The National Park Huascaran includes the Andean region, beyond the 4,000 m altitude in the Cordillera Blanca in Peru . An exception is the only region Cham parameters. It has an area of 3400 square kilometers. The national park is located to 6768 meters the highest mountain in Peru and the fourth highest mountain in South America , the name of the Nevado Huascaran bears.
One of the rarest plants on earth grows here. The Puya raimondii from the family of the bromeliads , is up to 10 meters high and can reach an age of 100 years. Notable animal species found in the National Park are the spectacled bear and the Andean condor. The National Park and its mountain range attracts many climbers from around the world and the target of numerous expeditions High , whose starting point is the city most of Huaraz is.
The establishment of national parks is to conserve flora , fauna , beautiful landscapes and scientific research. By controlling the access and the payment of an admission fee to the annually increasing stream of mountaineers are regulated to prevent damage to the sensitive nature.