In the Andes, people still live in the traditional way and have done so for thousands of years. The picturesque villages that dot the mountain sides decorate all the Andean region with their native agricultural crops, llama and alpaca farming, as well as the traditional dress of their community. This is where you find the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Salkantay, Ausangate and the impressive Cusco region. The Cordillera Blanca is to the North of the Peruvian Andes and home to Peru’s highest mountain Huascaran at 6768 metres elevation (see the Cordillera Blanca section); Arequipa and Colca Canyon, with their canyons and volcanos and the highest navigable lake in the world, Lake Titicaca are also found in the Andean region at a whopping 3800 metres elevation! (See the Southern Peru section). The North of Peru also has its Andean region with impressive sites such as Kuelap, Cajamarca and Chachapoyas. All these fascinating areas of Peru are connected by the magnificent Andes, your only dilemma is to make sure you have time to see all the regions!