Hatun Machay , Huaraz, Peru

Hatun Machay is a rustic refuge located only 69 km south of Huaraz and is a dream for rock climbers. The English speaking couple Luciana and Andrés from Argentina have been running this place since 2004 and they are doing a fine job in providing guests with all the basics needed to visit this beautiful region.
This refuge is set with easy access to some great climbing sites; a rock climber's paradise. There's something here for people of all abilities and some great hikes to nearby archaeological sites as well as around 250 sport routes to climb. For an active, yet relaxing countyside break, Hatun Machay offers something for everyone.
Hatun Machay has a dormitory that sleeps up to 60 people and a large area for tents if you prefer to sleep under the stars. A dorm bed costs S/.30 Soles per person and if you are camping it is S/.20 Soles per person. Included in the nightly rate are dowblankets, sleeping bags, crashpads and slackline.
The refuge has running cold water and flush toilets. It does not have showers but nature offers a stream that runs behind the refuge where you can bathe or wash your clothes.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served daily at an extra charge and there's also a large kitchen for guests staying at the refuge or at the camp site.

There's a cosy social area with a wood burning stove where guests can spend time meeting other guests, day or night.

The owners also have a tour agency, Andean Kingdom which is based in Huaraz. There you can conveniently rent equipment, organise transport to and from Hatun Machay and arrange climbing courses.

There is no need to make reservations in advance but feel free to stop by Andean Kingdom in Huaraz for more information or give Hatun Machay a call.
How to get there...
From Huaraz there is no public transportation directly to Hatun Machay. Andean Kingdom tour agency in Parque Ginebra, conveniently offers private transport to Hatun Machay every day leaving at 8am. For same day transport there and back it costs S/.30 – S/.35 Soles per person.

If you prefer you can take a private bus towards Lima and asked to be dropped off at km 131. From there you can walk west for about 1.5 hours till you get Hatun Machay.
Another option is to take a public bus until the town of Catat; from there you can hire a taxi to take you to the Refuge of Hatun Machay.
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Report & Photos by: Anthony Andrzyczak
Contact Info...
Parque Ginebra 120
Next to Casa de Guias
94374 0701
94394 6256
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