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Range Name(s): Peruvian Andes, Перуанские Анды     Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Max. Elevation: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft     Snow Line: Please update
Region(s): South America     Average Length: 994 miles / 1 600 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; ... Read more     Average Width: Please update
Activity Type: Please update     Latitude/Longitude: -11°-44'-51.771''S
-76°-1'-31.406''W
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Parent Range: Andes     Nearest Airport(s): Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM);
National Park(s): Huascarán National Park;     Convenience Center(s): Cusco;

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The Peruvian Andes are visited due to their wide range of hiking routes where the most famous are "Trekking to Machu Picchu" and "Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash". But besides of hiking routes there are more than a dozen amazing snow-capped sixthousanders towered by the Huascarán (6746 meters). The Alpamayo (5957 meters) is considered one of the most beautiful mountain in the world and a well-known Peruvian hallmark.

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Peruvian Andes are the mountain range that is a part of the Central Andes. It is located in Peru and extends from north to south along the Pacific Ocean. The Peruvian Andes are divided into three major cordilleras - Cordillera Oriental, Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Central. Peruvian Andes are famous for their sixthousanders the most part of these have an alpine type of relief. The highest peak here is the Huascaran, towering at 6746 meters above sea level. Hikers and tourists go to Peru mainly due to the climbing to Alpamayo (5957 meters) and the world-famous hiking routes - "Trekking to Machu Picchu" and "Trekking in the Cordillera Huayhuash."... Read more

LOCATION Edit

The Peruvian Andes are located in the Peru and stretched along the Pacific coast from the north to the south.

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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

South America, Peru:

  • Cerro Machu Picchu
  • Hiking - 4 Day(s)
  • 15 Apr - 30 Sep
  • Moderate 
  • 0 people climbed it

DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• 2. The majority of tourists coming to the Peruvian Andes go to the trekking to Machu Picchu - the ancient incas town. But just a few people know that besides of Machu Picchu there is another ancient incas town in Peru, which overcomes Machu Picchu in size and its significance. This town is called Choquequirao (in Quechua - Chuqi K'iraw means "golden cradle"), it is a partially excavated ruins of the Inca Empire in the south of Peru. Ruins are located in the mountain ridge Cordillera Vilcabamba at an altitude of 3085 meters above sea level. Architecture and structure of Choquequirao is very similar to Machu Piccu's but scientists much less explore it. In contrast to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao is impossible to reach by transport - the only available way is a two-day hiking from the village Kachora located not so far from the Cusco.... Read more

 

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