Highest point
Elevation5,723 m (18,776 ft)
Coordinates10°31′52″S 75°55′54″W / 10.53111°S 75.93167°W / -10.53111; -75.93167
Huaguruncho is located in Peru
LocationPeru, Pasco Region
Parent rangeAndes, Waqurunchu

Huaguruncho,[1][2][3][4][5] Tarata[6][7] or Huagaruncho[4][8] is a 5,723-metre-high (18,776 ft)[3][4][7] mountain in the Huaguruncho mountain range in the Andes of Peru. Its highest peak, officially named Tarata,[7] is located in the Pasco Region, Pasco Province, on the border of the districts of Huachón and Ticlacayan. A minor peak, named Huaguruncho Chico[7] by the IGN map, lies west of it in the Ticlacayan District.[6]

Research revealed that fluctuations in Huaguruncho's glaciers were caused by temperature changes in the tropical Atlantic Ocean, with the last major glacial expansion occurring ca. 4000–2000 years ago.[5]


  1. ^ Lezameta, Pablo (2004). Documental de la provincia de Pachitea. Ediciones PASALEAP. pp. 12, 15, 20.
  2. ^ Box, Ben (1999). The South American Handbook. McGraw-Hill/Contemporary. p. 1380. ISBN 9780844249841.
  3. ^ a b "Huaguruncho". Archived from the original on 2016-08-20. Retrieved 2016-07-16.
  4. ^ a b c Biggar, John (2005). The Andes: A Guide for Climbers. Andes. p. 107. ISBN 9780953608720. Huagaruncho
  5. ^ a b Stansell, Nathan D.; et al. (2015). "Late Glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations at Nevado Huaguruncho in the Eastern Cordillera of the Peruvian Andes". Geology. 43 (8): 747–750. doi:10.1130/G36735.1.
  6. ^ a b - UGEL map of the Pasco Province (Pasco Region)
  7. ^ a b c d Peru 1:100 000, Ulcumayo (22-l). IGN (Instituto Geográfico Nacional - Perú).
  8. ^ Neate, Jill (1994). "Peru". Mountaineering in the Andes. RGS-IBG Expedition Advisory Centre. ISBN 0-907649-64-5. Huagaruncho

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