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The urban legends about this immense plateau are endless, discover them!

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Marcahuasi

An enigmatic plateau.

For the more adventurous traveller, there's an exciting excursion, which is 80 kilometres northeast of Lima, beyond the picturesque village of 'Chosica' and deep into the Andes plateau, where you will find the enigmatic Marcahuasi. It's a granite plateau at 4,000 metres above sea level, where it is said that there are peculiar geomagnetic influences - including UFOs - and anthropomorphic formations in the mountains. The theories on these geological formations are different: is it simple erosion caused by the wind and stone sculptures of a lost civilization? To reach 'Marcahuasi' you can travel by bus to 'San Pedro de Casta', which lies at the foot of the peak (four hours on foot, or two by donkey), where you can stay before going up, in order for you to get acclimatized to the heights. It's in your interest to carry water, warm clothes and food: you'll find the immensity of this plateau only at the top.



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