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Trekking Routes in Lima

To have a healthy mind, your body needs to be healthy too. Exercise has become a necessary activity for a good day-to-day development, since it has a positive impact on your health. And what better way to exercise than outdoors to channel the fatigue and wear and tear.

For this reason, we present four routes for trekking in Lima. Now, get your backpack, sneakers, and bottled water ready to explore these green spaces, full of incomparable landscapes, nature everywhere, and even history. Are you ready to go hiking in the provinces of Lima?

Rupac

This space is located in the province of Huaral. Here you will not only clear your mind and stretch your legs at a steady pace by trekking. Also, you will closely observe the remains of the main pre-Inca citadel in the area.

Rúpac keeps an archaeological complex in its territory -which belonged to the Atavillos culture- that receives the nickname of “Machupicchu Lima”, due to its impressive structures that are very well preserved despite the passage of time. For your entry, a payment is necessary. In addition, it is advisable to hire a tour guide. Thus, you will make the most of your time in this destination.

Marcahuasi

On this plateau located in the province of Huarochirí you can go hiking and at the same time appreciate a beautiful stone forest, which is its main attraction. While you are moving through its surfaces of 4000 m s. n. m., you will appreciate various rocks that have shapes of animals and objects. It is a perfect place to photograph yourself next to these natural sculptures.

This area is also known for hosting tourists who enjoy camping outdoors, so it is advisable to bring -in addition to your trekking equipment- a tent and non-perishable food, so you can experience a night in the nature of Marcahuasi.

Lomas de Lachay National Reserve

Its 5,070 hectares belong to the provinces of Huaral and Huaura, located north of the Lima region. In the Lomas de Lachay National Reserve, while doing your favorite physical activity, you will be surprised by its diverse flora and fauna, since its extensive green fields house a large amount of humidity that is beneficial for both the plants and some animal species that inhabit it. this zone. This biosphere will also be beneficial for you: you will be able to breathe fresh air and refresh your lungs.

Hills of Lucumo

It is located in the valley of the Lurín River, in the district of Pachacamac. The walks in this area last approximately 3 to 6 hours -depending on how experienced you are- in which you will appreciate rock formations, altars and cave paintings in the Pachacamac Sanctuary, an archaeological site that contains buildings dating from the third century, which is considered Cultural Heritage of Peru and which was also part of the Qhapaq Ñan (Inca Trail). Impressive, right?

Some parts of this area are not freely accessible to tourists, but don’t worry, the sites are demarcated and there is always support staff indicating which areas are not accessible. It is only necessary to bring your equipment and not to contaminate the area with waste.