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DOWNLOADING AND USING MAPS

Maps and safety
The maps available for download on this page are complements to the trek descriptions in Trekking Peru. It is not safe to trek using a map without the corresponding description. See pages 49-50 of the book for general advice about maps and navigation. For an important note about safety, see page 70 of the book or An ounce of prevention on this site.

The alignment of trekking routes on our GPS-uploadable maps is generally very good but not perfect, especially on chapter maps because of their large scale. Maps, instruments, intuition, and trek descriptions are all important elements of navigation. None should be relied on in isolation; rather, they must be brought together and used with common sense.

Types of maps
Several different types of maps can be downloaded from this page, including the orientation maps and chapter maps found at the beginning of each trekking chapter and the trekking maps for each trek. Most maps are available in two different formats.

PDF maps are for viewing and printing in larger sizes than could fit in the printed book. Note that if you reduce or enlarge a PDF for viewing or printing, then the numerical scale indicated on the map (eg. 1:58,000) will no longer be correct. The scale bar, contour interval, and other map details remain correct regardless of reduction or enlargement.

Orux maps are for use on GPS-enabled Android devices running the Oruxmaps app. The app is available free of charge from www.oruxmaps.com. Unzip the file you download below (eg. TrekkingPeru_Trek19_Qeswachaca.zip) and copy the folder you unzipped (TrekkingPeru_Trek19_Qeswachaca) to the "mapfiles" folder of Oruxmaps on your Android device. Detailed instructions are found in the user's manual on the Oruxmaps website.

The Peruvian Ministry of Education’s ESCALE website offers good regional orientation maps for free download as PDF files, see escale.minedu.gob.pe/mapas. They include some trails and the precise locations of schools in remote areas, which can be useful landmarks. Two series are available, published in 2009 and 2017, respectively. We used the 2009 series extensively while researching Trekking Peru but have not yet used the 2017 series. We provide direct links to those ESCALE maps, in both series, which are mentioned in each trek description.

Passwords
Passwords are not required for orientation maps, chapter maps, or ESCALE maps. Trekking maps in both PDF and Orux format are password protected. In order to use these maps you will need the printed book. Passwords are the final word on various printed pages of the book, as indicated below for each trek. Enter the password exactly as it appears in print, including any capital letters but without spaces or punctuation. For example, the last sentence of page 26 reads "Who really understands the origins of all the winding paths along which we travel?" The password from page 26 would therefore be "travel" (without quotation marks).

Work in progress
GPS-uploadable maps are a unique feature of Trekking Peru, and we are proud of them. They remain a work in progress and we invite your comments and suggestions on how to improve them. Please contact us here.



MAP TABLE

Orientation maps
Map legend  |  Peru orientation map

Chapter maps
7 Chachapoyas  |  8 Cordillera Blanca  |  9 Central Highlands
10 Cuzco  |  11 Arequipa  |  12 Lake Titicaca and Cordillera Carbaya

Trekking maps
1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15
16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23  |  24  |  25  |  26  |  27  |  28  |  29  |  30




Map legend

PDF

Map Table

Peru orientation map

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 7
Chachapoyas

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 8
Cordillera Blanca

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 9
Central Highlands

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 10
Cusco

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 11
Arequipa

PDF

Map Table

Chapter 12
Lake Titicaca and Cordillera Carabaya

PDF

Map Table

Trek 1
Gocta
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 30
ESCALE maps
Amazonas (Bongara)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 2
Río Atuen Circuit
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 35
ESCALE maps
Amazonas (Chachapoyas)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 3
Willkawain to Aguak Cocha
WARNING  In 2017, after Trekking Peru had gone to press, muggings were reported along the trail to Aguak Cocha.
Inquire with iPeru in Huaraz before hiking this route.

Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 36
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Huaraz)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 4
Ishinca to Akilpo
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 45
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Carhuaz)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 5
Laguna Tishugyoc
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 47
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Huari)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 6
Huari to Chacas
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 48
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Huari)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Asunción)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 7
Chacas to Huari
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 48
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Asunción)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Carlos Fermín Fitzcarrald)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Huari)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 8
Marcajirca
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 54
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Huari)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 9
Alpamayo
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 56
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Huaylas)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Pomabamba)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 10
Pomabamba to Chacas
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 57
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Mariscal Luzuriaga)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Yungay)  2009  |  2017
Ancash (Asunción)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 11
Caraz to Yungay
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 59
ESCALE maps
Ancash (Yungay)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 12
Huasqui to Laguna Paca
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 63
ESCALE maps
Junín (Jauja)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 13
Llocllapampa to Huarochiri
Trekking maps

Map 1 PDF  |  Orux


Map 2 PDF  |  Orux
password for both maps =
final word on page 66
ESCALE maps
Junín (Jauja)  2009  |  2017
Lima (Huarochiri)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 14
Puzapaqcha waterfall
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 68
ESCALE maps
Ayacucho (Lucanas)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 15
Luichomarca Maquette
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 84
ESCALE maps
Ayacucho (Lucanas)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 16
Sondondo Circuit
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 82
ESCALE maps
Ayacucho (Lucanas)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 17
Cachiccata
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux not available
password = final word on page 97
ESCALE maps
Cusco (Urubamba)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 18
Huchuy Cusco
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 107
ESCALE maps
Cusco (Calca)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 19
Q'eswachaca
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 112
ESCALE maps
Cusco (Canas)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 20
Qoyllur Rit'i
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 117
ESCALE maps
Cusco (Quispicanchis)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 21
Vilcanota to Carabaya
Trekking maps

Map 1 PDF  |  Orux


Map 2 PDF  |  Orux
password for both maps =
final word on page 123
ESCALE maps
Cusco (Quispicanchis)  2009  |  2017
Cusco (Canchis)  2009  |  2017
Puno (Carabaya)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 22
Choquequirao to Huancacalle
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 134
ESCALE maps
Cusco (La Convención)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 23
Huancacalle to Machu Picchu
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 136
ESCALE maps
Cusco (La Convención)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 24
Cotahuasi Canyon
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 138
ESCALE maps
Arequipa (La Unión)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 25
Cotahuasi to Valley of the Volcanoes
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 139
ESCALE maps
Arequipa (La Unión)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 26
Valley of the Volcanoes to Colca
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 140
ESCALE maps
Arequipa (Caylloma 1)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 27
Puente Jipata to Moho
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 165
ESCALE maps
Puno (Moho)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 28
Moho to Tilali
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 167
ESCALE maps
Puno (Moho)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 29
Allin Capac Lakes
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 169
ESCALE maps
Puno (Carabaya)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

Trek 30
Carabaya Traverse
Trekking map

PDF  |  Orux
password = final word on page 175
ESCALE maps
Puno (Carabaya)  2009  |  2017

Map Table

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