Huaraz is known as the ‘Switzerland of the South’ because of its beautiful peaks that are visible from the city centre.
Huaraz is in north-central Peru, about 420 km north of Lima, and at an altitude of 3,052 meters (10,013 ft). It is the largest population center in the agriculturally important Callejón de Huaylas valley. The Callejón (in Spanish roughly meaning large valley or corridor) is a north-south valley bounded on the east by the Cordillera Blanca (permanent white snowcaps and glaciers) and on the west by the Cordillera Negra (no permanent snowcapped peaks or glaciers, hence black).
Throughout the entire department, you can see the most spectacular snow covered mountains, among them Mount Huascaran (6,768 ma.s.l.), the tallest peak in Peru. In addition, there are hot springs and spectacular lakes as those of Llanganuco; in all, it is an area perfect for adventure sports like white water rafting, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and trekking.
The Huascaran National Park, placed on the World Natural Heritage List by UNESCO, guards wildlife species in its beautiful surroundings like condors, vicuñas, deer, pumas, Andean foxes, and viscachas
The city of Huaraz has dry and moderate weather with an average maximum temperature of 24ºC (75ºF) and minimum of 7ºC (44ºF).
The rainy season starts in October and ends in March.
Below our selection of Huaraz travel packages, please make a choice
VALLUNARAJU 3 DAYS
|3 days / 2 nights||Contact us for more info||
Vallanuraju is a glacier 5675 meter over sea level, from its summit is
possible have a wonderful view of the other glacier of the Cordillera
Blanca (white range).
|3 Days / 2 Nights||Contact us for more info||This is
one of easier tops more beautiful mountains in the Cordillera Blanca,
because once its top can appreciate the wonderful glaciers like
Huascarán, Huandoy, Artesonraju, we used the clime to this mountain for
acclimatisation. Not is technical
|4 Days / 3 Nights||Contact us for more info||
Llanganuco Lagoon And callejon de Huaylas – To Chavin de Huantar –
Pastoturi – Puya Raymondi – Archeological Museum Of Ancash
|6 Days / 5 Nights||Contact us for more info||Huaraz- Yurac Corral -Broken Morocha – Broken Paria – Step Punta Union -Taullipampa
– Alpamayo – Llama Corral – Cashapampa
|10 days / 9 nights||Contact us for more info||
Huaraz – Chiquian – Matacancha – Cacananpunta – Mitucocha – Carhuac Collado –
Huayhuash- Collado Of Portachuelo – Lahuna Viconga – Collado Of Cuyoc –