Sitting 285 kilometers north of Lima, Huaraz is a veritable playground for mountain climbers. Conveniently located near the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra, mountain climbing opportunities abound.
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Sitting on the slopes of the Cordillera Negra, Huaraz is a popular starting point for many mountain climbing adventures.
Among the popular summits to reach in the Cordillera Negra are Quñuqranra (5,181 meters) and Kankawa (5,102 meters).
However, the city is also quite close to the Cordillera Blanca and serves as a great starting point for mountain climbing trips there as well. Huascarán (6,768 meters), Chopicalqui, (6,354 meters) and Alpamayo (5,947 meters) are among the most popular climbing options in this subrange.
Regardless of where you head in Huascaran National Park incredible views and even better climbing opportunities surely await.
Due to its proximity to the equator, Peru has a dry and wet season. The dry season is the best time to climb because little rain falls and the days are mostly clear. Average daily temperatures at this time of year are around 20 ºC and decrease as you gain in altitude.
Any trip to Huaraz begins with a light into the international airport in Lima (LIM). Many guides will opt to meet you here before providing transport to the start of the trip. Otherwise, you will can fly to the local airport in Huaraz (ATA).
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