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CHACAS


General Data

Location: It is located in the mountain of Ancash, area of Conchucos, in the denominated Alley of Yanamayo.

It distances and time of trip in public transportation and private from surrounding different cities: 118km. To the not this of the city of Huaraz, 5 hours of trip in public (Company of Transport walks They and Tourism Renzo) trasporte and 4 hours in van.

Access

Particular Automobile - Public Bus
118 km of Huaraz to Chacas. 5 hours aprox.
State of the roads: The tract Huaraz - Carhuaz is asphalted and the road Carhuaz - Chacas is affirmed
Means of transport: There is public transportation from Huaraz.

Climate

Chacas offers a cold climate during the precipitations of the southern (January, February and March) summer, although the rains usually enlarge to other stations to be located in north full mountain, near the jalcas. Days of solar intense heat, during the months of May, June, July and August.

Due to their location in the region of the low puna and to their next position to the tropic, it presents a marked contrast of temperature the 24 hours of the day. It oscillates from 10ºC to 30ºC in the day and from 5ºC at 10ºC in the night.

Gastronomy

The typical plates of the County of Asunción are:
The spicy or spicy pony of guinea pig
The stew
The spicy jitqa: Spicy of jumbled yuyo with tender parboiled potatoes
The timpush "Sacred Broth": caldillo with grass aromatic, abundant eggs and with lightly toasted pepper.
Chicha in broth: hen boiled in broth chicha

Lodging Places

In the town of Chacas, there are few lodging establishments, they highlight the houses lodging.

Attractiveness in the destination

Sanctuary of Ashu Suckles: Located in the same Square of Weapons, it was built before 1587 and National declared Historical Monument. He/she has the classic structure with double steeple, with carved fine hall door and a vitral in the superior part of the frontis. The doors, windows and carved armchairs are in the interior, adorned with wooden angels and vitrales. School - Shop and cooperative Don Bosco: located to backs of the main church. It is the place where cabinetmakers and engravers are formed and at the same time the children and youths carry out their primary and secondary studies. Museum of Chacas: it presents a collection of stone sculptures with a variety of figures, devices of figured stone, varied ceramic, metallurgy Recuay among other discoveries.

TOURIST CIRCUITS

In this county you can locate tourist important circuits and/or itineraries that are supplemented among the counties interconnected with Carhuaz, Asunción and San Luis

Circuit Tourist Huari-San Luis-Chacas-gulch Pompey-tip Olympic-Shilla-Carhuaz

This circuit that unites two counties whose limit is the Mountain range Blanca; the access can carry out for the route from the highway to Huari. Huamparán-San Luis-Chacas and also for Carhuaz. Seat - broken Ulta and the Olympic Tip. This circuit is very representative, especially for the tourism of high mountain, so much in the walk modality like in the escalades.

This circuit has an approximate extension of 200 kms and it can be carried out in 7 days, that is to say to leave for Chacas and later on Carhuaz.

Tourist Itinerary Chacas. Broken Juitush. Portachuelo of the Deep Gulch. Broken Pompey - Broken Vesuvius and Broken Potaca

They are itineraries in three variants that, leaving of Chacas, it is entered first broken Juitush, the second for the gulch Vesuvius and the third for the gulch Potaca; all the areas constitute routes of high mountain for the development of the specialized tourism of walk and escalades in mountain, for the oriental slope of the white mountain range, in those that is possible to observe picturesque lagoons, gulches with flora and varied fauna and nevdaos.

The journey for this area, toward three the three referred gulches, he/she has aprox. 80 kms.

Tourist itinerary Chacas - Acochaca-gulch Chucpin - san Luis. Pomallucay

It is a conventional itinerary that begins in Chacas, going down to the gulch Chacapata, then to the district Acochaca, Broken Chucpin, San Luis and the Sanctuary of Pumallucay; it is especially an itinerary of singular attraction with a geographical configuration with cultivation fields, centers populated with special landscapes.

The journey for this area has an average of 50 kms. Of distance, and in vehicle in 3 round trip hours ago.

Parties:

In Chacas there is a party that takes place still following the Spanish habit, it is so they make a bullfight in the square the days 17 and 18 of August like part of their employer party. One has the belief that in this party somebody has to die, otherwise the year will be bad for all.

Other festivities:
February: carnivals and party of the crosses.
March / April: Week Saint
Cult to Dolores' Virgin
May (01) Day of the pachamancas
June Party of the Corpus Christi
August (15) Employer party in honor to the Virgin of Asunción
August (30) Party in the country house Sapcha
September (08) Party in the village of Lluychus
September (29) Party in honor to San Miguel
Party in the village of Huayá
October (15) Party in the village Huallin
November Day of all the Santos

Craft

Joinery: Chacas is characterized for the I marvel carved in wood that the youths that are interned in the school for artists engravers of Don Bosco of the Operation carry out I Kill Grosso.

Textilería: The residents of the different districts are devoted to make fabrics of ovino wool, they elaborate ponchos, llicllas, chompas, polleras, etc.

Wise that?

The name Chacas comes from Quechua Chalana that means vessel that is good to extract liquids of big recipients. Other versions express that it comes from the Quechua voice Chanca "isaka" that can translate you as Bridge to Spanish, for they are based it on the argument that all the entrance roads and exit of the town always cross bridges. The diffused version is that that points out that Chacas comes from Chaga that means Watchtower.

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