|Peru Amazing Adventures: Superb Adventure Holidays 2016
Protected Natural Areas.
Huascaran National Park Trekking, Climbing and Biking.
The Huascarán National Park is a Natural Heritage to Humanity, due to the exceptional beauty of the Cordillera Blanca, the intense turquoise lagoons formed by glaciers, and the large variety of Andean flora and fauna.
Tours of Huascaran National Park will introduce you to the highest tropical peaks in the world, including Huascaran, the tallest in Peru standing 6,768 meters (22,205 feet) above sea level. The area is a paradise for fans of mountain sports and lovers of nature tourism.
In 1985 it was placed on the World Heritage list.
The Huascarán National Park (PNH) located in Áncash department, is the highest tropical mountain range in the world, stretching over 340,000 hectares (840,159 acres). It is also one of the areas with the greatest biological and cultural diversity in Peru. The Park was created in 1975 and declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1977. In 1985, it was included on the UNESCO Natural Heritage of Humanity list.
The park holds close to 660 glaciers and 300 lagoons formed by glaciers. It also boasts exceptional hydrological potential thanks to snowy peaks that feed the the Santa, Marañón and Pativilca river basin. The park is home of the highest mountain in Peru: Huascarán, at 6,768 meters (22,205 feet) above sea level, and Alpamayo, which stands at 5,947 meters (19,511 feet) above sea level. There are also other snow-capped peaks measuring between 5,000 - 6,768 meters (16,404 - 22,205 feet) above sea level attracting mountain climbers from all over the world who come in search of their summits and trekking paths. The park boasts close to 25 walking trails and 125 climbing paths, with different levels of difficulty.
The unspoiled natural landscape is dramatic and the ecosystems in the park are thriving. Visiting and exploring PNH is a journey through the history of Peru that offers visitors the opportunity to experience powerful landscapes.
Some of the most-visited and easily accessible attractions within the park are the Llanganuco Lagoons (Chinancocha and Orconcocha), located at the foot of Huascarán. Their turquoise colorr and Queñua woods create a unique setting. Tourists can also visit the Querococha, Parón and Purhuay lagoons, among others.
Alpamayo | Quitaraju | Artesonraju | Huascaran | Chopicalqui | Tocllaraju | Ranrapalca | Palcaraju.
Urus | Ishinca | Pisco | Vallunaraju | Maparaju | Andavite | Mateo.
Cedros Alpamayo trek | Santa Cruz trek | Quillcayhuanca Cojup trek | Rajucolta Shallap trek | Oleros Carhuascancha Chavin trek | Olleros Chavin trek | Cordillera Negra trek.
Acclimatization Day hikes:
Wilcacocha | Quebrada llaca | Laguna Churup | Laguna 69 | Quebrada llanganuco | Punta olimpica | Laguna Paron | Quebrada Shallap | Quebrada Rajucolta | Nevado Pastoruri.
To the southeast of Huaraz, in the Callejon de Konchukos and at 3810 meters (12,500 feet) is the Archaeological Complex of Chavin de Huantar, which consists of temples, tunnels, stone building and plazas. This site was the most important ceremonial center of the ancient Chavin Culture and was built around 1200 B.C. In one of the tunnels of the temple is the Lanzon, an impressive and fierce-looking mystical figure 4, 53 meters tall (14.88 feet) and carved in the shape of a giant arrowhead.
The Cordillera Huayhuash lies at the extreme south of the Cordillera Blanca, on the border with the Huánuco region. Lake Conococha is the source of the Santa River, and the range includes Mt.Yerupaja (6,634 meters/ 21,766 feet), the country’s second highest peak and the most difficult to climb. The area’s most impressive and demanding trekking route begins at the village of Llamac 3,400 meters.