Canta is one of the most attractive and visited destinations of the Lima highlands for those seeking outdoor recreation, permanent sunshine and mild climate. The Widow Mountain Range is located in the Central Andes of Peru in the province of Canta, about 100 kilometers northeast of Lima. The Mountain Range is approximately 50 kilometers long and consists of a series of partially snow-capped peaks that reach up 5500 meters in altitude.
The beautiful journey starts in the town of Canta and the trekking trail lasts two hours of moderate climbing until you reach 4500 meters. On the way, you will find several crystalline lagoons ranging in various colors, hence their names, Laguna de Siete Colores, Azulcocha, Verdecocha, and Blue Lagoon waters Chunchun, which gives rise to the Chillon River.
How to get there?
In order to get to Canta, take the buses that go to Comas and Carabayllo. These buses are easily recognized, as all of them have a sign reading "Km 22". Get off at the police station Trapiche Police Station and search for the tourisim groups that take you to Canta for S/.12 soles. The trip to Canta from Lima lasts approximately 2 hours. Once in Canta, take one of the many vehicles that take you to the mountain range.