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.
Tours in Huaraz
We will visit the archeological site, Chavin de Huantar located in the district with the same name, 462 Km to the northeast of Lima in the “alley of Conchucos” in the eastern part of the “white mountain range”, it was ideal for the recollection and commerce of goods, it was also the capital of the …View details
75 Km. to the south of Huaraz in the route to Lima we will find one of the most impressive geologic formation in the region, it is located between Huaraz and Conococha: HatunMachay Stone forest at an altitude of 4200 meters above sea level or 13.772 feet above sea level, with an extension of …View details
You will appreciate the beautiful landscape and Andean mountain range, We will visit lovely towns located next to Santa river, as Carhuaz, San Pedro town , where you will try the delicious ice creams made of natural fruits , Yungay old city that disappeared in 1970 under an avalanche, today it is a cemetery.View details
Pastoruri is found in the White range, a mountain range that is part of the Western Peruvian Andes. Reaches 5.240 meters above sea level, the summit is covered with snow, the north hillside has the glacier with the same name, nevertheless now a day is melting rapidly due to climate change.View details
Extention: 35,826 km2
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.