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Hiking in Huaraz: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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Come and enjoy the best hiking in Peru, in this pre-Inca town located more than 3000 meters high

Huaraz is a very important meeting point for fans of adventure and high mountains. From here, many expeditions leave for the snow-capped summits of the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash. It is also the starting point for guided tours around the archaeological sites in Chavín de Huantar, Huilcahuaín and the entire Ancash mountain range. Check out our selection of hiking trips in Huaraz, south of the famous Callejon de Huaylas!  

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FAQs: Hiking in Peru

Why should I choose Peru for my Hiking adventure?

Lagoons

The best lagoons of the Cordillera Blanca are near Huaraz. You can do half-day or full-day treks to Laguna 69, Churup, Willcacocha or Paron Lakes. All them are sitting in a privileged location, so you will get splendid views of the surrounding scenery.

Archaeological sites

If you like local history do not miss the Chavin de Huantar archaeological site. It was the most important religious center of the pre Inca civilization since it is located in a strategic place between the mountains, the jungle and the sea. It is only two hours by bus or car from Huaraz.

Food

The cuisine of Huaraz is one of the most famous in the Andean region. Do not miss the guinea pig or roast pork. Other specialties of the place are fried trout, tamales and ceviche with corn. Here they also prepare a variety of ham based on macerated pork leg.

What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Peru?

Huaraz has a temperate tropical mountain climate, sunny and dry during the day and cold at night, with average annual temperatures between 11ºC and 17º C.

When is the best time to travel to Peru for Hiking?

During the so-called "Andean summer", from April to November.

What people are saying about Hiking | Huaraz

Mariia

5.00

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

Julia

5.00

Ryan

5.00

Leaving Huaraz after an amazing trek with Eloy from Andean Peaks. Me and my boyfriend did a Santa Cruz trek (you can opt for a private or group tour), 4 days, 3 nights. All the service was just perfect - food (we thought we will survive on snacks but actually received proper meals and nice company during dinners), support during the actual trek, local stories, luggage transfer etc. The whole team took care of us very nicely, not forgetting about allowing us also to have a nice local experience! The landscape itself is beautiful! Highly recommended! Besides the trek itself, also the communication prior to that was smooth and re-assuring. Thanks Octavio & Eloy!

Mariia

5.00

Everything was very organised ! I’ve enjoyed it a lot and might do some other excursion again.

Evan

5.00

We had 10 days in Andes (Huaraz as base) and wanted to get a mix of trekking, rock climbing and mountaineering. Contacted Andean Peaks who helped me organize the whole trip. Octavio, who was our main guide and one of the owners of the company was super helpful and quick to respond on both emails and Whatsapp. Octavio is a qualified professional mountain guide. Apart from this, he's also a super friendly guy an a good climber. Bonus points for always being punctual, having great equipment/tents etc, good chef (cooked pizza for us at 4600m!). Highly recommend. Activites: 1 day Laguna 69, 3 day Santa Cruz Trek, 2 days rock climbing, 1 day Ice wall climbing and 3 day Pisco mountain.

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