Seven hours by road to the north of Lima is the town of Huaraz, which nestles amongst the soaring peaks and glaciers of the magnificent Cordillera Blanca, Peru’s undisputed climbing and walking centre. Within a half day’s journey is the site of Chavín de Huantar, a fascinating fortress temple believed to have been built over 2,500 years ago. The neighbouring Cordillera Huayhuash is even more remote and spectacular.
Our preferred accommodation
El PatioInn/Posada - HuarazA friendly, colonial style posada with pretty gardens and close to the Monterrey baths. A few kilometeres out of Huaraz itself.
Hotel AndinoInn/Posada - HuarazThe best hotel in Huaraz, Swiss run, with superb views of surrounding peaks. There is a small restaurant.
San SebastiánInn/Posada - HuarazA simple, friendly hotel on the edge of town with fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.