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Backpacking / Trekking in Cordillera Blanca, Ancash Region, Peru
With superb natural beauty, impressive mountain range and rainforest, Peru has plenty of adrenaline sports on offer, including climbing and hiking in the mountains. The Cordillera Blanka or The White Mountain Range is situated in Ancash Region, approximately eight hours drive from the capital city, Lima.
It is part of the Peruvian Andes and also the highest tropical mountain range in the world. The region is blessed with a vast number of stunning lakes, beautiful valleys, rivers, waterfalls and many archaeological sites.
Apart from the fantastic scenery, it has around 33 mountain peaks over 5500 m/18040 ft high and among them is the Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru. In addition, the location hosts many trekking circuits, including the famous route of Llanganuco-Santa Cruz. There are countless routes to choose from, according to your skills and wishes. So, there is no doubt that Cordillera Blanka is an earthly paradise for trekkers and climbers. Last but not least, Huaraz is a city in Ancash Region, situated at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range and it is the starting point of your trekking adventure.