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Bosque de Pietras (Perù)

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The road that crossing the plateau of Meseta del Bombon

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The road that crossing the plateau of Meseta del Bombon

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Several lakes are present on the plateau of the Meseta del Bombon at the base of the Cordillera de Huayhuash

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Several lakes are present on the plateau of the Meseta del Bombon at the base of the Cordillera de Huayhuash

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Crops on the hills of the plateau

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Crops on the hills of the plateau

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The plateau of Meseta del Bombon near the mining town of Huaylay

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The plateau of Meseta del Bombon near the mining town of Huaylay

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Sunset on one of the lakes on the plateau

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Sunset on one of the lakes on the plateau

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The mountains of the National Park that characterize the Sanctuary of the Bosque de Piedra

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The mountains of the National Park that characterize the Sanctuary of the Bosque de Piedra

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The small mining town of Huayllay

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The small mining town of Huayllay

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Santuario Nacional de Huayllay where there are the particular rock shapes that make this area very special

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Santuario Nacional de Huayllay where there are the particular rock shapes that make this area very special

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Entrance to the Santuario Nacional de Huayllay

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Entrance to the Santuario Nacional de Huayllay

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The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras

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The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras

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The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras

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The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras

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The Bosque de Pietras is a continuous alternation of high vertical rocks such as monoliths and verdant valleys

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The Bosque de Pietras is a continuous alternation of high vertical rocks such as monoliths and verdant valleys

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The endemic fauna of the place is mainly composed of llamas, alpacas and numerous species of lizards and small rodents

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The endemic fauna of the place is mainly composed of llamas, alpacas and numerous species of lizards and small rodents

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Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited

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Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited

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Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited

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Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited

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Several cave paintings appear in the ravines of the park

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Several cave paintings appear in the ravines of the park

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The Meseta with the Cordillera de Huayhuash on the horizon

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The Meseta with the Cordillera de Huayhuash on the horizon

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow

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The horizon is littered with rock formations that resemble ancient guardians watching visitors

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The horizon is littered with rock formations that resemble ancient guardians watching visitors

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles

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Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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Turtles, crocodiles, elephants, soldiers create a rocky army that generates awe and admiration for this wild nature

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Turtles, crocodiles, elephants, soldiers create a rocky army that generates awe and admiration for this wild nature

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles

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Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles

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Bottom right, the guide leans out of a window in the rock face, waving his hat to be seen

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Bottom right, the guide leans out of a window in the rock face, waving his hat to be seen

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The guide leans out of the hole in the rock face waving his hat to be seen

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The guide leans out of the hole in the rock face waving his hat to be seen

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By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park

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By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park

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By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park

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By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park

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Where is the Huayllay National Sanctuary

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Where is the Huayllay National Sanctuary

The road that crossing the plateau of Meseta del Bombon
The road that crossing the plateau of Meseta del Bombon
Several lakes are present on the plateau of the Meseta del Bombon at the base of the Cordillera de Huayhuash
Several lakes are present on the plateau of the Meseta del Bombon at the base of the Cordillera de Huayhuash
Crops on the hills of the plateau
Crops on the hills of the plateau
The plateau of Meseta del Bombon near the mining town of Huaylay
The plateau of Meseta del Bombon near the mining town of Huaylay
Sunset on one of the lakes on the plateau
Sunset on one of the lakes on the plateau
The mountains of the National Park that characterize the Sanctuary of the Bosque de Piedra
The mountains of the National Park that characterize the Sanctuary of the Bosque de Piedra
The small mining town of Huayllay
The small mining town of Huayllay
Santuario Nacional de Huayllay where there are the particular rock shapes that make this area very special
Santuario Nacional de Huayllay where there are the particular rock shapes that make this area very special
Entrance to the Santuario Nacional de Huayllay
Entrance to the Santuario Nacional de Huayllay
The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras
The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras
The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras
The rocky mountains of the Bosque de Pietras
The Bosque de Pietras is a continuous alternation of high vertical rocks such as monoliths and verdant valleys
The Bosque de Pietras is a continuous alternation of high vertical rocks such as monoliths and verdant valleys
The endemic fauna of the place is mainly composed of llamas, alpacas and numerous species of lizards and small rodents
The endemic fauna of the place is mainly composed of llamas, alpacas and numerous species of lizards and small rodents
Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited
Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited
Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited
Located at over 4000 meters above sea level, an area of 7000 hectares, the stone forest can be fully visited
Several cave paintings appear in the ravines of the park
Several cave paintings appear in the ravines of the park
The Meseta with the Cordillera de Huayhuash on the horizon
The Meseta with the Cordillera de Huayhuash on the horizon
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Some rock formations look like sculptures but they are natural result of the action of water and wind
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
Walking through the paths of the park you will pass through marshy areas where endemic plants of the place grow
The horizon is littered with rock formations that resemble ancient guardians watching visitors
The horizon is littered with rock formations that resemble ancient guardians watching visitors
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles
Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
Turtles, crocodiles, elephants, soldiers create a rocky army that generates awe and admiration for this wild nature
Turtles, crocodiles, elephants, soldiers create a rocky army that generates awe and admiration for this wild nature
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
Rock guardians seem to be watching the visitors
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
It is easy to get lost in the narrow valleys that characterize the park, creating petrified labyrinths
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles
Narrow passages, windows and cracks in the rocks suddenly appear, offering unusual and fantastic spectacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
The park is popular with climbing enthusiasts who climb the highest rocky pinnacles
Bottom right, the guide leans out of a window in the rock face, waving his hat to be seen
Bottom right, the guide leans out of a window in the rock face, waving his hat to be seen
The guide leans out of the hole in the rock face waving his hat to be seen
The guide leans out of the hole in the rock face waving his hat to be seen
By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park
By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park
By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park
By asking for permission and registering it is possible to camp inside the park
Where is the Huayllay National Sanctuary
Where is the Huayllay National Sanctuary

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By: Carlo Piccinelli ID: 175

National Sanctuay on Google Maps.
The Huayllay National Sanctuary, known by trekking enthusiasts as Bosque de Pietras, is located not far from Lima, about 138 km inland towards the Cordillera de Huayhuash but it takes almost 7 hours to reach the Meseta del Bombon not far from the large lake Junin (Pasco province). The small mining town of Huayllay is the starting point for the Bosque de Pietras park. At the entrance of the park you have to register and then, after a few kilometers of dirt road, the rock conformations that make this Peruvian park famous appear. The path, better to have a guide because it is easy to lose orientation, runs through narrow valleys dominated by pinnacles, vertical cliffs and rocks sculpted by water and wind that look like giant animals such as turtles, crocodiles, elephants or statues of solders that seem to observe the visitor. Beautiful reach the top of high pinnacles to observe the surrounding landscape or reach windows carved into the thin walls of some rocks to greet incredulous friends who have remained in the valley. A sporting but also cultural journey, especially observing the ancient cave paintings hidden in the caves and ravines of the park.
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