Hatun Machay | Established Campground

Peru

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Last Visited: over 1 year ago
GPS: -10.082900, -77.348300
Altitude: 4300.0 masl
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Amenities

Electricity: No
Wifi: No
Kitchen: No
Restaurant: No
Showers: No
Water: Natural Source
Toilets: Running Water
Big Rig Friendly: Yes
Tent Friendly: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Sanitation Dump Station: Unknown

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ADMIN NOTE: USERS REPORT"It has been reopened for camping only - the Refugio is being repaired after the fire and the location is amazingly beautiful facilities are limited to water and toilets."

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Amazingly beautiful climbing location. As of Feb.2020 the refugio is open, it only provides a shelter and bathroom services, no restaurant or anything else. The man in charge is a super friendly local named Alci, you can reach him whatsapp at +51 993764662. He also likes to climb and could be a good option for solo xlimbers. The climbing is amazong, although the weather was quite bad raining all afternoon and noght, could obly climb in the morning. Camping is 10SOL per person per night.

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10 soles per person per day to climb. Not sure if the climbing area is really the farmer’s land. An italian bolted the routes. The farmer seemed really eager to talk to us everyday so he can be there to collect the money when we leave. He asked us when we were leaving everyday...

Worth coming - routes were rebolted recently - ask quechuandes in huaraz for book or exact routes that were rebolted

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As any other place in Peru, you will have an amazing experience until a local comes and try to F* you! We are climbers and have been climbing in the whole South America, only in Peru we experienced such ridiculous situations where they ask you to pay fee even when you are free in nature. The climbing here is amazing, but we understand why previous guy (Argentinian) burned the place down, the locals can get you really crazy! After an 8 days of WILD CAMPING with our car, the local guy that is running the camping there wants to charge us 20 SOLES PER DAY, it means that we needed to pay entrance fee every day in the climbing sector even that we never leave the place in these days! Just because we didn't stay in his camping that he charges 15 soles pppd. Who stays in the camping he charges 1 day entrance fee only. We had a huge discussion because we don't agree with it and he even say that would THROW STONES in our car. Other climbers over there agree with us and try to help in the discussion. We only paid 20 soles (one entrance fee) and left. We had left some of our equipments in the routes for the climbing community and it is our contribution. We recommend you do the same if come with your car. PO.: It is not a private property, he doenst have right to charge you; routes were rebolted buy a Italian climber (no contribution from him);

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Awesome place for climbing. The landscape is breathtaking (literally: altitude is 4300m) and the climbing site is incredible.
Most of the climbing routes have been reopened and you can ask the manager for the topo.
Everything has not been rebuilt so the refuge is more about a windshielded area for camping with running water and toilets (byo paper).
Just plan enough food for your stay (you might want to take extra because you're going to stay more than planned) and make sure you have warm clothes because it gets really cold at night.
The staff is super friendly.
10 sol per person per day if you climb. I don't think you need to pay if you don't climb.

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many climbing routes were destroyed by the previous owner of the refugio who apperently go into trouble with the locals.
at my visit there was no water at the still partly destroyed refugio. it has a roof and walls and windows though so it provides good shelter. we payed 10 soles for the park but refused to pay for camping. I suggest to do the same.
there are still many open climbs and and it is a kind of cool place for exploring so I recommend to go despite the shortcomings these days

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This place is definitely open, although as previously mentioned, only for camping, with facilities limited to toilets and water. Beautiful views, climbing is supposed to be amazing but we didn’t try it. We had no problem with the road up - looks like they’ve been working on it. Do able in 2WD, although not sure what it would be like in the wet. Well worth the visit although 10 Sols pp to enter the park and then 10 sols pp per night camping. There are other amazing spots on the way up where you could just park up for free with magnificent views.

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Fuimos a acampar al lugar, ya no estan disponibles las habitaciones pero si se puede acampar, hay baños y agua pero no ducha. es un lugar muy lindo, y el bosque de piedras es hermosisimo, si te gusta escalar quedas loco, si no igual la vista es divina para pasar 1 o 2 noches alla aunque en las noches es muyyyy frio!

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This place is permanently closed.

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beautiful place. the refugio is totaly destroyed. a lots of bolts are missing. we feelt not very welcome because they burned the refugio down. so we went to the place further down to sleep.

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Paying to go to the formations is nonsense. We just walked past the refugio, no payment required, must have been a small scam.
Also, a few 100m before the refurgio, just when you can spot it's roof, there is a nice and levelled parking/camping spot on the left side of the dirt road. We camped there for 2 nights (free but of course no facilities), very quiet and a bit shielded.

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Pretty rock formations and hieroglyphs by the main cave. This is being spoiled by the local community who is managing the lodge (no electricity, no running water
Toilets don't even have a door) as they want to charge 20 soles pp just to park out front and without offering any services. Furthermore, they charge 8 soles pp to go to the formations. Lastly, the formations are filled with cow pies as the community uses them to grasse. It is all a bit ridiculous as these are open grasslands with no fences. Try to negotiate prices down, it is possible, while making them understand that they are shooting themselves in the foot.

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Beautiful place in stunning landscape. BUT: No solar shower, solar panels and taps were dismantled; good kitchen with gas stove,
two flush toilets.
We paid 56 soles! (2p/1car)

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Nice friendly place to stay. Will need to work to get the van level. Miguel runs the place at the moment and is very friendly and helpful. You will need to pay a 8 soles fee that goes to the local community. The water is piped straight from a stream and is much nicer to drink than anything else in Peru!

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One of the best places on our Tour since now. It's a little bit expensive (56SOL for 2 person+car) and it's hard to find flat ground. But it worth to visit this place! Friendly hosts, amazing view, nice fireplace inside, clean toilets and a good kitchen. The temperature of the solar-showers depends on the weather. It's also a good spot to climb. 75% of the routes are about 6a-6c.

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We tried but last 1.5 km is nothing but mud road and it was raining. Not worth taking a chance to get stuck in this secluded place. Above all there are totally no sign so not even sure this place exists anymore. We went down and boondocked at the next point. Good spot with view and level.

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Very nice place to relax, or go crazy with climbing! As we do not climb, we went for walks around. Beautiful! The refugio has comfortable beds, nice kitchen and big tables. Hosta are very friendly! It can be very cold at night!

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This place is definitely worth coming to even if you aren't a climber. A beautiful landscape with a very homely refugio and friendly people. The new hosts Miguel and Elisabeth are fantastic. Hard to find a level spot, we almost managed to become level with some rocks under the tyres.

The road is fine for 2WD as long as it's not raining too hard.

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Refugio and Camping near well developed sport climbing area. The Refugio has kitchen and dorm beds available. Beautiful view of the rocks and valley, friendly owners. Dirt road access was a little bumpy but did not require 4x4.

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