H uaraz is located at 3090 meters above sea level and is known to some as Peruvian Switzerland. Not because of the beauty of the city itself but because of the towering mountains around it. Huaraz is best to visit between April and September because of the dry season. The city offers basic budget backpacker hostels to three star hotels. Huaraz is the perfect base to find access quickly to the surrounding mountains and ‘Parque Nacional Huascaran’.