"The city of the mountains"

At the heart of Callejón de Huaylas Huaraz lies. capital of the department of Ancash. City that is the starting point of a wonderful journey through traditional Andean villages. transparent lakes. impressive glaciers, important archaeological monuments and, of course, places are ideal for adventure sports. Mountaineering enthusiasts, to the walk. skiing and other mountain sports are gathered here to begin the adventure of knowing one of the most beautiful natural scenery of America and the world. The Santa River divides the Andes into two dramatic strings that hold the Callejon de Huaylas: The Cordillera Blanca, so named for its eternal snow peaks, and the Cordillera Negra. without these, almost all of the Cordillera Blanca is part of the Park National Huascaran. created to protect the wildlife, the archaeological heritage and scenic beauty of the region. The city of Huaraz, despite being an ancient settlement, shows a relatively new face. It was completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1970 devastated. Currently. Huaraz concentrated commercial and tourist life of the region, making it the center of articulation with other towns in the Callejon de Huaylas, as Recuay, Carhuaz, and Caraz Yungay.