Cerro de Pasco: The Highest City in the World

How would you feel about visiting the highest city in the world? If you think I am talking about Cusco, you are of course, wrong. Cerro de Pasco, located in the Pasco region of central Peru, is situated at an elevation of 14,210 feet above sea level.

It is the highest city with more than 50,000 people, in the whole wide world. Cerro de Pasco is connected to Lima by road and rail and can easily be reached, if you are willing to bear the biting cold. With a rich colonial history and loads of local legends to boot, Cerro de Pasco is one of the quirkiest Peruvian towns you could possibly visit. Do not expect anything grand or touristic but do experience the quirky architecture and the colonial buildings that have been left behind.

When you are at Cerro de Pasco, make sure that you taste the local cuisine, which is absolutely delicious. Another must-do when you are at Cerro de Pasco is to take pictures, as many as you can. There aren’t many pictures online of this great town that is probably not much visited because there aren’t too many glossy pictures on Instagram!

So go ahead and take a tour of this alpine town that promises something eccentric and weird but also something exhilarating in the true sense of the word. Once you visit, do let us know what the place was like and how you liked your trip to Cerro de Pasco. It is usually very cold in the city and the average yearly temperature hovers around 5 degree Celsius. Pack loads of warm and woolen clothes.


Jude C

I am a travel enthusiast who has closely worked with different communities. My interests range from alternative rock to English literature. I also happen to love cats a lot.

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