The city of Huaraz is the capital of Ancash region and it is located in the central area of Callejón de Huaylas, at 3,080 meters above sea level. It is the favorite place for those who practice adventure sports, andinism, mountain climbing, and people who defy the snowy peaks in the White Mountain Range.
The area has remarkable natural and cultural attractions like Llanganuco lagoon and Conococha lagoon; the impressive Cañon del Pato; the archaeological remains of Waullac, from pre Inca times; Huascarán National Park, home of important wild flora and fauna; Áncash archaeological museum, which showcases the most important stone sculptures from Recuay culture; Señor de la Soledad sanctuary, among others.
Warm and dry from May to September. Rainy season: October-April (Max. 24°C / 75.2°F - Min. 7°C / 44.6°F)
Alleys and snowy mountains; lagoons and green landscapes. At Huaraz, the white and black mountain ranges offer a unique show. At Callejon de Huaylas, the adventures start there. First go to Pastorruri, then visit Puyas Raymondi, the calm waters of Llanganuco lagoon, walk from Olleros to Chavín de Huantar, and discover Huascarán national park, Monterrey, Carhuaz or Yungay. Whether you want to practice adventure sports or just want to be around nature, Huaraz is the place to be.