Huari is the capital of the Huari province, located in the western part of the Ancash Region, 3149 m.a.s.l., near the banks of the Huaritambo river. The city was founded in 1572 as Santo Domingo de Huari, during the rule of Viceroy Toledo. Its name derives from Quechua, meaning “wild, rough, huge, native”, in allusion of its surrounding geography. Huari is known for its important festivities and for it being near several touristic attractions of the Ancash region.
Travel tips for Huari
Due to its location it is common to suffer from Soroche upon arriving to Huari. We recommend you rest and avoid making demanding physical exercise upon arriving to the city. Its better to travel to andean locations with warm clothing to endure to cold, as temperatures drop during the night. In Huari you will be able to find mototaxis which offer interurban transportation at a low cost.