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Backpacking / Trekking in Cordillera Huayhuash, Andes, Peru
With superb natural beauty, impressive mountain range and rainforest, Peru has plenty of extreme adventures on offer, including climbing and hiking in the mountains. The Cordillera Huayhuash nestles in the Andes. It is situated in the boundaries of the Ancash Region, Huanuco Region and Lima Region.
The location is well-known for its high peaks, including Yerupaja, the second highest mountain in the country and Siula Grande, famous by the book and film Touching the Void. Immerse yourself in the beauty of this region and discover the high passes, the spectacular crystal water lakes and hot springs, and the interesting flora and fauna. It takes between 10 to 14 days to circuit Huayhuash, depending on the chosen route. Keep in mind that the range is not as famous as Cordillera Blanca, but it is very impressive. Finally, Huaraz city is located at the foot of the mountain range and it is the starting point of this amazing trekking experience.