Pueblo De Los Muertos Trailhead/Parking | Tourist Attraction

Peru

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Last Visited: about 2 years ago
GPS: -6.105590, -77.905450
Altitude: 2571.0 masl

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Parking lot at the trailhead to Pueblo de los Muertos. 2 hour hike round trip. Can camp here for free. No facilities. You MUST remember to pick up the keys from the tourist info center in Lamud, closes at 4pm each day. 8S pp/ 4S student

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Really worth it. No one here. We forgot the keys but it's possible to get around the gates. Last one is a little dodgy but doable.

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August 2019 update: there are new locks on all the gates. You MUST get keys from the tourist info in town before coming up. The gate to the campsite is unpassable without the first key, and there are 2 more gates on the way to the ruins. One can be negotiated if you forget the key, but the one closest to the ruins is a steel gate, strong padlock and bricked all around. Don't leave the keys in the van!
The hike is at least 30mins each way, longer if you get right in the site. It's steep and you need good boots, I wouldn't walk this if it was wet underfoot.
The road from the river up to the camping is only 30kms but is rough the whole way and takes ages. 4x4 would be ok, our van struggled. It would be very hard if it had rained recently.
The views are spectacular, there's a fire pit at the top- collect dry wood ad you drive up the track!

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Amazing site. Ruins in a cliffside with stunning views of the valley and waterfalls. Well worth the 2hr round trip hike.

NOTE: Please respect this place and go to the visitor center to pay 8 sol pp and get the keys to the gates. Don't kick down the fences like others have done.

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As we had been here it was very easy to pass the gate without key. The ruins are interesting even if there is not much left. You will need a camera with 30x zoom or a spyglass to see faces of the remaining grave sculptures.

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A wonderful place to camp. We had the key from the village. If you look more in the height and depth you can see lot of bone and skulls. Very impressive location. Think 2 times if you want go by rain. It is a soaps nightmare specially for back drive down. We had more than 1.5h with our landcruiser.

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4 km hike, round trip with 260 m elevation gain/loss. Beautiful!

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We arrived very late in the evening so the tourist office was closed. We didn't want to park in town so we decided to drive to the trailhead without the keys to the gate. Unfortunately the gate to the trailhead was locked but we camped just outside of it with no issues. It's very level in the area so we had no issues. We did the hike the next morning which took about 2.5 hours. When we reached the final metal gate it looked like we would not be able to pass. There is a little path to the left of the gate which we went on to get to the ruins. Definitely not advised and we wished we had gotten the keys ahead of time. Amazing ruins.

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We stayed two nights here just because it was so quiet and peaceful. The hike down to Pueblo de los Muertos is amazing - what a cool experience, first getting the keys and then having the place to yourself!

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Lovely place to camp, you will probably get the place entirely to yourself. There is a fire pit (but it's windy up here), and a small palapa. Amazing views of Gocta Falls across the canyon. Walk down to the Pueblo took us 15 minutes (kinda steep), and back up took about 20-25 minutes. What a special place to get all to ourselves!

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Hike takes about 2 hours round trip. Do take the keys from the tourist info center in Lamud (8 soles pp) otherwise you may not be able to a) drive to the trailhead and b) get to the ruins after the hike down. Beautiful vistas all around. Flat enough to camp at trailhead, no facilities, however you do get decent cellphone coverage (Claro's)

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Well worth it and weather if you scared of heights or not you can get to see everything just scary going a bit further and walking around the walls. We also had our dog with us on the leash. We picked up the keys at the tourist info and did the hike the next day and dropped the keys of after. We camped here at the trailhead all alone and had a campfire and watched the stars!

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what a crazy hike! expect a long vertical rocky pathway, and really sketchy path once you finally get to the bottom. beautiful views of the mountains and river, but don't recommend doing the steep hike in full moto gear...oops. we got the keys from the tourist info office in town. 8 sol each for admission. don't do this if you are scared of heights! or seeing random human bones along the cliffs..

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We picked up the keys, only 1 gate locked 2k before the parking lot. room to park before gate and easy to get round if you don't pick up the keys. However, we did not take the keys on the walk and there is a gate right at the bottom, (just before all the interesting stuff) that us impossible to get round and not sure if one (of the 3) keys fits this gate, so take the keys with you just in case.

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Very very quiet. Almost too quiet. Got the key from the tourist office and did the hike the next morning. Loved it!

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Parking lot near pueblos de los muertos. Could probably camp up here if you wanted to. No facilities. Two gates on the trail that are locked, so you may want to get a guide (we scrambled around them but it was sketchy). We did not see anyone else this entire day. Free.

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