Tourist Information

Huaraz - Ancash

Thanks to its network of roads, the department of Ancash offers the possibility of visiting diversity of ecological floors, landscapes with amazing landscapes as it ascends from the coast to the mountains with impressive mountains and snowy peaks of more than 6000 m, where adventure sports such as mountaineering, rock climbing, paragliding and skiing are everyday in season. Can also practice canoeing, hang gliding, paragliding with beautiful lakes and lagoons of vehicular access or in a beautiful walk, having among its main attractions the snowy Huascarán (6768 m s.n.m.) and the snowy Alpamayo chosen the "most beautiful mountain in the world."
Huaraz, the Cordillera Blanca and all its attractions are the perfect destination and incentive for your trip with a variety of activities and also find an exquisite Peruvian food.
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Trekking Cordillera Blanca

  • Lagoon of Llanganuco: (3800 ms s.n.m.) to 25 km. to the northeast of Yungay, this lagoon formed by the Chinancocha and Orconcocha lagoon, located within the National Park of Huascarán, is born from the melting of several snow-covered mountains around it, characterized by its turquoise green color, dense forests of Quenuales.
  • Laguna de Churup: near Huaraz, at the foot of the Nevado Churup is known as "the lagoon of 7 colors" easily accessible while viewing the panoramic views of the gorges and mountain range as well as the city of Huaraz, with beautiful waterfalls.
  • Nevado Pastorruri: 70 km. to the south of Huaraz, with the Patococha lagoon, Puyas Raymondi and the Pumapashimi water eye in the distance, it has a height of 5240 m s.n.m. easy access, you can practice ski - snowboarding.
  • Parón Lagoon: Easy walk, perfect to be acclimatized, with a spectacular view of the big rocks of the Paron valley, in the base of the snowy Pyramid Garcilazo (5885 msm) with an attractiveness at the end of the lagoon with the snowy Artesonraju (6025 msm).
  • Lake 69: One of the most beautiful lagoons of the Cordillera Blanca located in the base of the snowy Chacraraju (6112 msm) and the snowy Pisco (5800 msm), leaving from the graveyard in the Yungay town, city who disappeared a cause of the alluvium in 1970, wich was one of the earthquake’s consequence in the same year. In this journey it’s easy to enjoy the valley and the Llanganuco Lake, the snowy Huascarán, Huandoy, Chopicalqui and Yanapaccha, where this lagoon is appreciated by its turquoise green color.

Gastronomía

  • Spicy guinea pig: cooked on wood and seasoned with red or yellow pepper.
  • Cuchicanca: suckling pig in vinegar and baked, served with boiled potatoes and mote (dry boiled corn).
  • Tamales: corn dough filled with meat wrapped in achira leaf.
  • Charqui: dried pork meat.
  • Llunca de gallina: broth or chicken soup with wheat.
  • Pecan broth: lamb head broth with tripe.
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Floklore

  • They include Konkon, Pashas, ​​Wanka dance, Shacshas, ​​Sarao, etc. there are genres that accompany the dances highlighting the Huayno, Pasacalle, Valses and Yaraví.

Handicraft

  • It highlights the making of typical costumes and woolen blankets with special designs that indicate the place of origin, the embroidery of skirts characterizing each province, the manufacture of ceramic candles (Taricá) wrought iron and leather embossing.

Atractivos Turísticos

  • Archaeological remains of Waullac: dates from the pre-Inca period, belongs to the Wari period, it is believed that it has been a place of funerary use composed of 5 stone structures that resemble small niches.
  • Sanctuary of the Lord of Solitude: keeps the image of the Lord of Solitude, patron saint of Huaraz whose image dates from the sixteenth century.
  • Archaeological remains of Willcahuain or Ichic Willcahuain: Wari architecture (700 - 1100 a.d.C.) characterized its buildings by an internal network of galleries located 7 km. of Huaraz. There are other snows from that area.
  • Chancos thermal baths: located in the Province of Carhuaz, 35 km. of Huaraz northward, reach temperatures of up to 74ºc with thermo-medicinal properties, there are caves - saunas and pools.
  • Cañon del Pato: north of Huaraz, is the place where the Cordilleras Negra and Blanca are closer to each other, has almost 1000 m. In depth, the Cañón del Pato hydroelectric power station is located.
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  • Chavín de Huantar: Province of Huari, located 109 km. of Huaraz, built 1200 a.c. discovered in 1919, it is a World Cultural Heritage conformed by ceremonial precincts and pyramids with huge stone blocks. The temple consists of several underground galleries also characterized by their heads nails and the Lanzon, stone of 4.52 m. tall, carved with feline motifs, birds and snakes.
  • Sanctuary of Mama Ashu: located in Chacas, province of Asunción, built in 1587, characterized by its 2 bell towers, carved gate, as well as its cheers and armchairs inside which is the image of the Virgin.
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Huaraz - Perú

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