What is the city of Peru that is known as the Peruvian Switzerland?

What is the city of Peru that is known as the Peruvian Switzerland? Photo: Composition

Peru is a country with great tourist diversity. Lovers of heat and the sea can visit the peruvian coasts Distributed in 10 regions, those who seek a dry climate like that of the mountains have more than one travel option in the country and those who wish to explore the jungle have 5 regions that are part of the world’s first lung.

But, Peru not only stands out for its great vegetation, but also for its large snow-capped mountains that are located in the Andes Mountains. There is a place very close to this area where It has been called the Peruvian Switzerland. Find out what the reason is below.

The Peruvian Switzerland is the province from Huaraz what It is located at 3090 masl The name of this place comes from the Quechua language ‘waraq’, which means star. is about a 408 kilometers north of Lima and it is one of the most modern cities in the Peruvian Andes. It is a place with a lot of history and that at the time suffered one of the greatest tragedies that occurred in Peru. A huge block of ice fell from one of the highest snow-capped mountains in the world, the Huascaran and ended up burying its neighboring town, Yungay.

Saúl Luciano Lliuya, 41, poses for a photo in front of the Palcaraju mountain, in the Huascarán National Park, in Huaraz, northeastern Peru, on May 23, 2022. - Lliuya, a farmer and tour guide from the Cordillera Blanca del Peru Andes, is carrying out a legal battle so that the German energy giant RWE is declared by the German justice responsible for the melting of Peruvian glaciers, due to its greenhouse gas emissions.  (Photo by Luka GONZALES / AFP)
Saúl Luciano Lliuya, 41, poses for a photo in front of the Palcaraju mountain, in the Huascarán National Park, in Huaraz, northeastern Peru, on May 23, 2022. – Lliuya, a farmer and tour guide from the Cordillera Blanca del Peru Andes, is carrying out a legal battle so that the German energy giant RWE is declared by the German justice responsible for the melting of Peruvian glaciers, due to its greenhouse gas emissions. (Photo by Luka GONZALES / AFP)

Among the main attractions from Huaraz there are the snow-capped mountains, since on one side, there is the extensive Cordillera Blanca and from the town you can see that natural attraction. You can be on the street, in a restaurant, house or hotel and a snowy peak will be visible.

This also happens in Switzerland, a country that has a large number of glaciers and therefore a considerable amount of water resources. Huaraz is similar in it. It is known that 4% of the entire area of ​​the Swiss country is covered by the most important resource for human survival, water. However, both nations are witness to the impact generated by the global warming, generating the melting of snow-capped mountains.

The well-known Pastoruri snow-capped mountain is a clear example of the effect generated by pollution. There, “The climate change route” has been created, showing how the ice has been reduced in a few years. Experts predict that in 15 or 20 years there will be no white crust left in that place.

GIVEN: During the last 50 years, Peru has lost about 50% of its snow-capped mountains, creating new lagoons and creating avalanche probabilities.

Laguna 69. (Photo: PAS Capture)
Laguna 69. (Photo: PAS Capture)

The region from Huaraz receives more than one appellation. In 1823, it received the title of ‘the very generous’, for being a region determined to support the Independence of America. The other nickname is the Peruvian Switzerland for the view that you have from the city towards the snow-capped mountains.

There are several places you can visit while in Huaraz, but below we will show you the best known.

1. Cordillera Blanca and its snow-capped mountains.

two. Pastoruri and the route of climate change.

3. The town of Yungay.

Four. Raimondi Puyas.

5. Paron Lagoon.

Holy Week in Huaraz: price of tours, tickets, stay, tourist places and more.  (Photo: Capture)
Holy Week in Huaraz: price of tours, tickets, stay, tourist places and more. (Photo: Capture)

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