Welcome to Pomabamba
Known as the City of Cedars (check out the specimen on the plaza), Pomabamba is a great place to spend some time between trekking trips. Soak in a lungful of the crisp mountain troposphere and the small-town ambience; you’d be forgiven for failing to notice that this is supposed to be the ‘largest’ settlement north of Huari. Several cross-Cordillera treks begin and end at this township. There are several sets of hot springs lying in wait for weary hikers on the outskirts of town, although like many thermal baths in the region, atmosphere is distinctly lacking. Many locals come here with soap and shampoo to bathe, as hot showers aren’t ubiquitous in town.