Welcome to Almawasi - a unique bed and breakfast style adobe lodge with unrivalled views of Peru's highest peak, Mount Huascarán (6,768 metres). For more than twenty years, guests from around the world have enjoyed our warm hospitality, comfortable accommodation with private hot showers and healthy home-style meals, prepared fresh from our organic garden and orchard.
Nestled high (approximately 8,200 ft/2,500 m a.s.l.) in the Cordillera Negra (Black Mountains) in the Andes Mountains, Almawasi is the perfect spot to just relax and rejuvenate or to experience local authentic Peruvian adventures. Being located on the highest "tropical mountain" in the world, it's magical, unique and full of surprises!
The people of the nearby towns of Yungay, Caraz and Matacoto are warm and welcoming. With minimal exposure to tourists, many still live an untouched, traditional lifestyle. Be sure to visit Chacas, a once impoverished village that has been transformed into a cultural centre for world-renowned hand-crafted Peruvian art. Chavín de Huántar is an interesting archaeological site containing ruins and artifacts of the Chavín, a major pre-Inca culture.
Lose yourself in the beauty of the scenic Huascarán National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you are looking for outdoor adventure, Almawasi is a perfect base camp to start and end your trekking, hiking, climbing, birdwatching, mountain biking, canoeing or photography vacation.