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Huascarán National Park

Huascarán National Park




Location: 12 mi (40 km) from Huaraz  Map

Info: INRENA, Avenida Centenao 905, Huaraz

Tel. 043 422 086




Description of Huascarán National Park

Huascarán National Park is located 12 mi (40 km) from Huaraz in Peru. Huascarán National Park is an extensive area that covers an area of Andes mountains famous for its picturesque panoramas, ancient ruins and diverse flora and fauna. Keep in mind that the area has two seasons rather than four. From April to November a dry season allows fairly easy access to most distant corners of Huascarán National Park. Daily temperature ranges between 80 F by day and frigid 30 F by night so keep this in mind and dress accordingly. December through March on the other hand is a wet season that is dominated by the warm, humd winds from the Amazon Basin and rainforests.


In addition to hiking, mountain biking, trekking, skiing and snowboarding, Huascarán National Park is famous for its ancient ruins that date back to the Inca period and pre- Inca period. This include rock art paintings that are found in local caves. Other archaeological findings include ruins of peasant homes, terraces for agricultural activity, burials of the ancient people, small military Inca outposts and pre- Columbian Inca road that connected ancient towns of Olleros with the Chavin de Huantar Archaeological Site.






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