There is now a hotel up there and people go on trips and get
tours of the mountains and about how the Andes mountains became
famous. There are farms to see and you can get the train up to the
mountain for some sight seeing.
No, the Himalayas are the highest mountains in the world.
No. The Andes Mountains in South America are among the
tallest in the world, they are not the tallest. Those honors go to
the Himalaya Mtns of southeast Asia. Mt. Everest of the
Himalaya is the world highest Mtn at 29,035'.
As you go higher into the Andes mountains it gets colder and
drier. The altiplano region is a desert. Thus, the agriculture
becomes irrigation dependent and the crops or livestock need to be
adapted to these conditions.