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. The 2018 series is currently available. We used an earlier series of these maps extensively while researching Trekking Peru but we have not yet had the opportunity to use the 2018 maps in the field. We provide direct links, below, to those ESCALE maps which are mentioned in each trek description.