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Perú general information

Peru is a vast country, with an area of 1,285,216 km2, and contains some of the most varied geography in South America, comprising three distinct regions: the dry coastal desert, the mountainous Andean highlands and the verdant Amazon Basin. The capital city is Lima, located 12º south of the equator on the Pacific coast.

The vibrant mountain town of Huaraz

Huaraz, 8 hours bus ride from Lima, is the main destination for visitors to the Callejon de Huaylas due to its central location and excellent facilities for travelers. The setting of the city, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca, is spectacular. You can see more than 20 snow-capped peaks over 5000 meters, of which the mos…

Cordillera Blanca

The main reason for visiting Huaraz, however, is to travel into the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Huayhuash. All treks and climbing trips are distributed between these two mountain ranges.
The cordillera Blanca is packed with crystal-clear lakes, breathtaking mountains and, because it’s off the beaten track, it has remained remarkably unspoiled…

Cordillera Huayhuash

Those of you who want a Peruvian holiday which really gets out, this is the real deal! The Cordillera Huayhuash in Peru is probably the best thing that hiking in Peru has to offer. The Huayhuash had a rather wild reputation until recently and so it is still comparatively unexplored which is great if you like your stunning mountain views to yourself!…