As we were searching for unusual, remote places on the planet, we ran into Rinconada, said to be the highest city in the world. Located in the Peruvian Andes. at a height of 5,100m (16,732.28 feet) above sea level, La Rinconada is filled with stories that willprobably get you meditating.
“It’s on Earth, but yet not a part of our world”.
- Population: 30 000 inhabitants
- Economy mostly based on near-by gold mines exploitation;
- No running water or sewage system
La Rinconada is not you average tourist city, nor is it a city you would probably like visiting. For hikers, it is a good place to rest while in the Peruvian Andes; for people all over the world it should be an example of surviving in a harsh environment.
Here’s an informational movie on the location. A pretty shocking one as well: