OverviewHuaraz is a city of about 100,000 people in the state of Ancash about 8 hours by bus from Lima. The city sits at an elevation of 10,254 feet (3080m) and is warmed by the sun during the day with cool nights. It is surrounded by peaks that tower up to 18 to 20 + thousand feet (6000m) with an excellent view of the largest peak in Peru, Huascaran (6768m; 22,205 feet), from almost anywhere in the city.
The market is loaded with foods and fruits from the highlands and Amazon and many goods from the surrounding pueblos. The area is littered with ruin sites from the pre-Inca Huari culture. The ruins of Chavin de Huantar are ½ day away and old Inca roads still exist near the pueblo of Huari which is one day away from Huaraz.
ItineraryFor the mountain biker the possibilities are unlimited. Huaraz is a mountain biker´s mecca, and with the addition of full-suspension bikes by Pedal Peru / Mountain Bike Adventures for 2007 we hope to take the experience to a new level. From town you can be on single track in ten minutes. With our guide services the possibilities increase tremendously. On one side of the valley lies the Cordillera Negra, a snowless range and on the other side the Cordillera Blanca and its looming peaks. Bike touring is a treat for the incredible scenery and cultural exchanges as you pass through many Andean villages. Trekking and climbing are also two very popular pastimes that can be arranged by us. Huaraz is a great destination for the outdoor enthusiast and excellent place to mix with the Peruvian highlands culture.
CATEGORY A : concidered suitable for beginners . understands routes of soft earring slope and hard and compact area .
CATEGORY B : for more experience ..area wiht certain experience it includes circuits that develop on zones of moderate slope and carry a level of risk for those who practise them.
CATEGORY C : it is recerved for the experts it is characterized because the areas where it is practised are areas of great earring slope and soils extremely fragile or of soft consistency , carries a high level of risk and often it suppose reaching big altitudes .