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Peruvian Andes

Region(s): South America, 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)
Parent Range: Central Andes
Max. Elevation: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
Average Length: 994 miles / 1 600 km
Average Width: 300 miles / 186 km

Overview

Range Name(s): Peruvian Andes
Max. Elevation: 6 746 m / 22 133 ft
Region(s): South America
Location: South America, 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)
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Starting Point: -11.747714210698632
-76.025390625
Parent Range: Central Andes
Geology: Tectonic, Volcanic
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Average Length: 994 miles / 1 600 km
Average Width: 300 miles / 186 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Jorge Chávez International Airport (LIM)
Convenience Center(s): Cusco
National
Park(s):
Huascarán National Park

Location

South America, 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)
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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."
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    The Peruvian Andes are located in the Peru and stretched along the Pacific coast from the north to the south.
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    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   ... Read more

     

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