,000 ft) above sea level — the elevation at which altitude sickness can occur (while possible below this level, it is extremely rare).

High and Very High Altitudes in Peru.

Location Altitude
Chachapoyas 2,335 m (7,660 ft)

Is Peru as big as California?

Peru is about 3.2 times bigger than California.

California is approximately 403,882 sq km, while Peru is approximately 1,285,216 sq km, making Peru 218% larger than California.

Is Peru water safe to drink?

Visitors should drink only bottled water, which is widely available. Do not drink tap water, even in major hotels, and try to avoid drinks with ice.

Does Peru give you altitude sickness?

Altitude sickness, also called soroche in Peru, which is similar to a bad hangover, normally occurs at the height of 8, 200 feet /2,500 meters and above. It is basically caused by the low level of oxygen.

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