Carhuaz is one of the twenty provinces of the Ancash department, in Peru. By the north and west, it limits with the province of Yungay, by the east it limits with the provinces of Asuncion and Huari, and by the south it limits with the province of Huaraz.
In 1934 was founded the province of Carhuaz.
Carhuaz comes from the quechua word “qarwash” that means “yellow”. This word is related with the retama native plant, that is the main plant of the city.
Carhuaz is a famous town because it has excellent fruit ice creams.
Best time to visit Carhuaz
The best month to visit Carhuaz is september because they celebrate the traditional festival to honor the patron Virgin de las Mercedes. During this week, the residents organize parades, dances, bullfights and other cultural and religious activities.
Climate in Carhuaz
The climate in Carhuaz is template and dry from april to december, and it is damp from january to march, because it is the rainy season. The average annual temperature is 61.16°F (16.2°C). November is the warmest month of the year, with an average temperature of 62.24°F (16.8°C), and july is the coldest month of the year, with an average temperature of 59.54°F (15.3°C).
Things to do in Carhuaz
Nightlife in Carhuaz
Where to eat in Carhuaz
The tourist places to see in Carhuaz
Location: 35 km. from Huaraz, in the Comunidad Campesina de Tupac Yupanqui This archaeological complex is one of the most importants places in Callejon de Huaylas. It has four principal tombs and two rectangular squares.
Baños termales de Chancos
Location: 8 km. from Carhuaz downtown, in the district of Marcara Thermal baths that have medicinal properties. The average temperature of the water is 165.2°F (74°C). This place is perfecto to enjoy with the family.
The things to do in Carhuaz
Plaza de Armas
Location: Carhuaz Downtown Central square that has a beautiful water fountain. From it you can see the main buildings of the town like the City Hall and the San Pedro temple.
How to reach Carhuaz
Carhuaz by train
Currently it isn’t possible to reach Carhuaz by train.
Carhuaz by flight
Carhuaz doesn’t has an airport. The Comandante FAP German Arias Graziani airport is the nearest to Carhuaz, located in the north west of Huaraz (15 minutes by car).
Carhuaz by bus
The distance from Lima to Carhuaz is 270.5 miles (435.3 km), and the average journey time is 7 hours 10 minutes.
Accomodations in Carhuaz
Currently we don’t have information about comfort hotels in Carhuaz.
Location: 500, Ave Camino Real, Carhuaz Price: 82 soles Hotel that offers clean and tidy rooms for a good price. They have shared bathrooms.
Hotel El Abuelo
Location: Jr. 9 de Diciembre 257, Carhuaz 43 Price: 244 soles Hotel that offers rooms with garden view, WiFi, private bathroom and room service. Also, it offers free breakfast and free transportation to the airport.
Important dates in Carhuaz
Last week of september
Traditional celebration that honors the patron Virgin de las Mercedes. During a week the residents organize cultural and religious activities like dances, rituals and bullfights.