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Central Peruvian Andes Things to See and Do

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Spend the day ice climbing. Or if speed is more appealing, excite your heart with a challenging day of mountain biking. Take a break with an introspective tour of area ruins. Finally, end the day recounting your adventures with a relaxing drink in front of a warming fire.

This stunning region offers thrills for adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. Towering glaciers and deep valleys complement each other perfectly. The glacier-topped Cordillera Blanca is the main climbing and hiking center of Peru. Mountain biking, horseback riding, river rafting and canoeing are also popular activities in this area.

Other Activity pages in Central Peruvian Andes that may be of interest: Caraz Activities, Huaraz Activities, Central Peruvian Andes Hiking and Trekking and Yungay Activities.

18 May 2012

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Huascarán National Park

Established in July 1975, the spectacular Parque Nacional Huascarán is a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve and part of the World Heritage Trust....

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Chavín de Huántar

Located about three to four hours east of Huaraz, the massive...


Museo Arqueológico de Ancash

In terms of museums in Huaraz, Museo Arqueológico de Ancash is...

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Hiking and Trekking Acclimatization

Before heading out with your backpack, even very experienced adventurers should follow a few common sense steps to ensure a safe journey....

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Campo Santo

Old Yungay is presided over by a tall white statue of Christ to the north, overlooking the devastating path of destruction left by the 1970...

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Yungay, Peru

Laguna Parón

Laguna Parón sparkles deep with turquoise waters. The surrounding snow-capped peaks are reflected in the depths of the lagoon, making them feel...

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Caraz, Peru

Lagunas de Llanganuco

Like turquoise teardrops poised at the base of the ...

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Hiking and Trekking Fees

The entrance fees to Parque Nacional Huascarán help with trail maintenance, trash removal, endangered species protection, community-based...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Hiking and Trekking Gear

Many people arriving in the Central Andes have their own gear, but top-notch equipment can be rented from a number of places. It's wise to e-mail...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Hiking and Trekking Safety

Every year climbers of all skill levels perish in this region after failing to take weather conditions seriously. The intense sun makes...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Hiking and Trekking Routes

The mountains in the Central Andes boast a seemingly infinite number of trekking and mountaineering routes to suit adventurers of all levels and...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Santa Cruz-Llanganuco Trek

The four-to-five-day, 45-kilometer (28 mi) Santa Cruz trek is one of the most popular hikes near ...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Olleros-Chavin Trek

This visually astounding and physically accessible trek starts from Olleros, a small village located a few kilometers south of ...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Huayhuash Trek

With some of the most pristine mountain scenery, this 160-kilometer (99.5 mi) trek weaves past turquoise, trout-filled lakes, through wide open...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing

Alpamayo Trek

In addition to the challenge of tackling the rugged slopes of Alpamayo, this 150-kilometer (93 mi) trek promises captivating views of remote...

Hiking, Trekking, Climbing
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