Torre Torre

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Torre Torre information

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The eroded geological formations known as Torre Torre (torre means ‘tower’ and some of the outcrops here are thus shaped) lie 2km further up in the hills beyond Cerro de la Libertad. There is a sign and a fairly obvious path. To make a longer route, continue along the ridge keeping Huancayo to your left (west). You’ll eventually come to another rock formation, known as Corona del Fraile (crown of the monk, or monk’s head), a round-topped rock surrounded by a crown of eucalyptus trees, below which are several waterfalls. You can return to Huancayo from this end of the ridge. While safe enough during daylight hours, look out for packs of stray dogs, particularly in the houses below Torre Torre.