Peru is an incredibly biodiverse country, containing almost every Köppen climate zone. Two mountain ranges, both of which are part of the Andes, run through the country. It is in these ranges that rock climbing opportunities abound.
Many of the top rock climbing spots are located right outside of Lima, heading up into the mountains also yields excellent climbing spots and conditions. Getting closer to the ancient Incan capital of Cusco allows you to combine rock climbing with some sightseeing.
Reserve at least one day of your trip to hike up into the mountains and see the ancient city of Machu Picchu. Be sure to reserve a spot in advance as they tend to fill up, especially during the high season (June to August).
During the winter, temperatures are quite cool and get colder the higher up in elevation that you are. However, this is the dry season, which receives very little rain. Climbing is nearly impossible in the warmer wet season.
Any trip to Peru will begin with a flight into the international airport in Lima (LIM). The airport offers direct flights from continental Europe and the Americas. From here, you will either take a connecting flight to your final destination or transport from your guide, if the trip is near Lima.
Peruvian Sol (PEN)
May to September
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