From Montaña Jazz short and entertaining walks can be done through the old road to Carhuaz where you can visit small chapels, the Devil’s Rock and traditional small stores (bodegas) where you can try the ¨chicha de Jora¨, beverage made up of fermented corn, buy bread and ¨Serrano Ham¨
In Carhuaz, you can walk down traditional streets lined with old houses, visit the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and taste the delicious local ice creams..
The name Carhuaz or Carhuas comes from the Quechua word “Carhuash” which means yellow, since the area is covered of Brooms, a flower with aromatic fragrance and bright yellow flowers. From its main square you can see the snow capped mountain Hualcán 6,126 m.
It is also known as “binge Carhuaz”, according to the legend, the authorship of this adjective is attributed to the well-known Italian scientist Antonio Raimondi; one day he was traveling along the Callejon de Huaylas and passed by Carhuaz on his way down , where people were celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, the feast is celebrated in the month of September, being the 24th central day
Agriculture is the main economic activity in this area corn, vegetables, vegetables, and fruit such as apples and peaches are grown. Carhuaz is within the circuit of tourism of Huaraz and Callejon Huaylas. If it’s Sunday, you can visit the Fair and Market, buy products from the farms and see the colorful traditional exchange of products. Nearby you can also find hot springs in Marcara and Chancos.
Other alternatives for the more adventurous are nearby trekking circuits in both Mountain Ranges, Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra¨
The new highway Carhuaz-Chacas is a sure path that takes you to the snowy peaks of the Cordillera Blanca crossing the impressive and longest tunnel through the Andes of Peru at an altitude of 4,736 meters above sea level that leads to ·the Callejon de Conchucos, and the towns of Chacas and San Luis where you can appreciate the work of priest Hugo Decenzi, and Matto Grosso project where young locals make beautiful works in wood, stone and looms. It is possible to reach the Sanctuary of Pomallucay and see the greatest work of the congregation of Italian priests in the area. Many agencies are doing this route as part of the tours in Huaraz.
The same route can take you around the impressive snow capped Mountain Huascaran or continue south and reaching the archaeological site of Chavin.
The delicious and typical food of the area can be tasted in the different country restaurants that are close as Mama Mechi, Los Pacaes, Andina Hut, La Cabana, among others.