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Cordillera Blanca, Huaraz


One of the most beautiful landscapes of the Peruvian highland belongs to the mountain chain of «Cordillera Blanca». It is often compared to the Swiss Alpes and is known as «the Peruvian Switzerland». Here are located the most famous Puya raimondi peaks in Perú, like Huascaran, the highest mountain, Alpamayo, worldwide admired by its beauty, the Huandoy peaks, Chacraraju, Chopicalqui, Pisco, Taulliraju and more. Actually a paradise for climbers and trekking lovers.

Between Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra lies the Callejón de Huaylas. Huaraz is located in this valley and as the main city of the region it is many times the starting point for the trips. On the west side of the Cordillera Blanca lies the Callejón de Conchucos, that is very attractive for many visitors.

Hauraz has beyond its very beautiful natural destinations an archeological treasure left by an antique culture before the time of the Incas. The ruins of Chavín de Huantar show some expressions of this culture.

Trip option in Huaraz:

Lake Porron in the «Cordillera Blanca»

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Huaraz and excursions in the outskirts

3 or 4 days

Trip through the Callejón de Huaylas, Llanganuco lake, Pastoruri glacier, thermal baths of Monterrey, ruins of Chavin de Huantar. The trip starts in Lima.

White mountains

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Trekking to Chavin

3 days / 2 nights

Trekking on the Cordillera Blanca through the Yanashallash Hapay pass (4700 m) having lamas as porters ending the trek in the ruins of Chavín de Huantar. The landscapes are beautiful, it is an opportunity to observe local traditions.

White mountains

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Santa Cruz–Llanganuco

4 or 5 days

Trekking through the Santa Cruz valley, Punta Union pass (4750 m), Colcabamba, route to Portachuelo (4767 m) and reaching the Llanganuco lake. This is the classic trekking tour in the Cordillera Blanca, in which you can enjoy the beautiful view to the most important peaks of the Cordillera Blanca.

Find more tours including Arequipa in Roundtrips.