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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!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate 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!


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About the guide

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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.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 47 each

Group of 2

USD 47 each

Group of 3

USD 47 each

Group of 4

USD 47 each

Group of 5

USD 47 each

Group of 6

USD 47 each

Group of 7

USD 47 each

Group of 8

USD 47 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

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.

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