Huaraz is an impressive place located in the department of Ancash, is located at 3050msnm and has beautiful landscapes of snowy mountains and clear water lagoons.
The city is surrounded by the Cordilleras Blanca and Negra, forming the valley known as the Callejón de Huaylas, through the Santa river passes by.
Huaraz has a very varied geography, its climate is temperate, sunny in the day and cold at night. It has two marked seasons, the one of drought and the one of rains.
Historically it is known that in Huaraz in pre-Inca times villages were developed near the Quilca and Santa rivers. There also was developed the Chavin culture from which we have evidence. In the colony was a colonial town part of the Intendance of Tarma.
Currently, its main activities are agriculture, trade and tourism.
We will visit two of the most beautiful places in the Huascarán National Park: the Pastoruri snowy mountain that belonging to the Cordillera Blanca range, and the 7-color Pumapashimi lake, in an unforgettable experience with fascinating natural views of Lagunas, Andean villages, Andean flora and fauna.
The pre-Inca monument of Chavín de Huantar was developed specifically in Huari province of Ancash and represents the perfection of the art of construction of the ancient Peruvians. We will visit each one of its complex stone constructions, and we will be able to understand why it was declared patrimony of the humanity.
Huaraz, a charming touristic place that is recently gaining fame for its culture, the archaeological complex of Chavín de Huantar, and the alley of Huaylas. It has breathtaking landscapes, snowy mountains and extensive lagoons. We will visit its main temple and appreciate a panoramic view of the city from the viewpoint of Pinar.
The Llanganuco creek is part of the Huascarán National Park. It has 2 interlaced lagoons forming a glacier valley between the snowcapped Huascarán and Huandoy, surrounded by thick forests of totora and queñuales. It is a spectacular natural scenery that you can not miss. In this excursion we will also know the ancient city of Yungay that disappeared in an earthquake several years ago.