The Cordillera Blanca is a mountain range extending almost 120kms from north to south and is about 20km wide. Most of the Cordillera Blanca falls within the boundaries of the Huascaran National Park and offers a huge variety of unique plant life, flowers and wildlife which come under the protection of the national park.
The Cordillera Blanca includes more than 50 peaks of altitude more than 5500m and a multitude of lakes and mountain streams.
There are countless trekking and hiking trails passing through beautiful valleys with lakes and impressive waterfalls and vertical rock faces, and crossing passes that reach 4850m in altitude. Among the many trekking options is the famous 4 or 5 day Santa Cruz Llanganuco trek, one of the most highly rated short treks anywhere in the world.
There are also countless climbing peaks – from peaks suitable for first time climbers through to technically difficult peaks for experienced climbers.
For those not so keen to do multi day trekking trips, there are options for easy hiking and camping, day tours by vehicle to see beautiful lakes or glaciers and cultural tours to visit pre-Inca ruins.