Huaraz enjoys a fabulous setting at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca; the city is surrounded by 20 snowcapped peaks, each higher than 6,000m. It is a very beautiful and picturesque city that has become an adventure centre for people wanting to do treks and climbs in the area. Huaraz is also close to the great archeological complex of Chavín de Huantar.
Chavin de Huantar was built around 1200-900 B.C. and was discovered in 1919. It was included on the World Cultural Heritage List in 1985. The Complex includes ceremonial rooms and pyramidal structures built of massive stone blocks. The site served as a very important ceremonial centre for the Chavín culture.
Activities: trekking, climbing, mountain biking, Chavin de Huantar, Llanganuco, Pastoruri, hot springs, etc.