Huaraz truly is a hiking Mecca and literally took our breaths away. Rarely we’ve seen such picturesque landscapes before. And even if we’ve seen scenes in documentaries and travel magazines, exploring the Cordillera Blanca region around Huaraz on our own was an unforgettable experience.
Hiking in Huaraz is both challenging and rewarding. With Huaraz, situated already 3.000 meters (9.800 feet) above sea level, you start feeling the thin air. But the beautiful views will distract you enough so that you want to continue even further up the mountains. Just make sure to acclimatize yourself to the high altitudes first. Read below for our tips how to avoid Altitude Sickness.
Huaraz is the base station for everything that’s related to mountains. And there are plenty of hikes your can do in the region. We’ve collected a list of the best hikes in Huaraz. Whether you’re an experienced hiker, our just some thrill-seeking tourists like us, Huaraz has something for everybody.