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Huaraz and Huascaran

Huaraz and Huascaran

The region capital is Huaraz located in Callejón de Huaylas (Huaylas valley).

Between the years 1200 b. C. and 200 b. C. the Chavín people lived in this region. Leaving many fascinating archeological sites behind.

Huascaran National Park was created in 1975 with the purpose of preserving the wild animal and plant life, geological formations, archaeological sites, and beautiful scenery. UNESCO placed it on the Natural World Heritage List in 1985.

Inside the park you can find 296 lakes, 663 glaciers, many endangered animal species such as the spectacled bear, the Andean deer and the Andean condor. As well as a rich plant life with plants like the Puyas Raimondi (this flower is considered the biggest in the plant realm, and once it has blossomed, the plant dies), and the queñual trees in the Llanganuco Lakes.

ALTITUDE

Capital: Huaráz (3091 masl / 10.138 fasl)

Lowest point: 4 masl / 13 fasl (Chimbote)

Highest point: 3910 masl / 12.824 fasl (Shilla)

CLIMATE

The city of Huaráz 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.

HISTORICAL ATTRACTIONS

Las Aldas Archaeological Remains

Waullac Archaeological Remains

Willcahuain and Ichic Willcahuain Archaeological Remains

Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Complex

Chavin Archaeological Complex Exposition Hall

Pashash Archaeological Site

Recuay

Punkuri Archaeological Complex

NATURAL ATTRACTIONS

Huascaran National Park

Mount Huascaran

Chiquian

Chacas

Huayhuash Cordillera

Chancos Hot springs

Callejon de Huaylas, Hot springs with Monterrey.

Tortugas Beach

Churup Lake

Huarmey

Tuquillo Beach Resort

Tamborero Beach

Huaylas

Caraz

Lake Paron

Cañón Del Pato (Duck Canyon)

Mount Pastoruri

Yungay

Llanganuco Lakes

Guitarreros Cave

The Laguna Parón

Laguna Chinancocha (female lagoon) and Laguna Orconcocha (male lagoon)

CITY ATTRACTIONS

Mama Ashu Sanctuary

Carhuás

MUSEUMS

Museum of Chacas

Sechin Archaeological Site and the MaxUhle Site Museum

Ancash Archaeological Museum

Pashas-Cabana Zone Archaeological Museum

FAMOUS PEAKS IN CORILLERA BLANCA

Huascarán Sur 6,768 m (22,200 ft)

Huascarán Norte 6,655 m (21,830 ft)

Huandoy Norte 6,395 m (20,980 ft)

Nevado Huantsan 6,395 m (20,980 ft)

Chopicalqui 6,354 m (20,850 ft)

Copa 6,188 m (20,300 ft)

Hualcan 6,122 m (20,090 ft)

Chacraraju 6,112 m (20,050 ft)

Artesonraju 5,999 m (19,680 ft)

Alpamayo 5,947 m (19,510 ft)

Nevado Pisco 5,752 m (18,870 ft)