La Sierra, La Selva and La Costa: these are the three regions that characterise Peru, each with their own highlights (literally and figuratively). Join us on an adventure as we explore the highs and lows of the country.
The literal high points of Peru are nestled in the Cordillera Blanca, a mountain range that is part of the Peruvian Andes. At its foot lies Huaraz and from this town you can see Peru’s tallest peaks, some of which are over 6,000 metres high. For a closer look at these mountains, head to Huascarán National Park. The park itself sits at an elevation of 2,500 metres and offers sweeping views of Peru’s top attractions. Other highlights are the many glaciers and deep blue lakes that are dotted around the park.
From Huaraz it’s a 3-hour’s drive and then a 2.5-hour’s hike to reach Laguna Sesentinueve. But don’t be discouraged, it is well worth the effort.