World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.2 (144 votes)

Huascarán National Park

Listed under Mountains in Peru.

  • Photo of Huascarán National Park
  • Photo of Huascarán National Park
  • Photo of Huascarán National Park
Photo of Huascarán National Park
Photo by flickr user ExtraFotos ▀▀
Pin It

Home of exotic animals such as the marsh deer and the Peruvian piedtail, Huascarán Park, is in the majestic Andes mountain range. Deep ravines and rushing torrents, glacial lakes, rare animals, and luscious and varied types of vegetation define the terrain. The largest snow covered mountain in Peru, also named Huascarán, rises 6768 meters out of the park.

The temperature ranges according to the season with very heavy and abundant rain falls between December and March, while the rest of the year is drier with temperatures fluctuating between 25 °C during the day and below 0 °C at night.

You don't have to be an experienced mountain climber to walk through scenic valleys below mountains of over 6000 meters, but there are some peaks which are only opened to experienced climbers. Huascarán’s spectacular views are the perfect backdrop for popular activities like skiing and horse riding.

Written by  Mary Kate Alfieri.

Other expert and press reviews

“Huascarán National Park”

'Situated in the Cordillera Blanca, the world's highest tropical mountain range, Mount Huascarán rises to 6,768 m above sea-level. The deep ravines watered by numerous torrents, the glacial lakes and the variety of the vegetation make it a site of spect… Read more...

Written by press. UNESCO

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

There are no posts. Why not be the first to have your say?

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • Torres del Paine

    This is one of the great beauty spots of the world. The granite pinnacles of Torres del Paine (Towers of Paine) and Cuernos del…

  • Mount Everest

    A list of mountains cannot be complete without the highest one… With 8848m/29,029ft Mount Everest lies on the border of Nepal a…

  • Grand Tetons

    One of the most photographed mountain ranges in the world, the iconic image of the Tetons towering above the Snake River Valley…

Nearby Experiences

  • Chavin (Archaeological Site)

    The ruins of Chavin de Huantar date back to a pre-Inca culture which first populated the Mosna canyon around 900 B.C. At 3150 m…

  • Kuelap Fortress

    This strategically positioned ancient stone fortress was built by the ‘Cloud Forest People’, one of the most advanced civilisat…

  • Great Walk in Peru's Sacred Valley

    Machu Picchu is a destination of a lifetime for most travelers. Generally the choice is made to either trek the Inca Trail (wh…

Related links

Contribute to this page