Walk in the steps of the Ancient men of the Andes on the Santa Cruz and Olleros Chavin treks.
Test your fitness on the challenging Quilcayhuanca – Cojup and Alpamayo treks.
Explore an unspoiled natural environment by getting off the beaten path of Peru’s hiking trails.
Challenge yourself and achieve an incredible physical feat, no matter your fitness level.
Enjoy a hiking/climbing season lasting longer than in other climbing hotspots such as the Himalayas.
Take in the views of some of the highest mountains of the Peruvian Andes.
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and …
If you are traveling to Huaraz from anywhere outside of Peru, you will have to transit through Lima. Lima has direct connections with quite a few cities in the USA and Canada through Delta, United, American, LATAM, Air Canada and with Europe through KLM, Air France, British Airways, Iberia and LATAM. From other Latin American countries, LATAM and Avianca offer good connections. An Airport Express bus (typical fare USD ~8 one way) connects Lima city centre with Jorge Chávez Airport in regular intervals, from 06:00 to 22:00 hours. Taxis cost USD ~15 one way.
Huaraz is well connected with Lima by bus. The distance is ~400km and the journey takes around 8 hours and is reasonably priced ($11 - 29 one way) and services are generally quite reliable. Main Operators are Movil Tours, Cruz del Sur, Lenea and Oltursa.
Note that in Peru each bus company often has its own separate terminal. In Lima, the main bus terminals are in Javier Prado, La Victoria, Terminal Plaza Norte, Aramburu and Paseo de la República. Flights from Lima to Huaraz are operated by LC Peru, with daily one flight on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The airstrip in Huaraz is ~23km north of Huaraz, you can take a combi (USD ~1) or a taxi (USD ~10 - 16) to Huaraz town. Flights are temporarily suspended due to financial difficulties being faced by the airline.
You just came back from the Machu Picchu, and you now feel like it is time to get away from the crowds and discover the authentic side of Peru? Embark on a hiking circuit in the Cordillera Blanca and you will be served. Your physical feats will be rewarded by breathtaking views of crystal blue lagoons and mountain ranges, without the distraction of the crowds.
It is important that you consider your level of fitness before deciding which trek to go on, as the condition in the Cordillera Blanca can be rather extreme. In addition to long days of hiking, sometimes you will have to deal with extremely cold weather – the Andean Summer being the winter months in Peru and temperatures at night going as low as -15C. In addition, remember that you will be hiking at high altitude and do not ignore altitude sickness symptoms, as the consequences can be serious. If you are not a strongly experienced high-altitude hiker, always hire a guide; and if you set off on your own, make sure that you are aware of all weather conditions and possess the necessary equipment/supply to last you several days.
In Huaraz you can contact the following - Medical: Clínica San Pablo North of town, this is the best medical care in Huaraz. Some doctors speak English; Police - Policìa de Turismo; Forex - Banco de la Nación, BCP, Interbank