Huascaran, Huascaran National Park

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#1 of 24 in Parks in Ancash Region
Huascaran represents a large national park known for its high-peaked mountain ranges and mountaineering opportunities. The park earned its World Heritage Site ranking thanks in large part to being home to Cordillera Blanca, the world’s tallest tropical mountains. This Peruvian paradise boasts 340,000 hectares (840,158 acres) to explore, and is home to a diverse range of wildlife, such as spectacled bears and Andean condors. Visitors come here to take advantage of the many trekking routes, which tend to be less busy than other spots and still home to indigenous communities. For hard-core outdoor adventurers, the mountains provide a real challenge. Rising from 3,500 m to 6,768 m (11,483 ft to 22,205 ft), the peaks are perennially snow-capped and tantalizing to experienced climbers and mountaineers. To visit Huascaran and get the most from your holiday in Huascaran National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Huascaran National Park tour planner.
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  • August 2, 2017
    We stayed at the Lazy Dog Inn and did this hike right out the front door. Once you reach the entrance to the park, you must "hop over" a short fence. There are sometimes locals there asking you to pay...  more »
  • July 25, 2017
    I had always wanted to visit Huaraz, and because it is true, the snow is not the same that about 6 years ago, when the people rose in the snow, playing, etc. But it still retains its imposing presence. I fell in love with the landscapes and the feeling that feels when you arrive, despite feeling the altitude sickness, so I recommend buying sorochipil, because I chew coca, took Matt and did not work me is magical. If you don't have much resistance to walks in height, you can climb on horses that take you and you come to the snow. It is beautiful, from the Lakes, super sky cleared to the same snow. 10 POINTS!
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  • May 29, 2017
    The most recommended trekking in the area, connected with the landscape and the people an unforgettable experience.
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