Rock climbing day in Hatun Machay, near Huaraz in Peru

Join IFMGA certified mountain guide Edwin for this fantastic 1-day rock climbing experience in a truly unique setting in the Peruvian Andes!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Private and Group


  • Discover the unique rock forest landscape of Hatun Machay

  • Top quality climbing of varying difficulties on stunning granite formations

  • Explore the 'stone woods' and witness ancient cave paintings and remains


Hatun Machay, or ‘Big Cave’, is a fascinating geological rock formation in the magnificent Peruvian Andes. This stunning site is a National Cultural Heritage containing ancient archaeological remains and is situated at about 4,200 metres above sea level.

Described as a rock forest, Hatun Machay is placed on the western edge of the beautiful Cordillera Negra and about 60km from Huaraz. These granite rock faces offer fantastic climbs of varying difficulties and with epic views of the Andes landscape.

On the morning of the trip, we will collect you from your hotel in Huaraz and then drive about 90 minutes to Hatun Machay. The area for climbing is called ‘stone woods’ due to the aesthetics of the stone structures and is a truly remarkable landscape to witness.

There are over 40 bolted climbs on offer that come in varying difficulties. There are also archaeological remains and rock paintings to discover, of which their origin is still a mystery.

We recommend letting us lead you on a hike of about an hour and a half around the stone woods to fully appreciate its beauty and history.

Bear in mind that I provide this trip both as a group trip and a private tour. The price stated is for 1 person to join one of our group tours. Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding prices for private programs.

There are not many opportunities to climb somewhere with such unique geography, sign up now because I can’t wait to share this fantastic experience with you!

If you would prefer to ascend a mountain then look no further than this 4 day ascent of mount Pisco in the stunning Cordillera Blanca for a exhilarating journey!

Price per person

1 Person
45 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
 The price stated is for one person joining a group trip, please enquire if you are looking to do a private trip for yourself and friends or family.


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point

About the Guide


My name is Edwin, professional Mountain Guide, member of Mountain Guides Association of Peru (AGMP) and Member of the International Union of Mountain Guides Association (UIAGM), specialized on Trekking, Climbing, Expeditions also I am the founder of Andes Travel Expeditions company.

I have extensive experience and I had climb throughout Peru, Argentina and Bolivia and succesfully guided Huandoy Norte ( 2 times: on the north face and east face), Piramide de Garcilaso, Arteson, Caraz 1, Alpamayo, Huascaran, as well as Illampu, Sajama, Condiriri, Aconcagua, among many other mountains..

I will be happy to welcome you and your friends from all over the world to travel with us in America del Sur particularly in my home country Peru, the country of Mt Huascaran, Alpamayo(Most beautiful mountain in the world), Machupicchu, Cusco, Lago Titicaca, Arequipa, Amazonas etc.

As a professional mountain guide, I have been leading several mountain trips for the, past 20 years. I love and enjoy my job and have gained a lot of experience through climbing with many groups from all over the world. First I would like to assure you the best service and cooperation from my team, Secondly I will make sure that you have an exciting trekking on mountain, wonderful, unique and memorable experience. And while you are here in Peru we would like to promise, you are going to have an enjoyable and comfortable stay with us and look forward to meet your expectation Andes Travel Expeditions Company is pleased to share your enthusiasm for lifetime experience. I am pleased to let you know that I am going to be your Guide up there personally I will take you there not to send you there.

FROM 45 USD per person

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