Huaraz is one of the major cities of the highlands of Peru. It is the capital of the department of Ancash and situated in the heart of Peruvian Andes with a 408 km from the north of Lima. Huaraz a place of arrival of adventure and mountain sports in the snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, as well as tours to the archaeological site of Chavin. It has an altitude of 3 080 meters above the sea level. The city is flanked by the Cordillera Blanca and Negra, east and west, respectively, forming the valley properly known as the Callejon de Huaylas.
Huaraz is considered one of the most important touristic destinations in Peru, due to the natural beauty of its landscapes, archaeological monuments (pre – Inca and Inca) and varied folklore, is a privileged city with a grand natural and cultural heritage. Those who decide to go to Huaraz will be able to appreciate the beautiful glaciers of the Cordillera Blanca or see the wonder that encloses the ancient temple of Chavin, the Llanganuco Lagoon and enjoy the endless attractions that this hospitality city has to offer.