Chavin de Huantar ruins
Time: 9 hours
Distance: 109 km
Chavín de Huántar is an archaeological site from the pre-Incan Chavin culture of around 900BC containing ruins and other artefacts. The site is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The access point for trips to Chavin de Huántar is Huaraz, 3 hours away – most travelers choose opt to take the easier option, and go with one of the numerous tour groups offering a Chavin itinerary, but it is quite easy to get there by public bus and the ruin is well in walking distance inside the town. Now, the highway is paved most of the way and the view on the way is spectacular.
Itienerary: Huaraz – Catac – Querococha lake, geological fault (Peruvian map) – Conde ravine, Cauish tunnel – Zona de Conchucos – Tambillos – Shirapata – Hirca – Machac – Querkos – Chavin de Huantar ruins.