Welcome to Caraz
One of the few places in the valley spared total destruction by earthquakes or aluvión, the town still has a gentle whiff of colonial air. Its lazy Plaza de Armas wouldn’t be out of place in a much smaller pueblo (town or village).
Located 70km north of Huaraz, Caraz offers a head start for rugged treks into the remote northern parts of the Cordillera Blanca, which are some of the best in the region. The north side of Alpamayo (5947m), considered by some to be the most beautiful mountain in the world is accessible from here.