Peru - Huaraz & the Cordilleras (PDF Chapter)

Peru - Huaraz & the Cordilleras (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Huaraz & the Cordilleras chapter from Lonely Planet’s Peru guide-book.

Ground zero for outdoor-adventure worship in Peru, the Cordilleras are one of the preeminent hiking, trekking and backpacking spots in South America. Wherever you throw your gaze, peren-nially frozen white peaks razor their way through expansive mantles of lime-green valleys.

  • get high with a little help from your friends at 4760m on the Santa Cruz Trek, up Punta Un-ion
  • maps
  • climb out of Huaraz on the gritty Laguna Churup acclimatization hike, to an icy cirque adorned with an azure mountain lake
  • transport
  • go way way back in time in the subterranean galleries of Chavín de Huántar, one of Peru’s oldest ruins
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Huaraz, The Cordilleras, Cordillera Blanca, Cordillera Huayhuash, Cordillera Negra, North of Huaraz, Monterrey, Carhuaz, Yungay, Caraz, Chiquián, Llamac, Callejón de Conchucos, Chavín de Huántar, Huari, Chacas.

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