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Sundown in the Lake

HUARÁS that is how it is supposed to be spelled ( if you do not use the accent it is better to write Huaraz)

the capital of the departamento (kind of like a State) of Ancash, which is the departamento north of Lima.

check out this YouTube of tourism and Adventure made by Aldea

Huaraz is the navel to all the adventure trips because it is bordered by "Cordillera Blanca" the Andes on one side and the "Cordillera Negra" Rocky type of Mountains on the other side and the rafty river "rio santa" that forms a picturesque valley. All the towns inside the alley from Huaraz to the Llanganuco lake enclose so much tradicion that you can poignantly capture it even trhough a simple bus ride through the alley "callejon de Huaylas"

Huaraz Valley of Snow Crested Mountains

Huaraz is in the heart of the "Callejon de Huaylas" = Huaylas Alley. Just imagine a White range of mountains in one side and a Rocky type of mountains in the other. In the middle the "Santa" river runs with a heavy, bubbly white water raft. Huaraz concentrates the nucleos of the comercial and turistic life of the region. So everything girates around this fun valley.

the Andes "los Andes" the snow crested mountains

los nevados pueden ser vistos desde cualquier lado.

the snow caped mountains can be seen from any angle.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Abundant Activities: whitewater rafting, horsebackriding, repelling, ice climbing, etc
  • Cons:very few english speakers -- so bring your dictionary
  • In a nutshell:It is a Adventure traveler's Paradise
  • Last visit to Huaraz: Jul 2007
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Dec 22, 2014 at 8:59 AM

    Mountain biking in Cordillera Negra sounds to be fun. I hope to visit Huaráz on day to go trekking and climbing in Cordillera Blanca.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Dec 16, 2012 at 7:23 AM

    Fantastic mountain scenery at over 3800 meters above sea level!

  • iaint's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2010 at 4:00 AM

    Good pages - my son is there today so wanted to see what its like

  • Prinsalsita's Profile Photo
    Aug 27, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    BE AWARE of CAVASSA ! BE CAREFUL WITH THIS BUS LINE! the chofer stole my 2 luggages ( did not down load from the bus) then return only one and the company wanted to give me 150 soles ($40 usd) for loosing it. I know they kept my stuff.

  • Sininen's Profile Photo
    Dec 24, 2007 at 10:01 PM

    ¡Hola Janett! Una pagina muy buena de Huaraz. La visité hace unos años y a mí gustó mucho Huaraz. Feliz cumple desde Finlandia.

  • K-nalla's Profile Photo
    Dec 3, 2007 at 8:50 PM

    Ah Huaraz, ya la escribiré pronto... lindas fotos y felicidades por la competencia :-) Luis

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2007 at 8:00 PM

    Well done. I really enjoyed Huaraz myself and wished I could have spent more time there.

  • lamsterz's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2006 at 1:56 AM

    Huaraz seems like a quaint lil town. Would you liken it to San Pedro, without the tourists?

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Jul 22, 2006 at 2:02 AM

    Huaraz tiene que ser un sitio que vale la pena visitar

  • Jan 27, 2005 at 9:47 AM

    Interesting pages and pictures. Huaraz is an amazing place. But Cycling at altitude? Looks like hard work.

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