Huaraz is situated between the mountain ranges Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra in the north-west of Peru and has an altitude of 3052 meters. After the 1970 earthquake, the city was rebuilt in American style. The streets are wide with concrete block boxes. That might not sound very charming, but Huaraz is definitely worth it! The city is an important starting point for trekking and adventure tours in the region. The town is perfect for the climbers, there are many climbing shops and many fellow hikers. Also, Huaraz is very well known for the Huarascán mountain, which is the highest mountain in the tropics at an altitude of 6,768 meters.
Transfer with private transport from Huaraz to Canrey Chico. Here we start our 4 hours trek to the camp Sacracancha 4080 meters.
This day we will start our walk towards the highest point of the hike: the Yanashallash pass at 4700 meters. From this point, we will have an impressive view on the Shongo Creek. Later we will continue to our camp site in Shongo (4088 m).
The last day, the walk will be very easy going towards the town of Jato where our transport will take us to Chavín. There we will visit the archaeological center and later return to Huaraz.
There are also longer treks starting from Huaraz. Contact us about more trekking options.