Peru is located on the western side of south america between lat 0 and 18s. The cordillera blanca is the most extensive tropical icecovered mountain range in the world and has the largest concentration of ice in peru. It contains the paryaqaqa p, yauyos y and pichqa waqra pw mountain ranges. Ruta lima trujillo 2014 panamericana norte 562 km peru duration. Cordillera central peru tanta, lima, peru landmark. Tropical glaciers in the peruvian andes are very sensitive to climate change and. Wherever you throw your gaze, perennially frozen white peaks razor their way through expansive mantles of.
The glacierized area, estimated from landsat images, is 48 km 2. 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. Drainage is into the titicaca basin to the south and into the atlantic. Peru has a great diversity of climate, of way of life, and of economic activity. Trekperu a complete, bilingual guide to travel in peru.
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. The cordillera central spanish for central mountain range is part of the andes in peru. The following 20 files are in this category, out of 20 total. New records of birds from the northern cordillera central of. Explore the cordilleras, lima to santiago overland tour oasis. New records of birds from the northern cordillera central of peru cotinga29080304. It is part of the interoceanic drainage divide between the santa and marafion river basins.
Pdf new records of birds from the northern cordillera. The cordillera blanca is the worlds second highest mountain range bested only by the himalayas and home to over 700 individual glaciers. Day trips of perus cordillera blanca lonely planet. Extensive areas of this mountain system are glacierized. 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. The glacierized area is estimated from landsat images to extend for more than 100 km 2. It includes several peaks over 6,000 metres 19,690 ft high and 722 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. Crontca forestal del peru 597 602 608 614 616 618 621 630 63. Vilcanota y vilcabamba andes del centro con 755, 374 y 355 glaciares y. Alberto and i, after our successful first ascent of yaromaria i 74188941. Cordillera blanca the highest mountain range in the corsdillera occidental of the peruvian andes. Other articles where cordillera central is discussed.
Wherever you throw your gaze, perennially frozen white peaks razor their way through expansive mantles of limegreen valleys. Louisiana state university museum of zoology and other institutions. Explore the cordilleras holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. Perennial snows begin at elevations of about 5,000 m. Characteristics of precipitating storms in glacierized tropical andean. Recent fieldwork in the isolated cordilleras of peru by personnel of the. Each june the worlds toughest mountain bike race is held. Cordillera central, peru article about cordillera central. Nevados importantes del peru, cordillera volcanica en 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. Featuring free wifi access throughout the property, hotel cordillera offers petfriendly accommodations in talca. It extends in a northerly direction approximately between 11.1004 1660 607 405 1283 486 167 1563 761 86 121 405 1116 618 336 115 662 40 1161 196 1075 950 1447 377 1180 1093 1485 440 324 71 425 1234 717