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Cuchumá, Sacred Mountain of the Kumiai

Tecate

With a spectacular view at the top of the mountain is the Cerro Cuchumá, one of the largest areas of the place that keeps a hill full of history.

Put on comfortable clothes and shoes and take a hike to the sacred mountain, which was once the refuge of the ancient Kumiai community, an ancient ceremonial center where the ancestors performed rituals to their gods with rattles and songs.

To get to the top you must travel 12 kilometers (7 miles) of dirt road, the estimated time to climb is three to four hours.

In its surroundings there are waterfalls and caves, its ecosystem is known as submontane chaparral with gallery forests (oaks, alders and sycamores). A great variety of wildlife can be observed along its gullies.

Once you touch the top, you will realize that nowadays, the Cerro Cuchumá is a refuge area, hunting, housing and ceremonial center of the ancient Kumiai community. Here you can witness the ceremonies that take place around the community since the hill symbolizes the supernatural.

As a tip, every year there is a horse ride to the hill, in charge of the organization of the ranch La Puerta. Cerro Cuchumá is located on the edges of the city of Tecate.

With a spectacular view at the top of the mountain is the Cerro Cuchumá, one of the largest areas of the place that keeps a hill full of history.

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Put on comfortable clothes and shoes and take a hike to the sacred mountain, which was once the refuge of the ancient Kumiai community, an ancient ceremonial center where the ancestors performed rituals to their gods with rattles and songs.

To get to the top you must travel 12 kilometers (7 miles) of dirt road, the estimated time to climb is three to four hours.

In its surroundings there are waterfalls and caves, its ecosystem is known as submontane chaparral with gallery forests (oaks, alders and sycamores). A great variety of wildlife can be observed along its gullies.

Once you touch the top, you will realize that nowadays, the Cerro Cuchumá is a refuge area, hunting, housing and ceremonial center of the ancient Kumiai community. Here you can witness the ceremonies that take place around the community since the hill symbolizes the supernatural.

As a tip, every year there is a horse ride to the hill, in charge of the organization of the ranch La Puerta. Cerro Cuchumá is located on the edges of the city of Tecate.

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