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Hiking in Huaraz

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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What people are saying about these trips

Simon Harwege

4.00

August, 2022

Easy glacier trekking on the Pastoruri Glacier, Day trip from Huaraz

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Johannes Besmehn

5.00

August, 2022

Easy climb to the summit of Huarapasca (5,418m) in Peru, Day trip from Huaraz

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Mariia Iefimova

5.00

September, 2021

1-day Laguna 69 Tour in Huaraz, Peru

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

Tony Hoffman

5.00

September, 2020

Hiking around Alpamayo and Huascaran

The hike was canceled. We didn’t go anywhere. Didn’t even get into the country.

Mattea

5.00

October, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

We had 10 days in the Cordillera Blanca and Octavio helped us plan a great trip. We did Laguna 69 day trip, Santa Cruz trek, climbing in Hatunmachay, ice climbing and trekking on Mount Pisco. The trip was very well organised and equipment provided was of high quality. Octavio is an experienced mountain guide and climber so we always felt safe throughout the trip. We had a great chef with us when camping and always enjoyed the food he prepared. Also enjoyed chatting to Octavio in the evenings and hearing his great stories!

Andrew Z

5.00

October, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

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.

Julia V

5.00

August, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

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Sowmi

5.00

July, 2019

Paron lagoon one day guided hike 

Loved the experience

Dickens Rondán

5.00

July, 2019

Trekking to Churup Lagoon with a guide

JUVENTINO IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL GUIDE, AT ALL TIMES HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS. SHARING THE TREKKING WITH HIM WAS VERY REWARDING AND I LEARNED A LOT.

Amanda

5.00

May, 2019

Churup Lake 1-day guided hike in Peru

My husband and I booked a private day hike with Octavio to Laguna Churup. We wanted to try out a company before committing to a longer trek, and now we feel certain that when we return to Peru, we will book our trek with Andean Peaks. Octavio was great- he even met us at our hotel the night before to let us know what to expect and explain the day’s plan (our Spanish is subpar, but Octavio’s English is great). We were picked up promptly on the day of the trek and enjoyed a scenic drive up to the trailhead. Octavio was very patient and in tune to our needs given it was our first day hiking at altitude. The trail to Churup has some challenging sections involving rock scrambling with aid of cables. Octavio was very knowledgeable about the safest way to negotiate and gave us great instruction to help us reach our destination safely. He also assisted two other hikers (not on our trek) as they were having difficulty with the cable climb. I thought that was a great gesture as otherwise they probably would have had to turn around. We took a break at the lake and enjoyed the provided lunch before climbing up the last bit to complete the lollipop loop trail. Everything went very smoothly, and we so appreciate the trip with Andean Peaks!

Kristina

5.00

May, 2019

Santa Cruz Trek and Ascent to Pisco

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!

Nicole et Catherine

5.00

April, 2017

Hiking around Alpamayo and Huascaran

A very, very sympathic guide, who knows all the secrets of the places and itinerarys the most beautiful ; organization top ; food excellent too ; marvellous souvenirs.

Frank A. Nederhand

5.00

August, 2014

Santa Cruz trek + Urus and Ishinca Climb

Very fun trek with Quique. The food was great. The climb of Artesonraju was amazing and made safe with Quique's skill. Want to do it again!


 

There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in Huaraz

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.

 

Good to know:

Best time to visit

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

Weather

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

 

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