- See the biggest lake of Huascaran National Park.
- Short scenic walk to the viewpoint of Paron.
- Boting tour as option foy you.
FROM US$ 19.90 /person
- Best Season: July to August
- All year: Yes
- Walking Distance: 1.5 km
- Maximum Altitude: 4,300m a.s.l.
- Walk duration: 1.5 hours
- Trek type: Classic – Bus tour
- Difficulty Grade: Moderate –Moderate
Laguna Paron is the largest lake in Huascaran National Park and is located 101km north of Huaraz and about 3 hours drive.
The turquoise color of its waters is simply incredible and the landscape allows you to observe the reflection of the Piramid mountain. the relative easy short hike to th overlook invite you the truly breathtaking views.
This tour starts at 8:00 am from Huaraz, our van picks you up from your accommodation, then drive 40 minutes to the city of Carhuaz, where we stop to buy water and snacks for the day, from here you can enjoy the view to the mountains allready. Our tour continues to Caraz, from here it is ascent through agriculture fields and typical Andean villages. before we arrive to the lake we will make a short stop at the Paron control to pay for the tickets. It is total 3 hours driving to the entrance of the Paron lagoon 4200 m. Once arrived, we prepare everything necessary to enjoy the landscape and the views. We will make a short walk to the viewpoint of Paron to have an incredible view of the contour, which consists of a steep ascent with the last rocky section up to 4300m. then we go down to the Paron lake and here we have an extra hour, you can take boat tour advantage or simply enjoy the view of the lake. At 2:00 p.m. we will depart, 3 hours return to Huaraz, end of tour 5:30 p.m.
Rest one day if you feel tired afther long drive to Huaraz – for both your safety and your enjoyment.
RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION
The road from Caraz to Laguna Paron in the Huascarán National Park is dirt road and some sections of this road might be bumpy in addition to winding sections in the ascent/descent to and from the lake.
Remember that this tour physically is very easy but if you come from the sea level or is not used to the height and you do this tour on the morning of your arrival in Huaraz you will probably feel mild symptoms of altitude sickness, generally on the return. If it is necessary you can rest one day.
Recommendations for Best Seasons
All year around. The best time is from mid-April to late September or early October. April, May and June are the best months for lovers of flowers and green landscape. July through August are the best months for blue sky & also an excellent period for photographers (warm colours and clear blue skies are great!). From September to April you get a mixed sunny and pretty cloudy landscape.
The entire Cordillera Blanca has a semi-dry and semi-cold climate, with an average maximum temperature of 23.9° C (75.0° F) and a minimum of 1.1° C (33.98° F). The climate is very unpredictable, even in the dry season it can rain. During the days it can vary from hot to very frigid temperatures, included rain and strong winds or snow over 4800 meters above sea level. It usually starts getting cloudy more often in early September. October and November are the months when after 2-3pm you can count on afternoon showers.
The Akilpo serviced 1-day trek of Laguna Paron is for groups with a maximum of 14 persons / One guide.
(please consult with us about prices if your group has less than 7 people).
The price includes the following:
- Trip briefing one day before the trek.
- Breakfast, Lunch, snacks and hot drinks.
- Private transport from your hostel/hotel to and from the trail head.
- Akilpo selected professional and experienced guide.
- First aid kit, supplementary oxygen, radio.
The following is not included in the price:
- Personal Lunch snack preferences & drinks.
- Entrance to Paron S/05.00 (soles) per person
- Personal equipments /accessories for the trip
- Expenses of personal nature.
- Accommodation in Huaraz.
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DO YOU LIKE SEE MORE IN THE SAME AREA?
For the people looking for longer stay in this Sector, or make nice day trek where no ones except you and your group. Dou you like to see more mountains may be as impresive Paramount mountain?, or hike up hill trough out-pist trail to incredible 360° of panorama. Please check our special Day treks the bellow.