Just 200 kilometers to the east of Lima, Junin offers plenty of amazing hiking. Enjoy stunning rainforests, snow-capped mountains and incredible views all around.
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Situated in the central highlands and containing the westernmost portion of the Amazon rainforest, Junin is one of the most geographically and ecologically diverse regions in all of Peru.
Junin is home to a diverse array of hiking opportunities ranging from the Pui–Pui Protected Forest in the north to Otishi National Park in the southeast as well as Mount Toromocho. The region is also home to Lake Junin, which is the largest one entirely in Peru.
Hiking trips here can range from a few days to a few weeks. They can take you up to some of the tallest foothills in the Andes as well as through lush forest basins and along roaring river banks.
It all depends on what you want to do!
From May to November, is Peru’s dry season. Average temperatures at this time of year range from 5 °C to 10 °C, making for excellent hiking conditions. The lack of rain also generally ensures clear skies.
Any trip to Junin will begin with a flight into Lima’s international airport (LIM). From here, you can take a bus east to your starting point. However, many guides will opt to meet you in Lima and arrange transport to the start of the trip.
May to November
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