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The most beautiful places in the Cordillera Blanca

The best of the Cordillera Blanca

Petr Liška
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The most beautiful places in the Cordillera Blanca
Inserted: 27.09.2022
Author: Petr Liška © gigaplaces.com
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The Cordillera Blanca is considered one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Perú. A large part of it then falls into the Huascarán National Park. Here you will find not only beautiful high mountain treks, but of course a number of wonderful places in the form of lagoons, glaciers and impressive mountains. Let's take a look at the places that are definitely worth seeing.

1.
Alpamayo

The most beautiful mountain in Peru

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 947 m / 19 511 ft

Because Alpamayo looks like an impossibly beautiful glacier pyramid, it is ranked among one of the most… continue reading

2.
Pastoruri Glacier

Where the adventure starts in Glaciers of Peru

Rating:
| Altitude: 5 019 m / 16 467 ft

Located in the south part of the Cordillera Blanca, its one of the glaciers left in the tropical areas of… continue reading

3.
Cullicocha Lagoon

Beautiful lake below Santa Cruz Massif

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 620 m / 15 157 ft

On a trek around the beautiful Alpamayo Mountain you will find a number of beautiful lakes. One of the most… continue reading

4.
Huascarán Sur

The highest mountain in Peru

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| Altitude: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft

The mighty Huascaran massif consists of only two peaks separated by the broad pass. The higher Huascaran Sur … continue reading

5.
Laguna Cancaracá

A famous road pass in the Cordillera Blanca

Altitude: 4 920 m / 16 142 ft

The road descends in an easterly direction through 16 bends to the turquoise lagoon of Cancaracá.… continue reading

6.
Panorama of Safuna Alta lagoon

Lagoons under the Pucajirca massif

Altitude: 4 344 m / 14 252 ft

However, when walking along the edge of the moraine, be very careful not to slip into the lagoon, as the… continue reading

7.
Paron Lake

The most wonderful lakes in the Cordillera Blanca

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| Altitude: 4 193 m / 13 757 ft

Lake Paron 4200m asl is the largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca, on the Peruvian Andes, 32km east from the… continue reading

8.
Nevado Santa Cruz

Monumental mountain

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| Altitude: 6 241 m / 20 476 ft

Nevado Santa Cruz is a very beautiful mountain, which will surely captivate you already at first glance. It… continue reading

9.
Yuraccocha Lagoon

Lagoon below the massif of Santa Cruz

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| Altitude: 4 640 m / 15 223 ft

Lagoon Yuraccocha (4 640 m asl) is one of the less frequently visited lagoons because it does not lie… continue reading

10.
The valley of the Rio Pumapampa

Site of occurrence of Puya Raymondi

Altitude: 4 301 m / 14 111 ft

On the way to the famous Pastoruri glacier, you will drive through the interesting valley of the Rio… continue reading

11.
Yanayacu lagoon

Lake overlooking Nevado Chopicalqui

Rating:
| Altitude: 4 523 m / 14 839 ft

Undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on the Punta Yanayacu Pass trek is the Yanayacu Lagoon. On its… continue reading

12.
Chavin de Huantar

The most important ancient monument in the Cordillera Blanca

Altitude: 3 175 m / 10 417 ft

Chavin de Huantar was the seat of the pre-Inca Chavin culture. The main part of the entire archaeological… continue reading

13.
Laguna Querococha

Lagoon on the way to Chavin

After another ten kilometers, you will come to the beautiful Querococha lake (4,002m above sea level), where… continue reading

14.
Viewpoint of Al Mirador de Rataquenua

View over Huaraz

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| Altitude: 3 309 m / 10 856 ft

Huaraz also has his prospect with a cross. On the hill above the town you will find Al Mirador de Rataquenua … continue reading

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