Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Huascarán National Park, Peru

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_1109

This park is located in the Pacific coastal province of Ancash in central Peru. It consists of the antiquities of a world cultural heritage site and protects an area of 3,400 km2. Mount Huascarán, which is in the world’s highest tropical mountain range, the South American Cordillera, rises to 6,768 m above sea level. The park is also home to such species as the spectacled bear and the Andean condor.

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