Markahuasi, Huarochiri

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#8 of 8 in Nature in Lima Region
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  • the attraction itself is very beautiful what I liked most was contemplating the sky at night, but that if the cold if it is very strong so you can not sleep in case that is your first time there. services were scarce and you see it was not flattering for tourists and for my. a recommendation would be to go well prepared for the weather and to bring only the essentials.
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  • I spent a night there, it was magical with a starry sky. The The moon seems to be right at top of your head especially at 2:00am. The moon is so bright that you can see without needing your lamp. Real...  more »
  • For years I wanted to visit Markahuasi and finally my dream came true! I loved it and my expectations were not only met but it is exceeded. That being said, I think it is important to give some guidelines to make your stay as well as possible. . You reach the village San Pedro de Casta which is about 3 hours from the detour to Santa Eulalia. We recommend going in a 4 x 4, but also is going cars and even buses. . San Pedro de Casta to Markahuasi you have 3 ways to go: walking, approx about 3 to 4 hours of ascent over 3,000 meters. height above sea level. You must be in very good shape. Get water and something to eat as sticks or nuts. You can also go horse riding (S /. 20.00) and the journey takes one hour and half approx. You can also go by car to a part and there you have to walk 1 km. on rise, which takes you one hour aprox and tired physicist. . In Markahuasi, you have to search a site for camping, the more glued to the rocks so that it is not so cold. Take tent with double protection, because there is a lot of wind. It carries also a good sleeping bag (below zero if possible) and a mattress with insulation to prevent that you freeze at night. The tents that you rented in the village do not have dual protection. The sleeping and mattresses are good. . Usually there is a dining room that has broth of hen and lomo saltado, but better to find out in the village before boarding. Otherwise, you will have to bring food. Recommended a small kitchen for boiling water and warm things, cheese, bread, nuts, chocolate, and water a lot. Fuelwood is vital. Purchased in the village before boarding. At least 3 or 4 tied up by evening. Also carry a bag for garbage. There are no bins out there. . It is worth climbing the rocks to see the sunset (5:00 pm) and Sunrise (5:15 am). They are very beautiful. The nights are also beautiful, with skies full of stars, Star fugases and if you're lucky, to UFOs. . Recommend carry canes already that much of the road climbs and descents and help a lot on the way. Also a good hat, sunscreen, repellent. Short Sleeve Polos for the day and a great jacket, hat, gloves, scarf and other warm things for the night. . I also recommend to hire a guide. It is not very expensive for day and worth it, as there isn't much signage and is easy to get lost and is not so easy to locate animal-shaped stones. There are beautiful landscapes, wonderful views and beautiful lagoons. They can not miss them. . If two nights can stay, it would be ideal. Thus rest day or travel as close. Eye that must be acclimatize to the almost 4,000 meters. height. The next day through the left side coming to the fortress and the subsequent the right side, reaching the monument to humanity. Ideally, that there just come down to the people. Your stuff may send them by mule to S /. 20 each. They are capable of carrying packages of two people. Well, I hope to have a very good experience. You will not regret!
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