CORDILLERA BLANCA – PERU
The Cordillera Blanca is a snowcapped mountain range in the Ancash region of Peru. This mountain range is part of the Huascarán National Park which is named after the highest mountain in Peru, Huáscarán (6,768m). The Cordillera Blanca is also home to Alpamayo, considered to be the most beautiful mountain in the world. There are an estimated 260 glaciers within the Cordillera Blanca. These glaciers feed the clear glacial lakes and create thermal hot springs. This region offers some excellent opportunities for hiking such as the Santa Cruz, Alpamayo circuit, and Rurec Shaqsha treks.