Day Hike Recommendations
Located at an altitude of 4.200 masl, is the biggest lake of the Cordillera Blanca. Excellent view of now peaks over 6,000 meters. In the ravine of the same name one can find a forest of an endemic Andean trees called Quenual and the rock walls covered with bromeliaceas and orchids. Excellent view of Paron Tower and the Sphinx.
One of the highest points of the Cordillera Negra(4.300 masl) where you can see spectacular view of Santa Valley and the Cordillera Blanca. Puyas Raymondi (10–12 meters high plants that live more thatn 100 years). This is one of the special places in the Andes where you can find Puyas Place where they emphasize the RODALES de Puyas.
Excellent day hike to acclimatize .Starts from the QUEBRADA DEMANDA at the Llanganuco sector, after 3 hours hike up to Laguna situated at an altitude 4.600 masl. On the way one can appreciate a forest of Quenuales and other species of flora and fauna. Impressive view of Chacraraju Glacier.
One of the most visited areas of the Huascarán National Park. It has two lagoons Chinancocha (Female Lagoon) and Orconcocha (Male Lagoon). Excellent view of Snow peaks, such as Huascarán (6768 masl), Chopicalqui (6354 masl), Chacraraju (6112 masl) and Handoy (6395 masl).
Impressive canyon where Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra are separated only by few meters. The panorama is majestic with deep cliffs and the tunnels passing throug the rock. This highway connects the region with the coast.
Multi Day Trekking Recommendations
4 days trek of spectacular landscapes and a high altitude pass at 4750m (Punta Union). It is the second most popular trek in Peru after the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
Mountain range of approximately 30 km of length shared between three regions of Huanuco, Ancash and Lima. The Cordillera Huayhuash is considered one of most spectacular landscaping Mountain ranges of the world, this route is one of the TOP 10 WORLD TREKS. Distance 180 km, moderate to difficult.