The Lomas de Lachay (Lachay Hills) is a national
reserve in the desert foothills of Huaura Province in Lima region of Peru. The
reserve is located 105 kilometres (65 mi) north from the capital Lima and
features a unique mist-fed ecosystem of wild plant and animal species. It
expands across an area of 5,070 hectares (12,500 acres).
The hills are a result of a combination of coastal climate
factors, and subject to a peculiar geography called the Yungas. They originate
from the primary spurring of the Andes, a location where they contact the