Cordillera Blanca is part of the Andes mountains and is located in the Ancash department, northern Peru. It is about 200-km long, and has more than 15 peaks over 6000 meters with Huascarán (6757 m) as the highest one. The large variety of mountains and routes of different difficulty, make it an must-see destination for mountaineers. Among the most important summits -besides Huascaran- you can ascend Chopicalqui, Pisco, Alpamayo, Tocllaraju and Artesonraju.
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The Cordillera Blanca is considered “the Peruvian capital of mountaineering”. It is located on the eastern side of the Santa River Valley, in Callejón de Huaylas. It has the greatest amount of snow-capped peaks, among which Huascarán (6768 m), Huandoy and its three summits over 6000 meters, Chopicalqui (6354 m), Chacraraju (6 112 m), Alpamayo (5947 m) and Copa (6118 m) stand out.
The glacial peaks offer good challenges to the most experienced climbers, but there are also easier itineraries that demand few hours and gentle routes.
From Lima you can get there by plane using the local airline with daily flights to Huaraz. Another option is by bus, with an 8-hour ride along a good paved road.
Southern hemisphere's winter is the best season to visit the mountains of the Cordillera Blanca. During June, July and August the weather is more stable and the summits are in the best conditions.
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