Cuzco is located at 9800 feets high with respect to sea level, that’s the Altitude in Cuzco. Altitude sickness, also known as Soroche can cause headaches and discomfort to tourists who are just arriving in the city of Cuzco and are not familiar with the altitude in Cuzco city. Note that on a trip to Cuzco and Machu Pichu the tourist stays at different altitudes, the altitude varies depending on the city and location. The altitude in Cusco and nearby places varies according to the population where you are, and usually between a valley and a mountain top nearby you can find different levels of height to which should be familiar to avoid altitude sickness, or at least you can try to minimize it.
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