Mountains, places to stay and eat, sports and recreational opportunities, photos and maps for Huaraz and the Parque Nacrional Huascaran.
"Ancash es un departamento de contrastes, tiene el Huascaran, primera cumbre del Perú y segunda de America que alcanza los 6768 msnm, se encuentra la fosa de Chimbote con 6263 metros de profundidad, es atravesado por dos cordilleras, en el lado occidental la cordillera negra y y en el lado oriental la cordillera blanca."
Attractions, climinbing, photos, maps, descriptions and more for theCordillera Blanca, Huayhuash, Peruvian Andes, and Callejon de Huaylas in Peru.
Page with blogs, festivals and community activities in the city named for Francisco Bolognesi Cervantes, a military hero of the War of the Pacific.
Images from the central Andes, the Cordillera Blanca of Peru, and in and around the town of Huaraz.
"Cordillera Blanca Climbing is an Adventure Travel Company located in the Cordillera Blanca Huaraz, specialized to organize Trekking, Climbing, Horse Riding and Mountain Bike in the Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash, Cusco, Arequipa and Puno and other areas of Peru."
"Huaraz is Located in the North site of Lima City to 400 KM of distance, Huaraz is the Capital of Ancash Department at (3100masl) and has an area of 35,029 KM2 and 150,125 habitants,there you can visit some atractives turistics such as: Chavin de Huantar ruins, Llanganuco Lake, Pastoruri glacier, 69 Lake, etc."
"How to get, What to see and do, Info about Peru, Flora and Fauna of Huayhuash, some services, Visitor info, Suggested itineraries, Parties and activies of the Comunities around the Cordillera Huayhuash, and all the support in Guiding, Accommodation, Transport, maps, trekking and mountaineering logistics."
Photos of the Cordillera Huayhuash region plus trekking and climbing tips and links to more photos and descriptions of Peru.
"Huaraz is the epicenter of climbing in the Peruvian Andes. This mountaineering city is the heart and soul of the Cordillera Blanca, or white mountain range, the greatest concentration of high peaks in all of the Andes. This article details a climb in the Ishinca valley range over a span of five days."
"A climber's natural intoxicant, the Andes of Peru are the highest, most glaciated tropical mountains in the world. The famed Cordillera Blanca (white range), contains stunning climbs proudly cherished by the mountaineering community."
Click on a hotel for information. This city of roughly 75,000 inhabitants is located 3,091 meters above sea level in the Callejon de Huaylas. Huaraz is mostly sunny and dry during the daytime and cold at night, with rainfalls December thru April. Mountain climbers from all over the world relish visiting Huaraz.
Photos and text of a bike trip.
Description, attractions, lodgings, getting there, restaurants and tours.
3 days and 2 nights from Lima to Huaraz to tour Callejón de Huaylas and the Chavin de Huantar.
"The Valley of Callejon de Huaylas is one of the best places in South America to enjoy superb mountain scenery and plenty of outdoor activities such as trekking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, skiing and rafting."
Brief notes about the city and recommended tours in the area, including the trip to Lagunas Llanhanuco, and for longer hikes, the scenic four or five day Llanhanuco to Santa Cruz.
Description of the Cordillera Blanca, Nacional Huascarán, Huaraz and other towns, trekking opportunities and tour descriptions.
Photos, sports, tours, places to stay and eat, trekking, Cordillera Blanca, mountaineering and related resources.
"The Peruvian Andes contain some of the most beautiful and spectacular mountains in the world. Their generous covering of snow and ice is warmed by the tropical sun to produce photogenic ridges, cornices and flutings, making the mountains unique and appealing. Their highest is Huascaran."
"Huascarán is the highest mountain in Peru, and the fifth highest in South America. Its two extinct volcanic summits (the lower north peak is 21,830 ft.) are separated by a huge deep saddle, upon which a hut now sits. The mountain is both high and massive, its huge flanks covered in steep, broken glaciers."
Mountaineering, sightseeing, attractions, maps and cultural resources for Huaraz and the Callejon de Huaylas, the Cordillera Blanca, and the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Maps show trekking and climbing routes. Links to regional information include climate, flora and fauna, earthquakes and landslides, photos and details about the mountains of peru.
Including Yungay-Huaraz (Llanganuco, Huascaran, Carhuaz, Chacas, Laguna Llaca, Laguna Churup)
"Huascaran is the tallest mountain of Cordillera Blanca of Peru, and gives the National Park Name. Is the highest tropical mountainous in the Earth. Huascarán offers innumerable routes of ascent by the most varied ways of ice, rock and snow."
"The spectacular wilderness of the Parque Nacional Huascarán includes Peru’s tallest peak, Huascarán, and every bit of the Cordillera Blanca above 4,000 meters (except for Nevado Champará at the extreme northern end)."
"Established in July 1975, the spectacular Parque Nacional Huascarán is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and part of the World Heritage Trust. This area of intense natural beauty is located in the Ancash region near Huaraz."
"Peru's Cordillera Blanca offers some of the most challenging and scenic routes in the entire country! These mountain biking adventures go along valleys, flanked by the imposing peaks of Nevado Huascarán, Chopicalqui, Chacraraju, Ulta, Huandoy among others. You will experience the numerous trails and dirt roads that wind through the range, passing over 4,950 meters (15,150ft)."
"The best known site to fly is "Cerro Pan de Azúcar, (Yungay) at 80 Km. from the city of Huaráz. The flight is a hermodynamic one since the thermals in this zone are generally found broken. But if you reach the top of the mountains (4300 m.o.s.l.) you'll find strong thermals and will let you reach the city of Huaraz in an incredible tough back wind cross country."
"Ancash, cradle of the ancient Peruvian culture. It is located in the North-western part of Peru. It comprises a coastal strip as well as the Andean mountain range, including National Park Huascaran, considered the highest snow-capped mountain of Peru."
"Photos from the spectacular bus ride through the Cañon del Pato from the coast up to Huaraz, high up in the Cordillera Blanca, central Peru."