Carhuaz is a city in the Ancash Region, Peru. Its temperature average is from 12 to 14 degrees Celsius. Near this city, the hot springs of Monterrey and the airport of Anta are located. The streets of the city of Carhuaz, capital of the province of Carhuaz which was created by law 7951 of December 14, 1934, are similar to those of the other cities of the Callejón de Huaylas. Its name derives from carhuash, which means yellow, that is to say, the color of the retama flowers (broom flowers) that covers the hills that are contiguous to the city.