andean kingdom
hatun machay


It is a mystic rock forest formed by the erosion of 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 sectors caves, ruins, and stone carvings and paintings dating back 10,000 years.

Today Hatun Machay is the largest Rock Climbing Centre in Peru. There is an extensive 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, trekking, archaeological and mystic tours and horse riding.

This is not all. Hatun Machay now has his own refuge sleeping up to 50 people. The Refuge offer beds, kitchen facilities, camping and bathrooms.

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


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Mas Informacion: Parque Ginebra 120, Next to Casa de Guias. Huaraz, Perú
Phone: 0051-43-425555 / 0051-94374-0701 - Email:

Hatun Machay Refuge . Rock Climbing and Bouldering . Trekkings Archeology Tours . Huaraz Peru