Huaraz is a famous “Mountaineering city” and is the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, (white mountain range). The City is dominated by the highest peak of Peru, the Huascarán and was many year well-know as the metropolis of trekkings and “andinismo” in Peru.
But now the region also offers Excursions for those who enjoy the panoramic beauty of its surroundings combined with short hikes and experiences with locals.
The Llanganuco Lake are situated in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru. They are located about 25 km north-east of Yungay town. The lakes are part of Huascarán National Park and are famous for their bright colors’ waters. According to the time of the day, the period of the year, the angle of the light, the water goes from the turquoise-green to the blue sky, almost electric blue.
Also a big higlight for nature and trek lovers is the Paron lagoon and El Pato canyon (daily full day excursions).
For visitors interested in history and archeology the city offers Chavín de Huántar citadel; an archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts originally constructed in the Peruvian Andes by the pre-Incan Chavín people around 900 B.C.E. The Chavín civilization is thought to be the earliest and most developed in Peru’s history, pre-dating the Inca by almost 2000 years. The remains contains an exciting subterranean section. It’s a unique place to visit, especially for travelers who are interested in the history and culture of Peru’s Central Highlands.