The Alto Cañete Cochas Pachacayo Reserved Zone was established on January 4, 1999 through (D.S.) N 001-99-AG. It is located in the departments of Lima (Province of Yauyos) and Junin (Province of Jauja) and has a surface of 176 000 hectares.
Region of beautiful lakes such as the Paucarocha, Moyococha, Yatamo and Huascocha, is home of the Queñual plant (Polylepis sp.)
Main goals of the Alto Cañete Pachacayo Reserved Zone is to preserve the good quallity of the water of the river, to protect the lakes in the area and preserve the local wild flora and fauna; and finally to promote the tourism which in the last 5 years has become one of the most important activities in the area.