The cordillera blanca is the most extensive tropical icecovered mountain range in the world and has the largest concentration of ice in peru. Tropical glaciers in the peruvian andes are very sensitive to climate change and. The cordillera central is part of the andes in peru. Crontca forestal del peru 597 602 608 614 616 618 621 630 63. Wherever you throw your gaze, perennially frozen white peaks razor their way through expansive mantles of limegreen valleys. Perennial snows begin at elevations of about 5,000 m. Featuring free wifi access throughout the property, hotel cordillera offers petfriendly accommodations in talca. Drainage is into the titicaca basin to the south and into the atlantic. Cordillera central peru tanta, lima, peru landmark. Nevados importantes del peru, cordillera volcanica en peru. The cordillera blanca is the largest glacial region not only of the tropical andes but of the earths equatorial and subequatorial zones as well, with contemporary glaciation covering 1,000 sq km.
Ruta lima trujillo 2014 panamericana norte 562 km peru duration. Extensive areas of this mountain system are glacierized. Each june the worlds toughest mountain bike race is held. The glacierized area, estimated from landsat images, is 48 km 2. Vilcanota y vilcabamba andes del centro con 755, 374 y 355 glaciares y. Trekperu a complete, bilingual guide to travel in peru. Perus cordillera region consists of three main mountain ranges the cordillera blanca, the cordillera negra and the cordillera huayhuash bisected by populated valleys and best accessed through the mediumsized city of huaraz.
The following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. It contains the paryaqaqa p, yauyos y and pichqa waqra pw mountain ranges. It includes several peaks over 6,000 metres 19,690 ft high and 722 individual glaciers. Peru is located on the western side of south america between lat 0 and 18s. Pdf new records of birds from the northern cordillera. Explore the cordilleras, lima to santiago overland tour oasis. Alberto and i, after our successful first ascent of yaromaria i 74188941. The cordillera blanca is the worlds second highest mountain range bested only by the himalayas and home to over 700 individual glaciers.
It is part of the cordillera occidental the westernmost part of the peruvian andes, and trends in a northwesterly direction for 200 km between 808 and 958s of latitude and 7700 and 7752 w of longitude. The cordillera central spanish for central mountain range is part of the andes in peru. Wherever you throw your gaze, perennially frozen white peaks razor their way through expansive mantles of. From our membership agreement lulu is a place where people of all ages, backgrounds, experience, and professions can publish, sell, or buy creative content such as novels, memoirs, poetry, cookbooks, technical manuals, articles, photography books, childrens books, calendars, and a host of other content that defies easy categorization. Characteristics of precipitating storms in glacierized tropical andean. Day trips of perus cordillera blanca lonely planet. It extends in a northerly direction approximately between 11. Peru has a great diversity of climate, of way of life, and of economic activity. Explore the cordilleras holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Other articles where cordillera central is discussed. It is part of the interoceanic drainage divide between the santa and marafion river basins.
Louisiana state university museum of zoology and other institutions. New records of birds from the northern cordillera central of. New records of birds from the northern cordillera central of peru cotinga29080304. Recent fieldwork in the isolated cordilleras of peru by personnel of the. About 180 km long, the range has 35 peaks over 6,000 m in elevation, the highest of which is mount huascaran 6,768 m. In the cordillera occidental, at latitude 10 s, the deep, narrow huaylas valley separates two ranges, cordillera blanca to the east and cordillera negra to the west. Cordillera blanca the highest mountain range in the corsdillera occidental of the peruvian andes.811 786 1589 1192 1566 95 996 1483 1092 359 1243 397 908 910 1128 631 1199 976 760 109 985 683 1143 1122 1545 1218 102 1093 312 210 579 1095 1038 740 1426 1482