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Climate
: Heavy rain from December to March and a markedly dry season from May to October, with sunny days reaching temperatures of 25°C and extremely cold nights.

Access: The most recommended route to get to Huaraz and the entire Callejón de Huaylas is by the road that runs from Pativilca (Kilometer 210 of the North Pan-American Highway) and climbs up to the highlands, crossing over altitudes of up to 4,100 masl (Lake Conococha, the headwaters of the Santa River). The route runs for 410 km from Lima (6-8 hours) along a winding road in excellent condition. There is also an airfield that receives charter flights.

The Huascaran National Park was established on July, 1st, 1975, through Law (D.S.) N 0622-75-AG. UNESCO recognized it as Natural Inheritance of the Humanity in 1985 and as a Biosphere Reserve in 1977. Huascaran National Park includes the Cordillera Blanca, the highest Tropical chain of mountains in the world, and is located in the department of Ancash, provinces of Huaylas, Yungay, Carhuaz, Huaraz, Recuay, Bolognesi, Pomabamba, Huari, Mariscal Luzuriaga and Asunción. It has a surface of 340,000 hectares.

The Huascaran National Park has a very rich flora, fauna, and beauty landscapes. Some of its peaks and lagoons are very popular around the world. Mount Huascaran is the highest mountain in Peru - 6,768 m.a.s.l. this park presents seven microclimates where more than 779 species of flowers (304 types and 104 families) live.

We can find the Puya (Puya Raimondi), there are queñual forests (Polylepis sp.) which make up the high andean plateau. There are 8 types and 10 different species of mammals sucha as the wild cat (Oncifelis Colocolo), the andean cat (Oreailurus Jacobita), the spectaded bear (Tremarctos Orriatus), the taruca (Hippocamelus Antisensis) and the vicuna (Vicugna Vicugna).

There are also some birds in the Huascaran National Park such as the andean condor (Vultur Gryphus) the pato de los torrentos (Merganetta Armata), the partridge (Tinamotis Pentlandii), among others.


Other Peruvian National Parks

Cutervo National Park
Tingo Maria National Park
Manu National Park
Huascaran National Park
Cerros de Amotape National Park
Rio Abiseo National Park
Yanachaga Chemillen National Park
Bahuaja Sonene National Park


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Huascaran National Park
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