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Range Name(s): Central Andes, Центральные Анды     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 6 893 m / 22 615 ft     Snow Line: 5 500-6 500 m / 18 045-21 326 ft
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 1 801 miles / 2 900 km
Location: Peru: Amazonas, Ancash, Apurimac, Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Cusco, Departamento de Moquegua, Huancavelica, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Piura, Puno, Región de Huánuco, Región de San Martín, Tacna, Ucayali; Bolivia: Departamento de Chuquisaca, Departamento de Cochabamba, Departamento de La Paz, Departamento de Potosí, Departamento de Santa Cruz, Departamento de Tarija, El Beni, Oruro; Chile: Antofagasta, Atacama, Tarapacá; Argentina: Provincia de Catamarca, Provincia de Jujuy, Salta; ... Read more     Average Width: 200-700 miles / 124-435 km
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -16°-44'-10.202''S
-68°-43'-49.688''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez Santiago International Airport (SCL); El Alto International Airport, La Paz (LPB); Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM);
National Park(s): Please update     Convenience Center(s): Please update

YOUR CHANCE TO Edit

The highest volcano in the world - Ojos del Salado (6 893 meters) is located in the Central Andes, so climbers who gathering the "7 Volcanoes" sooner or later will visit this mountain range. But apart from the Ojos del Salado the Central Andes can satisfy the most discerning fans of outdoor-activities. Peruvian Andes are known for their beautiful snow-capped peaks, such as Alpamayo and Huascarán. There are also several very famous hiking routes such as "Trekking to Machu Picchu" and "Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash".... Read more

DESCRIPTION Edit

The Central Andes are the vast mountain range located in Peru, Bolivia and some provinces of Chili and Argentina. It consists of several big ranges such as Peruvian Andes, Bolivian Andes, Plateau Altiplano and Puna de Atacama. The highest volcano in the world - Ojos del Salado (6893 meters) - is located within the Puna de Atacama. The widest part of the Andes is situated in the Plateau Altiplano with more than 700 kilometers average width.... Read more

LOCATION Edit

The bulk of the Central Andes lie within Bolivian and Peruvian territory while its southern parts lie in Chile and Argentina.

South America, Chile:

  • Cerro Plomo
  • Mountaineering - 3 Day(s)
  • 1 Nov - 31 Mar
  • Easy 
  • 0 people climbed it

South America, Peru: Cusco

  • Nevado Verónica, Salcantay
  • Hiking - 22 Day(s)
  • 1 May - 30 Sep
  • Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

South America, Peru: Cusco

  • Salcantay
  • Hiking - 4 Day(s)
  • 1 Jan - 31 Dec
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

Chile:

  • 1 Feb 2017 - 15 Feb 2017
  • Ojos del Salado(6893 m)
  • Normal Route

Chile:

  • 19 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
  • Ojos del Salado(6893 m)
  • Normal Route

DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• The Altiplano plateau in the Central Andes is the second largest in the world after the Tibetan Plateau. It lies in the border regions of Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Argentina and it is a vast plateau with lot of volcanoes and salt marshes.

 

• The most elevated capital city of the world is the La Paz in Bolivia. It is located in the Central Andes at the altitude of 3700 meters above sea level. Tourists who arrived in La Paz from Europe or North America have to get used to high altitude that usually takes about a week.

 

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