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Huaraz - Perú - Milla Turismo

Foto: Paolo López

Huaraz is the restless capital of this Andean adventure kingdom and its rooftops command exhaustive panoramas of the city’s dominion: one of the most impressive mountain ranges in the world.

 The peaks of the region have for many decades been the testing grounds for mountain climbers anticipating future expeditions into the Himalayas. Huaraz is a popular base for expeditions into the Cordillera Blanca and the Huayhuash south of the “Callejon del Huaylas”.

Huascarán National Park is a popular destination for tourists.

In the streets surrounding the farmers’ market, the paraditas (street markets) of local sellers offer craft products such as ponchos, alpaca textiles (carpets, sweaters, etc.); jewelry made of locally-mined tin, copper, and silver; cuarteados (a typical dessert from the nearby town of Caraz made by mixing “manjar blanco” and fruit cake); boxes of manjarblanco, butter, cheese, honey, smoked and salty hams, jerky (Quechua charqui), etc.

Huaraz is known as the ‘Switzerland of the South’ because of its beautiful peaks that are visible from the city centre. IS the capital of Ancash is the largest city in the Callejón, located at 3000 m above sea level. In the valley north of Huaraz are the cities towns of Carhuaz, Yungay (the site of a major earthquake and landslide in 1970 that buried the town and killed over 20,000 people), and Caraz, which is considered the last city in the valley.


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General information

Extention: 35,826 km2

Capital: Huaraz

Population: 1’014,218 inhabitants

Altitud: 3,100 m.a.s.l

Weather: The climate in the valley is subtropical and dry. The rainy season lasts from October to April, during which time it can rain nearly every afternoon. The yearly average temperature is 16.6°C in the daytime and 12.6°C at night.