Huaraz Trekker Paradise Cordillera Blanca Huayhuash Peru is located in the central-northern part of the country at an altitude of 3’052 m (10’013ft.), some 420 km north of Lima. Huaraz sits in the agriculturally important Callejón de Huaylas valley, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, which includes Huascarán, the highest mountain in Peru at 6’768m. (22’204ft.). 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. It’s also a great place for the less adventurous who enjoy going for day walks and exploring the villages and their lively markets.
Due to its close proximity to the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash, two of the most famous mountain ranges in the world, Huaraz is regarded as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, where trekkers, backpackers and thrill seekers all around the globe congregate and use as a base to kick off outdoor expeditions and mountain explorations. Despite its importance and popularity as a trekking hub, Huaraz still manages to maintain a quiet, safe and relaxed atmosphere as compared to its bigger and more famous cousins, Lima and Cusco. Come to Huaraz Trekker Paradise Cordillera Blanca Huayhuash Peru
The first thing that strikes you on arrival in Huaraz is that it cannot exactly be called a pretty place, with most of the buildings built from concrete. This is because the town was completely rebuilt following a catastrophic earthquake in 1970 which flattened all but one street of buildings and killed half of the city’s population. However, Huaraz can provide all the facilities and infrastructure required by tourism. There are numerous hotels and hostals of varying kinds. Some are very basic, while some of the more expensive ones offer a luxurious mountain retreat.