Rock climbing enthusiasts have chosen Puno department as a permanent place to pursue their sport. This department, which has many other attractions, is also considered to be the capital of Peruvian folkloric music. One of the most popular sites is the Stone Forest of Tinajani, in Ayaviri.
This megalithic complex is located 12 km (7 miles) south-east of Ayaviri, in the Tinjani community, at 4,059 masl (13,317 fasl). Gigantic rock formations attract groups of climbers seeking to conquer the most challenging heights in the forest of stones.