The Boulder of Peru, that is how many people know Huaraz. The small town of Huaraz, in central Peru, is famous for it’s outdoor adventures, mainly trekking. Walking through the center you are surrounded by the beautiful snow peaked mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. The mountaintops for me, were like a landmark telling me where to go. Without them I would have gotten lost in Huaraz. Not that the town is so big and easy to get lost in. It’s more that I have a bad sense of direction. Most people travelling to Huaraz like the mountains for other reasons though. Mountaineers come here `en masse` to explore the Cordillera Blanca. The highest peak can be found at 6768 meters.