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Peruvian Andes

Range TypePolitically-defined sub-range
Highest PointNevado Huascarán (6746 m/22,133 ft)
CountriesPeru
States/ProvincesCuzco (9%), Arequipa (8%), Puno (8%), San Martín (7%), Loreto (6%), Junín (6%), Ayacucho (6%), Huánuco (5%), Ancash (5%), Lima (5%), Cajamarca (4%), Ucayali (3%), La Libertad (3%), Madre de Dios (3%), Huancavelica (3%), Pasco (3%), Amazonas (3%), Apurímac (3%), Moquegua (2%), Piura (2%), Tacna (2%), Ica (2%), Lambayeque (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area760,164 sq km / 293,500 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,574 km / 978 mi North-South
1,296 km / 805 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long11° 22' S; 74° 39' W
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Map of Peruvian Andes
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Peruvian Andes.
AndesLevel 2 (Parent)
         Cordillera de MeridaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Colombian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Ecuador AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Peruvian AndesLevel 3
                 Cordillera Occidental (Peru)Level 4 (Child)
                 Cordillera Central (Peru)Level 4 (Child)
                 Cordillera Oriental (Peru)Level 4 (Child)
         Bolivian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Puna de AtacamaLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Central Argentina-Chile AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Patagonian AndesLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Peruvian Andes

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Nevado Huascarán674622,133Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
2.Yerupajá661721,709Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
3.Nevado Coropuna640521,014Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
4.Nevado Ausangate637220,906Cordillera Oriental (Peru)
5.Huantsan636920,896Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
6.Huandoy636020,866Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
7.Nevado Chopicalqui634520,817Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
8.Siula Grande634420,814Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
9.Chinchey630920,699Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
10.Nevado Ampato628820,630Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Nevado Huascarán674622,133Cordillera Occidental (Peru)
2.Nevado Ausangate637220,906Cordillera Oriental (Peru)
3.Jalacata556718,264Cordillera Central (Peru)



Photos of Peaks in the Peruvian Andes

Nevado Huascarán
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The icy majesty of Huascaran, highest peak in Peru (2010-11-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Nevado Huascarán-Pico Norte
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The icy majesty of Huascaran, highest peak in Peru (2010-11-06). Photo by Jeff Malik.
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Nevado Coropuna
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Climbers passing round yareta plants enroute to the massive hulk of Coropuna, with the main summit on the left. Photo by Clark Edgeworth.
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Cerro Pisco
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Cerro Pisco is a popular and relativley easy destination in Peru's Cordillera Blanca (2013-08-03). Photo by Paul Brossier.
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Abra Salkantay
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Mount Salkantay from the Salkantay trek, a lodge to lodge trek to Machu Picchu. The trek goes over a pass above 15000 feet near Mt. Salkantay (2010-05-22). Photo by David Parratt.
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Cerro Machu Picchu
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View from summit of Machu Picchu looking down on Machu Picchu site and behind the smaller Huayna Picchu (2010-05-27). Photo by David Parratt.
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Huayna Picchu
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The pointed form of Huayna Picchu looms over the world-famous view of Maccu Picchu in Peru (2008-03-29). Photo by Paul Mines.
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