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The geography of the Pasco department is as varied as its people. The western half of the department is characterized by the Andean Mountain Range while the eastern half is made up of Amazonic tropical rainforest. In the 19th Century, German and Austrian immigrants populated the area and brought their Central European architecture with them. The towns of Oxapampa and Pozuzo are picturesque towns and are beautiful examples of Austrian and German architecture. Further adding to their charm is the jungle setting in which they are located. The descendants of the immigrants still live much how their ancestors lived, cultivating crops. Pasco is home to the Yanachaga–Chemillen National Park which contains 350 species of orchids, more than 520 species of birds, and nearly 125 species of mammals like the otter, the jaguar, the spectacled bear, and the dwarf brocket deer, all of which are endangered and nearing extinction.

Pasco Tourist Information

The terrain of Pasco is rich and diverse with two well-differentiated eco-regions: highlands characterized by its high mesas and cold mountains and the upper jungle with dense vegetation and high humidity. The capital, Cerro de Pasco (4,338 masl) is located in a predominately mining district. The Huayllay Stone Forest National Sanctuary is just forty-five kilometers from Cerro de Pasco. It is a State protected natural area possessing fascinating rocky formations and beautiful lakes.
It was the nineteenth century German and Austrian colonists who brought their architecture and traditions, still preserved today, to the picturesque town of Oxapampa (1,814 masl) where they live. The Yanachaga-Chemillén National Park (122,000 hectares) is located twenty-five kilometers from Oxapampa, and it is composed of high Andean plains, pasturelands, and tropical and cloud forests where exotic life abounds: almost 350 species of orchids, more than 520 species of birds, and nearly 125 species of mammals like the otter, the jaguar, the spectacled bear, the dwarf brocket deer and the giant rat, every one in danger of becoming extinct. The Yanesha, indigenous people, today live in sixty communities.

Continuing to the north, ninety kilometers from Oxapampa, the town of Pozuzo lies where German and Austrian colonists have lived and worked cultivating fruit trees, coffee beans, rice, and tobacco since the nineteenth century. Another town, Villa Rica famous for beautiful waterfalls, is just seventy-one kilometers from Oxapampa and has distinguished itself in the production of coffee, pineapples, and rocoto peppers.
Map of Pasco
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Pasco Useful information
Capital: Cerro de Pasco (4338 masl / 14.229 fasl)
Lowest point: 256 masl / 840 fasl (Puerto Bermúdez)
Highest point: 4380 masl / 14.366 fasl (Yanacancha)
Weather ayacucho
Cerro de Pasco has a cold climate, and constant rains in the fall, spring and summer. The annual average maximum temperature is 12ºC (54ºF) and the minimum is 0.6ºC (31ºF). 
Access routes
access route to Puno
By land: Lima – Cerro de Pasco: 295 km / 183 miles by the Central Highway (7 hours by bus)
Distances from the Cerro de Pasco to the following cities:
Yanahuanca (Province of Daniel Carrion) 64 km (40 miles) / 2 hours
Oxapampa (Province of Oxapampa) 396 km (246 miles) / 9 hours.     
Overland Transport
Overland transport
Cerro de Pasco.
Bus station: Relleno de la Laguna de Patarcocha.
Bus Station: Avenida Mullenbruc and Calle Loechle.
The train schedules are subject to changes. It is recommended to verify in advance the following given information.
-Huancayo-Huancavelica Railroad
Avenida Ferrocarril 461. District of Chilca, Huancayo.
Telephone: (064) 21-7724 / 216662 / 217294.
Regular Train: Duration 5 hours. Departures: Mon. – Sat. 6:30 P.M., 1:00 P.M., and Sun. 2:00 P.M.
Fast train: Duration 4 hours. Departures: Fri. 6:20 A.M. and Sun. 6:00 P.M.
Express train: Duration 3 hours. Capacity: 11 passengers (Service upon request)
Health Centers
health centers

Cerro de Pasco: Daniel Alcides Carrion Hospital
Avenida Los Incas, San Juan.
Telephone: (063) 72-2272 / 72-2108 - Attention: 24 hours
Oxapampa: Support Hospital
Jiron Enrique Bottger
Telephone: (063) 76-2022 / 76-2023 - Attention: 24 hours

Pozuzo: Health Center
Avenida Los Colonos 210
Telephone: (063) 70-7012 - Attention: 24 hours.
Local Police Station
police station

Cerro de Pasco: National Police of Peru Headquarters
Avenida Los Proceres - San Juan. Telephone: (063) 72-2326 / 72-2117. Attention: 24 hours
Oxapampa: National Police of Peru
Telephone: (063) 76-2217

Pozuzo: National Police of Peru
Main Square, Pozuzo. Telephone: (063) 79-7026
Craft market
craft market

Cerro de Pasco.
National Industrial, Agro-industrial, Handcraft, and Tourist Fair
State Building, San Juan. Telephone/fax: (063) 72-2275
Expo gallery of samples. State building #3
Avenida Los Proceres, San Juan. Telephone: (063) 72-3168 / (063) 72-2275

Handcraft, Agricultural, and Agro-industrial Fai
Paseo Los Colonos. Telephone: (063) 72-2143M
Postal Service
postal services
Jiron 28 de Julio - San Juan, Cerro de Pasco. Telephone: (063) 72-2143.
Attention: 8:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.MM
Tourist Information
tourist information
-Regional Government of Junín
-IPerú, Tourist Information Email: or click here
Company name
Web Site/ Email
Empresa de Transportes Junín S.R.L
(064) 321-1234 / 323-494
Pasco Cuisine
Typical dishes :
The following is a list of the most typical dishes of the department:
  • Pachamanca: different types of meat, potatoes and corn cooked in a pre-Hispanic style (on hot stones buried into the ground) and seasoned with aromatic herbs.
  • Picante de cuy: Guinea pig stew cooked in a peanut and aji panca pepper sauce.
  • Caldo de cabeza: ram head soup prepared with mint and aji peppers.

Traditional drinks:

  • Ponche de maca: drink made of maca, a local root with energizing properties.
  • Caliche: a type of distilled liquor.
  • Chicha de jora: fermented corn drink, which origin and consumption predate the Incas.
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