In 1975, Cordillera Blanca, (the Highest Tropical Mountain Range in the World), located in the state of Ancash, Peru; between the valleys in Callejon de Huaylas and Callejon de Conchucos, was declared by law the Huascaran National Park (HNP). Its surface area measures 340,000 hectares and is 158 km long, averaging a width of 20 km, from northwest to southeast. It is a beautiful natural area of great biodiversity. In 1977 and 1985, the UNESCO recognized this protected area as the Biosphere's Reserve and World Heritage Site.
The HNP houses 27 peaks over 6,000 m .(19,680 ft.) high, the highest one being Huascaran South at 6,768 m.(22,200 ft.). It also includes hundreds of summits over 5,000 m.(16,400 ft), numerous lakes and valleys of glacial origin, as well as currently endangered flora and fauna species. These wonders captivated scientist and explorer Antonio Raimondi in 1870. Since then, countless scientific and mountain climbing expeditions have followed his footsteps, feeling satisfied while gazing upon these colorful areas surrounded by majestic summits emerging to form endless white walls. These gifts of nature will gladden our eyes, while our hearts are filled with magical sensations experienced only in undisturbed wilderness. Emotions will run like clear water while rivers and streams quench the thirst of adventurers who enjoy contact with nature in its purest form.
We are on our way to discover the richness of landscapes and Andean customs of the Cordillera Blanca peoples. It is considered the most important mountain range in Peru and birthplace of ancient indigenous civilizations. Its inhabitants have enriched their cultures through a constant process of contact with diverse and complex ecosystems existing in the Cordillera, overcoming great obstacles and reaching a surprising level of development in spite of the scarcity of resources available. These peoples have domesticated plants and animals since ancient times. They are mystical, religious individuals who worship Mother Earth, mountains, rivers and lakes as part of their traditions. As inhabitants of a mountainous region of impressive and wild beauty; they are eager to take part in experiences oriented towards exchange and collaboration for the preservation of nature and tourism development at the Huascaran National Park. Join MOUNTCLIMB TRAVEL AND ADVENTURE and help create an increasing level of awareness among peoples of cultures from the most remote corners of the earth, thereby encouraging the preservation of the Cordillera Blanca ecosystem for future generations.
Santa Cruz Trek
Ulta Valley - Cedros Valley Trek
Olleros - Chavin Trek
Ishinca Valley - Aquilpo Valley Trek
Quilcayhuanca Valley - Cojup Valley Trek
OTHER TREKKING OPTIONS
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Cojup Valley - Honda Valley
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