Yanarahu (Carhuaz-Huaraz)

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This article is about the mountain in the Ancash Region, in the provinces Carhuaz and Huaraz, in Peru. For other uses, see Yanarahu.
Yanarahu is located in Peru
Elevation 5,100 m (16,700 ft)
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°21′17″S 77°25′33″W / 9.35472°S 77.42583°W / -9.35472; -77.42583Coordinates: 9°21′17″S 77°25′33″W / 9.35472°S 77.42583°W / -9.35472; -77.42583

Yanarahu (Quechua yana black,[1] rahu snow, ice, mountain with snow,[2] "black snow peak", hispanicized spelling Yanaraju) is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru, about 5,100 metres (16,732 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, in the provinces Carhuaz and Huaraz.[3] Yanarahu lies in the Huascarán National Park, west of the Tuqllarahu and north-east of the Urus.


  1. ^ Teofilo Laime Acopa, Diccionario Bilingüe, Iskay simipi yuyay k'ancha, Quechua – Castellano, Castellano – Quechua: yana - adj. Negro, -gra. De color muy oscuro. || Oscuro, -ra. Que carece de luz o claridad.
  2. ^ babylon.com
  3. ^ escale.minedu.gob.pe - UGEL map of the Carhuaz Province (Ancash Region) showing "Nevado Yanaraju"

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