Huaraz is the capital of the Department of Ancash, and also its tourism hotspot, being the gateway to the Callejon de Huaylas, a valley between two mountain ranges, the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Negra, with access to the majestic snow-capped peaks of the Huascaran National Park

There are lots of budget and mid-range accommodation options in Huaraz itself, as well as some lovely properties located overlooking the valley, in beautiful mountain settings.