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Tourism in Ancash

Ancash Peru

Huarmey province (km 296 of the North Panamerican )

This province, whose name in the ancient language "muchick" means fisherman, is known for the presence of exotic sheltered little beaches , rockeries and islets; many of which are considered among the most attractive of the Peruvian coast.

Tuquillo Balneary

Inlet of sea and sand whose name means "the most beautiful, the most beautiful". Highlights their particular form of double "U". To the North is the Tuquillo North Beach, place where you can practise fishing and underwater hunting for its calm waters.

Tamborero Beach

It is a sandy beach very extensive, with calm waters, where you can swim, dive and even fish in nearby islets. It is a long natural breakwater which serves as a dock.

Huaylas Province

Snow Alpamayo.Ancash PeruIn this province is the nevado Alpamayo (6 120 meters above sea level.), qualified as "The mountain more beautiful of the world" in the world contest of scenic beauties of Munich, Germany, in 1966.

City of Caraz (2256 m)

It retains the charm of the ancient peoples of the sierra. Its countryside exhibit a great variety of flowers including the carnations, which are distributed in the national and international market.

Archaeological Site of Tumshucaico

Archaeological site Pre Inca dating the formative period (1800 BC approximately). In the place there are galleries and walls of stones carved them that were collected from the area and worked in jagged shape. Agricultural growth and modern urban areas have restricted the original area.

Paron Lagoon

Break is located at 4 185 meters above sea level and is an excellent place to see the snow-covered Artesonraju (6 025 m.), pyramid of Garcilaso (5 885 meters above sea level.) and Chacraraju west wall (6 112 meters above sea level.).

Cañón del Pato ( Duck Canyon)

Formed by the Santa River as it passes through the Callejon of Huaylas, is the place where the White Cordillera and Black Cordillera are closer to each other. The Canyon, located between the 1 400 and 1 850 m above sea level, has 15 meters wide and almost 1 000 meters of depth. The hydroelectric power of the barrel of the duck, which supplies electricity to almost the entire northern half of the Peru is located in the place.

Pallasca Province

Pashash Zonal Archaeological Museum - Cabana (3 224 m.)

Modern museum which exhibits pieces of ceramic and metal, as well as more than a hundred of photos, drawings and plans that represent different aspects of the Recuay Culture (expressed in the archaeological site Pashash).

Pashash Archaeological Site

This archaeological site related to the culture Recuay (period) (Intermediate, 100 BC 600 AC approximately), is made up of 4 complex buildings with internal chambers built with quarried stones. More than 277 offerings, whose iconography seems to sustain an archaic ritual associated with the cult of the dead have been found.

The Galgada archaeological site and other archaeological sites in the District of Pallasca as: Sacra, Chucana, Chungurmarca, Suslayap and Sacoycochay.

Recuay Province (3 400 metres above sea level)

He is known for the simplicity and industriousness of its people. The archaeological remains of old town, Pumacahuara, Jirash, Tayapunta and the Yacucancha Tombs are located on the area.

Nevado Pastoruri

Snow Pastoruri.Ancash PeruOn the way to the snow you can see the snowy Patococha Lagoon, copies of the Puya Raimondi and the eye of water Pumapashimi can be observed. The snow reaches 5 240 meters above sea level, but its base glacier is easily accessible and the lower limit of the ice is located at 5 025 meters above sea level. The snowy part of the main tourist circuits of high mountain of the Callejón de Huaylas. There you can practice snowboard, ski and ice climbing.

Santa Province (4 m)

Punkuri Archaeological Complex

Step Pyramid of 3500 years old consisting of two platforms linked by stairways. Covers an area of 2 000 m2 approximately, and is made on the basis of adobe and stone in the form of flat slabs in minor percentage, together with mud mortar. Its walls were plastered with great care, to then apply paint (white, red, yellow, blue, black, and combinations of them) or ornaments with reliefs and sculptures of bundle (on clay); the most important being that represents a feline of 1,60 meter high painted in various colors. Its architecture and phases of construction have much similarity to the Sechin Temple.

Yungay Province (2 450 m above sea level)

Located at the foot of Huascarán, Yungay was entirely rebuilt after the 1970 avalanche which buried the ancient city. The new settlement is only 1.5 Km away from the original. Yungay is the point of departure to the Lagoons of Llanganuco

Lagunas de Llanganuco (3 800 metres above sea level.)

Snow Huandoy.Ancash PeruThe lagoons Chinancocha and Orconcocha are within the Park National Huascarán and are born from the melting of the snow-covered Huascarán, Huandoy, Pisco, Yanapaccha and Chopicalqui. The lagoon of Chinancocha or "lagoon female" is virtually at the foot of Huascarán and is characterized by the intense turquesa green color of its waters and the dense forests of remains that grow on its shores. The other lagoon, smaller and denominated Orconcocha or "male lagoon", is located at the end of the glacial Valley and its waters are blue.

Nevado Huascarán (6 768 m)

Snow Huascaran.Ancash PeruIt reaches the village of Musho and from there takes a walk of four hours at the base camp; from that point walking 2 hours more to the glacier Raimondi.
It is the highest mountain of Peru. For those who wish to climb the Huascarán, the hard expedition of 6 to 7 days. The glacier Raimondi serves as area of acclimation and field base for climbing the North and South peaks.

Cueva de Guitarreros (Cave)

To 45 km. from the city of Huaraz, (50 minutes by bus) is the village of Shupluy, from where starts a walk of 3 Km away towards the Cueva de Guitarreros.
2 Located 600 meters above sea level, is the place where we found evidence of the oldest horticulturists of Peru, whose remains have an approximate age of 12 500 B.C

Routes of Trekking in the Huayhuash Cordillera

Cordillera Huayhuash.Ancash Peru
  • Back to the Cordillera Huayhuash. Duration: 10-12 days. Distance: 180 Km. Difficulty: Moderate - high
  • Llamac - Jahuacocha. Duration: 2-3 days. Distance: 28 Km. Difficulty: Moderate - high

Routes of trekking in the Callejón de Huaylas

  • Llanganuco - Santa Cruz. Duration: 4-5 days. Distance: 50 Km.
    Difficulty: easy / moderate steps Portachuelo (4 767 meters above sea level.) and
  • Punta Union (4 750 meters above sea level.).
  • Santa Cruz - Yaino. Duration: 6 days. Distance: 55 Km.
    Difficulty: easy / moderate close to the Punta Union pass (4 750 meters above sea level.) and high
  • Pucaraju (4 650 meters above sea level.).
  • Honda - Ulta. Duration: 8-9 days. Distance: 91 Km.
    Difficulty: moderate / difficult close to the Honda step (4 750 meters above sea level) and
  • Punta Yanayacu (4 850 m). In the latter, the step can lock during the months of rain.
  • The Cedars - Alpamayo. Duration: 8-9 days. Distance: 92 Km.
    Difficulty: difficult steps Cullicocha (4 850 meters above sea level.) and Pillanco (4 830 meters above sea level.)



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