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  • 1 Parque nacional Huascarán Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Set in the Cordillera Blanca, the superb Parque nacional Huascarán has no lack of treasures. Glaciers and lakes reel past the eye in the midst of the puna and the sky is filled with countless birds (including the famous condor). You don't have to emb..

  • 2 Laguna Parón Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A trip to Parón lagoon is one of the tourist highlights of this region. From Pueblo Parón, take the path (4hr-walk) to reach the other shore of the lake where there is another refuge of the Huascarán National Park. Parón lagoon is one of the Cordille..

  • 3 Callejón de Huaylas Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The Callejón de Huaylas is a valley stretching for nearly 200km, wedged between the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra. Anyone who ventures here will be rewarded with a stunning series of vistas, light years from the pitfalls of mass tourism. The..

  • 4 Lagoon of Llanganuco Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    The two lakes of Llanganuco lagoon, in the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, are one of the spectacular natural sights of the Callejón de Huaylas. The inferior lake (Chinancocha) is much bigger and deeper than the smaller superior lake (Orconcocha), wh..

  • 5 Nevado Pastoruri Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    A great favourite with Peruvian tourists, Pastoruri is one of the most accessible glaciers south of Huaraz and is popular all year round for skiing, snowboarding or just playing in the snow. The road goes over Pachacoto bridge and through the Carpa z..

  • 6 Archaeological museum of Ancash Interesting

    Museums and art

    762 Av. Luzuriaga

    A miraculous survivor of the disaster of 1970, the archaeological museum of Ancash has a garden that is home to a wonderful collection of monoliths of Recuay and Huari cultures, characteristic of the callejón. The statues, between 0.80 and 1.50m high..

  • 7 Willkawain archaeological monument Interesting

    Archaeological and historical sites

    The archaeological monument of Willkawain, a funeral mausoleum dating from the Huari period (c. 9000), is comprised of three platforms and thick ramparts. Each level has seven rooms covered with huge schist slabs, linked together by narrow passageway..

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