Huaraz city ( 3,090m.) Is located 410km. north of Lima about eight hours by Bus and 40 minutes by airplane, Huaraz is a capital of the Ancash departament, Huaraz is the main city in the Callejon de Huaylas located in the foot of the Cordillera Blanca.
Huaraz is the center for for high – altitude sports and outdoor activities it is used as the base for many expeditions, trekking, climbing, mountaineering , mountain bike, horseback riding, around the Blanca Mountain Range Huayhuash Mountain Range and the Cordillera Raura.
Huaraz was createdon july 25 on 1857 during the president of Ramon Castilla. Huaraz has suffered several disasters.
In 1941 originating flood from the palcacocha lake in the cojup valley it destroyed half of the Huaraz city Killing 5,000 people. Simce then the governament has worked the control to the water level in all lakes of the Cordillera Blanca.
The strong earthquake on May 31 – 1940 measuring 7.8 on the richer scale, this earthquake shook all callejon de huaylas , conchucos and coast of Ancash 70,00 death and 250,00 casualties. After earthquake Huaraz was rebuilt almost complety so the architecture and building do not have the the characteristics of Ancash city.
The main economic activities in the city, is supported by the agriculture, commerce and tourism mainly, because Huaraz has the big amount of tourist infrastructure in the Ancash Highlands, the city is the main point of arrivingfor practicers of adventure sports and mountaineering in the snow peaks of the Cordillera Blanca, as if the visit to archeological sites Chavin de Huantar and the eastern highland of Ancash, as known as Conchucos.
Population: 145 000 inhabitants
Phone Code: 043
Distance from Lima: 408km. North-West Lima
CONTACT USOffice address: Malecón Sur Rio Quilkay 734 (Altura de Puente de Piedra ), Huaraz - Peru