Situated on the western coast of South America, Peru is one of the most diverse and scenic countries in the world. Boasting glaciers, mountains, deserts, rainforests and altiplano, the country has rapidly become one of the world’s top tourist destinations. With large stretches of mountainous wilderness, it is especially popular among trekkers and mountaineers.
Famous Mountains in Peru
The Andes Mountains run from north to south along the spine of Peru, dividing the country into several distinct climate zones. Within the Andes Mountains, there are various subranges. Among the most popular of these subranges for mountaineering and trekking expeditions is the Cordillera Huayhuash.
Located north of the capital, Lima, the Cordillera is home to four mountains with an elevation of 6,000 metres (19,700 feet) or more. Unlike the nearby Cordillera Blanca, there are fewer valleys and higher mountain passes in the Huayhuash, making it popular for trekkers trying to avoid the usual, more crowded, destinations.
Other popular peaks in Peru are:
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