When To Go
To be confident of views in clear dry weather, most visitors arrive here May-Oct when there is little or no rain.
Getting Local Currency
Peruvian Nuevo Sol. There’s a bank in Huaraz where you can exchange dollars into local currency.
GMT -5 hours.
The colonial cities of Trujillo and Chiclayo, and the Moche and Chimú cultures of the Pacific coast, further north on the Panamericano highway (or via the spectacular Cañon del Pato road which partly follows an old railway track).
From Lima to Huaraz (420 km) is a 7-8 hour drive on a paved road; there are also short flights with LC Airlines.
Semana Santa, Easter. Lively and colourful.
El Señor de la Soledad: Annually in week starting 3 May. Processions, dancing, music and fireworks.
Semana de Andinismo (mountaineering week): Annual climbing and skiing week.
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