“The Noble and Generous City”
Huaraz is the capital of the Ancash Department (State) and the Chavin Region and also the climbing capital of Peru. It is located in the Rio Santa Valley between the Cordillera Blanca and Negro (Black and White Mountain ranges) , at 3052 masl and about 400 km from Lima.
Since Huaraz is a beautiful city in the heart of the Huaylas Valley, it has become the starting point for many international hikers and climbers. It offers many attractive tourist activities and a vast amount of remains of the cultures that once ruled Peru and most of South-America.