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Huascaran National Park
  
Cordillera Blanca

It is located at 3,800 meters (12,464 ft) above sea level. Within its 340,000 hectares (816,000 acres) we find the famous Cordillera Blanca (the highest tropical mountainous range in the world), whose peaks reach over 4,000 meters (13,120 ft) above sea level. Furthermore, it is home to a vast variety of animal species and vegetation: queñual woods and the puya de Raimondi, among the flora. Among the animals, there are condors, pumas, vicuñas, white-tailed deers, taruca, or andean deer, etc. Another important characteristic of this park is its hydrologic net, composed of more than 300 lagoons, 663 glaciers and 41 rivers. All this moved UNESCO to proclaim this park as a Natural Patrimony of Humanity.

 

Department
Ancash
Location
Huaraz is located 404 km northeast Lima. Yungay is 39 km north Huaraz
Season
May
and June
Attractions
Flora and fauna, archaeological sites, rivers, lakes, glaciers, mountains, anthropological sites.
How to get there
The most used routes to get to this reserve are through Yungay and Pachacoto. The first one is 39 km north Huaraz, the second one named Pastouri, located south Huaraz.
Activities
Wildlife observation, mountaineering, climbing, hiking, cultural journey, picturesque route.
Services
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