- Hiking / Trekking
Huaraz, in the Ancash Region of Peru, serves as the starting point for treks in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range and Huascarán National Park. Mancos, which lies around 50 kilometres away, is a smaller tourist centre that can also serve as a good base to start your trek from.
The Ancash Region contains Peru's highest summit, the 6,768-metre Nevado Husacarán in the Cordillera Blanca, a mountain range that carries the distinction of being the most tropical in the world and is home to around thirty summits over 6,000 metres high – a veritable paradise for hikers and trekkers.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Huascarán National Park contains a wealth of wonderful natural features such as lakes, glaciers, waterfalls and green, verdant valleys. A veritable climber's playground, it also has some beautiful trekking circuits to offer.
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