The Cordillera Blanca
Located northeast of Lima, Huaraz is about an eight-hour bus ride away and is ideal for those who love hiking and beautiful mountain scenery. In the Cordillera Blanca, as this mountain region is called and which is part of the Andes, one can find several mountains with peaks above 6000 meters, 663 glaciers and 269 mountain lakes.
Because most tourists come for the beautiful nature and to do short day trips or multi-day treks, it is important to know at what time of the year one can best come. The best period is from May to September, which is the dry period and when one has the greatest chance to see the beautiful white mountain peaks against a blue cloudless sky. From November to February is the rainy period and one must therefore take into account rain but also muddy paths and days with a lot of clouds so that one will usually not see the higher mountain peaks.
There are many opportunities to do multi-day treks but also one-day shorter excursions and short treks for those who do not have much time or are less sporty. In Huaraz and the Cordillera Blanca there is something for everyone who loves nature, but good planning in advance is definitely recommended.
TOUR LAGUNA PARON
This is a day trip where you drive to the lake (4170 m.). On site you can walk to the viewpoint in 45 minutes.
LAGUNA 69 TREK (1D)
Short trek to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the world. Three hours of climbing and two hours of descending. Located at 4500 m.
Pastoruri is a glacier at 5250 meters altitude and easy to reach via the landscaped paths.
WILCACOCHA TREK (1D)
This short and relatively easy trek of two hours of climbing and two hours of descent is ideal for acclimatizing (3750 m.)
SANTA CRUZ TREK (4D)
Hike in 4 days between snowy peaks and along clear blue lakes. The most famous trek in the Huaraz region.
TOUR LAGUNA LLAGANUCO
This is a day trip where you drive to the lake (3850 m). You can rent horses or sail on the lake with a boat.
RAJUCOLTA TREK (1D)
Short trek of two and a half hours of climbing and an hour and a half of descending. Located at 4270 m. and is one of the less visited lakes.
HUAYHUASH TREK (10D)
The Huayhuash Circuit is one of the most beautiful treks in the world and can last from 3 to 18 days. Our advice is this 10-day variant.