- See the biggest lake of Huascaran National Park.
- Short scenic walk to the viewpoint of Paron.
- Boating tour optional.
US$ 15.00 /person
- Best Season: July to August
- All year: Yes
- Walking Distance: 1.5 km
- Maximum Altitude: 4,300m a.s.l.
- Walk duration: less than 1 hour
- Trek type: Classic bus tour (not serviced by Akilpo)
- Note: only short walk uphill to viewpoint (optional)
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 Pyramid mountain. The relatively easy short hike to the viewpoint invites you to truly breathtaking views.
This tour starts around 8:00 am from Huaraz, a van picks you up from your accommodation, then drives 40 minutes to the city of Carhuaz, where there is a stop to buy water and snacks for the day, from here you can enjoy the view to the mountains allready. The tour continues to Caraz, from here it is ascent through agriculture fields and typical Andean villages. Before you arrive to the lake you will make a short stop at the Paron control to pay for the entrante tickets. It is a total of 3 hours driving to the Paron lagoon at 4200 m. Once there, you can enjoy the landscape and the views. You can make a short walk to the viewpoint of Paron to have an incredible view of the lake and the surrounding mountians. The trail has a steep ascent with the last rocky section up to 4300m. After coming down to the Paron lake you can take boat tour (surcare) or simply enjoy the view of the lake. At 2:00 p.m. we will depart, 3 hours return to Huaraz, end of tour around 6:00 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.
US$ 15 / person
This tour can be booked through Akilpo, but Akilpo doesn’t service this 1 day Paron Lake tour. The trip is organised and run by other agencies working together to fill the tour groups, it is a standard service throughout Huaraz. Akilpo cannot be held responsible for the organisation and aspects of that tour.
Guaranteed daily departure.
The Program Includes:
- Spanish speaking guide
- Private Transport
The Program does not Include:
- Lunch, snacks & drinks.
- Entrance to Paron S/5.00 (soles) per person
- Personal equipments /accessories for the trip
- Expenses of personal nature
A customized private tour can be organised and serviced by Akilpo. Please contact us for more information.
WANT TO DO A DAY TREK TO PARON LAKE ?
For the people who like to hike at the Paron Lake and get a more in depth experience of the surroundings, the Paramount peak, incredible 360° panoramas and go more off the beaten track, we offer 2 day treks that are serviced by Akilpo.
The PARAMOUNT day trek is easy and relatively flat.
The HUANDOY VIEWPOINT is more challenging but offers rewarding 360° panoramas.
Please check these special day treks through the links below!