The Cordillera de Vilcabamba is a mountain range in the Cordillera Central between lat 13°10' and 13°27'S. and long 72°30' and 73°15'W. It extends in an easterly direction for about 85 km. The glacierized area is estimated from Landsat images to be 173 km². Drainage is to the Atlantic Ocean by Río Apurimac and Río Urubamba. The highest peak is the Nevado Salccantay at 6,271 m asl.