Hatunmachay Rock Forest


It is a mystic rock forest formed by the erosiono f time and one of the most impressive geological attractions of the region. Hatun Machay which in Quechua language means Big Cave is a mere 1 ½ hours from Huaraz, situated in the Cordillera Negra (Black Mountain Range) at an altitude of 4290 m.a.s.l. This zone is home to an amazing stone forest of divers and interesting array of rock formations.
The area is over 200 hectares in total and offers in its many sector caves, ruins, and stone carvings and paintings dating back 15,000 years.

Today Hatun Machay is the largest rock climbing center in Peru.

There is an axtensive variety of all levels sport routes from absolute beginner to the truly hard core. Hatun Machay is also a boulders dream with enough problems to last a life time.

On top of climbing, Hatun also offers alternative activities such as mountain biking, trakking, archaeological and mystic tours and horse riding.

Because of this and much more Hatun Machay is a place you can’t miss…

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