Revash Mausoleo de los Chachapoyas

Revash Mausoleo de los Chachapoyas

Revash Mausoleo de los Chachapoyas

Revash Mausoleo de los Chachapoyas
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Ruomwald
Strasbourg20 contributions
Friends
We had a private taxi from Leymebamba to the beginning of the path (1h), then a 2h-hike up to Revash. You can go up there and walk along the little houses, but don't go over the 2nd house, it's too dangerous and an American tourist died years ago after falling down...
Then 1h-hike down and the taxi came back to take us to the Leymebamba museum. Price of the taxi was 90 S, and it was arranged by the boss of La Casona de Leymebamba, a very nice place I recommend (115 S the double room, breakfast included, very kind and helpful people).
Written September 11, 2012
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Bibistravels
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Solo
A friend and I went to Revash alone. Got a 10 am bus to Santo Thomas but asked to go down at Revash. The path was well indicated. Count an hour and a half to two hours up, 40 minutes down and then a 6 km (downhill) walk to Yerbabuena where we caught the combi to Leymebamba. We stayed there and did the museum the next morning before returning. Totally worth it !
Written December 1, 2014
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Travelwithnise
Orlando, Florida893 contributions
Couples
The Museum
Nice modern with a number of amazingly preserved textiles, but the most interesting part is the more than 200 mummies that have been recovered from the burial sites.

Plan on spending a good couple of hours in the museum.

The chullpas ruins should book in advance with a guide, and if you need to hire a horse have them call ahead so you will have one waiting.

My husband & I enjoyed seeing this interesting series of chullpas, or stone tomb chambers, nestled in the limestone cliffs overlooking the Utcubamba River, and being the only tourist visiting that day made it even more enjoyable.

It's a very steep hike up, and I we had been hiking for the last 3 days I chose to take the horse and ride up. Hubby has bad knees so this was the only option. I am so glad that we did even though my horse did not get the memo that it was his day to work. He kept stopping to eat what ever he could find along the way, but my husbands horse was eager to stay on track. I have to tell you a couple of times the horses did slip and back slide a bit as there are many loose rocks as you climb.

The horses make it possible for anyone who is not in peak condition or has physical problems to get to this lovely spot. If you have wanted to get off the beaten path, but afraid you can't do it because of physical limitation, it won't be a problem here if you take the horse. You also will be stimulating the local economy by providing work for a tour guide, and local guide with his horse.

If you do hike from my prior experience in Peru this trail will require some conditioning. You are hiking at a higher altitude, so it can be quite strenuous. You will gain (don't quote me) something like 1,500 feet during your hike so make sure to bring plenty of water with you and a snack. Our guide wore hiking boots, but the horse's guide wore loafers, and barely broke a sweat. He also did not speak English, so an English speaking tour guide might be advisable as well.
Written September 21, 2013
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James W Felter
Quito, Ecuador120 contributions
Solo
From paved road to dirt road, from a stone path to dirt trail (2km one way) - and all the while a breathtaking landscape - Hiking boots and walking stick proved useful, didn't need the raincoat - but advise taking one, along with a camera with a telephoto lens. The highlight of course was arriving at the lookout point for the Mausoleos (only one of many in the area, but the only one accessible to tourists). I recommend a backpack with water, snacks and a sweater and scarf, along with a hat for the sun - temperature and weather can change quickly from hot to cold. I would not recommend going without a guide.
Written January 14, 2018
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Svetlana V
Chachapoyas, Peru27 contributions
Couples
They not always tell you this at the travel agencies - visiting Revash means climbing 4.5 km and then coming back on a partially muddy and very slippery road - so be sure to wear your hiking boots and maybe even take walking sticks. The hike is very beautiful though, as well as the mausoleums, so overall it was a great place to visit.
Written June 22, 2015
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georgios a
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We loved the sight. Supposedly you can't access it from too close, but our local guide had the keys to the padlock and let us go so close we could have touched it. The village we started the trek from (San Bartolo) was awesome, not a hint of tourism infrastructure, not a single person selling a souvenir, plus people were all dressed up traditionally. Perhaps the biggest highlight of the visit were the awesome views of the incredible nature.
Written June 9, 2017
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123Familytraveller
Brisbane, Australia157 contributions
Family
The mausoleums of Revash are very much worth a visit and this is not as difficult a hike as suggested in some of the other reviews, if you know where you are going. You don't need horses.

We visited this area with Rob Dover of Vilaya Tours, which made the visit so much more interesting because he is so well-informed about the region and its history. Also, it meant we could do the hike as a through-hike and we knew where we were going when we came to the various forks in the track (which are unsigned).

This site is actually significantly closer to Leymebamba than Chachapoyas. We stayed overnight in Leymebamba the previous night (at Kentitambo) and they provided us with a delicious packed lunch for our hike. There are several entry points for the hike. We started from the little village of Revash, which is located at a higher elevation than the mausoleums, so that we were hiking downhill most of the way. There is an office where hikers are supposed to sign-in, located in the village.

It is no more than 20 minutes' hike from the village to the mausoleums. There are steep drop-offs on the right-hand side of the track, walking from the village to the mausoleums. This could be unsafe in very wet conditions but it is perfectly ok in dry conditions. I wouldn't recommend taking small children on the hike. It is more suited to older children and teenagers who can be trusted not to run on the steep sections.

It is not recommended to go too close to the mausoleums. You can see where hikers have damaged the mausoleums by brushing up too close to them. Also, there are better views for photographs further back, particularly if you bring a telephoto lens.

When we visited, it was a beautiful fine day with great views across the valley, so the whole hike was a pleasure. We did not see one other person on the whole hike, so it is a bit different from other ancient sites in Peru.

From the mausoleums, we continued hiking downhill to an exit point located on the road. It was probably only about 30 minutes downhill for a reasonably sure-footed hiker, although we were a bit slower at the end because one of us had a sore foot and had to hop the last 100m or so!

A visit to Revash can be combined with seeing the wonderful museum at Leymebamba, watching the hummingbirds at Kenticafe, and seeing the lovely river valley. It was a great day.
Written August 7, 2016
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Diver-Hiker
Arkansas, USA234 contributions
Couples
Took horses up to the best view of the site (actually, the horses were led by their owners, the first time I've been on horseback where I was not actually 'driving'). Felt sort of like cheating since the family of owners (there were 3 of us including our guide) walked the horses up. The terrain is steep, and slippery in spots. We hiked up the last 50 yards or so for a closer look. The ruins are very interesting, and surprisingly we did not see any other humans on this trek, as it seems off the beaten path. Highly recommend this historical place.
Written October 19, 2014
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Toni_Fish
Hobart, Australia11 contributions
Friends
Being able to hike right up to the Chachapoyan mausoleums is extraordinary, and the views are spectacular. The down side is that, since the site in unmanaged, disrespectful visitors have damaged the site and left rubbish along the trails. If you visit, please treat Revash with the respect it deserves.
Written October 5, 2014
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Roger E
Santa Cruz, CA124 contributions
Solo
There are two ways to access this fascinating Chachapoya mausoleum burial site dating from the 14th century. I hired a car and driver from Leymebamba to arrive at the village of San Bartolo. From there, a moderate 4 kilometer hike gets you close to a place to view the site. Another short and scary walk takes you right up to the chullpas if you wish. Take trekking poles and a picnic lunch. There is no infrastructure. Well worth the effort.
Written July 18, 2014
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