Markawasi Stone Forest

Markawasi Stone Forest


Project Description

Markawasi Stone Forest

Just two hours from Lima in the heart of the Andes lies the misterious Markawasi plateau. This place is full of capricious granite formations resembling faces, animals and all that your imagination can project. You will be amazed to run besides the Monument of Humanity…Come with us and propose your own theory about this magnificent shapes.


Day 1: Arrive in Lima

One of our teammates will pick you up from the airport and take you to the hotel in the Miraflores District.

  • Hotel
  • Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Heading to the heart of the Andes

Early in the morning we will take the van through Peru´s Central Highway in the Rimac River valley. After passing Chosica town we will take a left and continue ascending the Santa Eulalia Valley until reaching the town of Callahuanca. Here we will start our run besides the river and after a couple of kms we will start heading up to San Pedro de Casta, passing by Cumpe and Mayhuay towns. At San Pedro de Casta we willhave a break and then continue all the way up to the renowed Anfiteatro were we will camp.

  • Campsite (12,795′) (3,m)
  • Meals included: Breakfast, and dinner.

Day 3: Discovering the plateau

Today we will have time to visit the plateau and all its mystic rock formations including the seals, turtle, the fortress and the Monument of Humanity.

After lunch we will run down to Callahuanca but this time, taking a different route.Once in Callahuanca the van will take us back to Lima.

  • Hotel
  • Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner.