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Price
$45 per person
Duration
1 Day
Destination
Cordillera Blanca
Travellers
06+
2 Reviews
4.5 out of 5

ESCAPE COMPLETELY Exclusive Paron trek

Trek to see the mountain known as the famous “Paramount”, Includes the longest & largest lake in the Huascarán National Park
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Relatively level day trek along the largest and longest lake in the Huascarán National Park to the lake of Artesoncocha fed directly from the joint glacier of Nevados Garcilaso, Paria, and Artesonraju…the latter also known as the “Paramount” from the famous Hollywood company. This trek takes you through probably one of the most spectacular valleys in the Cordillera Blanca.

What's included

Destination
Cordillera Blanca Discover Cordillera Blanca
Departure Location
Huaraz town, pick up service from your accommodation at the scheduled time.
Return Location
The drop off is usually at Huaraz central area, but also we can deliver return back home subject the circumstances
Additional Information
Acclimatisation: Those arriving from a very low altitude may have some symptoms of altitude sickness. so do some rest day or other easy tours defore Private tour: A private customized tour can also be organised by us. Please contact us for more information.
Price includes
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • First aid kit, supplementary oxygen, radio.
  • Huascaran National Park Entrance Fee
  • Private transportation round trip
Price does not include
  • Medical insurance and emergency insurance
  • Personal equipment/accessories for the trip
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
Additional Prices
Bathroom at Paron Refuge: $0.4
  • Exceptional Paramount Tour Plan
Exceptional Paramount Tour Plan

ITINERARY

Note: trek times are approximate based on a slow pace and show maximum durations per section

Depart from Huaraz at 5:00 am to Caraz in the north of the Callejon de Huaylas. The drive from here to the trek start is about 2 hours with the final parts within the conservation area of Huascarán National Park and winding through the deep valley with the final ascent ascending through Queñual forest. The parking area already provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy our breakfast and lose yourself in views down the Parón Valley and across Lake (laguna) Parón toward the snow-covered peaks of Paria and Garcilaso.

The first part of the trail follows the northern shore of Laguna Parón to the eastern end of the lake from where go north again following the valley in the direction of Artesonraju (also known as “Paramount”). In this section, we will be crossing various rivers and streams to reach the trail to the lake Artesoncocha at 4,280m. At the lake, we have the opportunity to ascend a little more for even better panoramic views of the mountain splendor around us which include the Nevados Caraz, Artesonraju, Paria, Garcilaso, Chacraraju and Pisco. Energized by our lunch in this lovely spot, we head back to where our vehicle is waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

DETAILS

Distance: 11.5km
Elevation difference: +/-150 meters
Maximum altitude of trail: Artesoncocha Viewpoint (4,350m)
Start of trail: Refugio Parón (4,200m) 
End of trail: Refugio Parón (4,200m) 
Average Temperatures: 13°C - 23 °C

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RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION

The Route
The roads from Caraz to the parking area in the Huascarán National Park are dirt roads, and some sections of this road might be bumpy in addition to winding sections in the ascent/descent to and from the lake.
The Trail
With your guide’s assistance, we’ll be crossing various streams and little rivers without any bridges.
Acclimatization
The trek is pleasant, given that right from the arrival at the trailhead, you are surrounded by spectacular scenery. Those arriving from the very low altitude can feel the higher altitude and may also have some mild symptoms of altitude sickness. Recommended getting used to the high altitude.
Recommendations for Best Seasons
All-year-round. 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 colors and clear blue skies are great!). From September to April, you get a mixed sunny and pretty cloudy landscape.
Weather
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 2-3 pm, you can count on afternoon showers.

A private customized tour can also be organised by us. Please contact us for more information.

More about Cordillera Blanca

Relatively level day trek along the largest and longest lake in the Huascarán National Park to the lake of Artesoncocha fed directly from the joint glacier of Nevados Garcilaso, Paria, and Artesonraju…the latter also known as the “Paramount” from the famous Hollywood company. This trek takes you through probably one of the most spectacular valleys in the Cordillera Blanca.

User Reviews & Comments

  • Hanah M.
    5 out of 5

    5-star quality! Me and my boyfriend I did a private one day hike to Paramount/Lake Parón. First, I have to mention the guy at the office. He is the most polite, kindest, knowledgeable, caring, and best tour operator I have ever met. He deserves a golden star. The pickup arrived just in time in the morning. We had 3 hours of drive to lake Parón; it was a bumpy ride and hard to get some sleep, unfortunately. When we arrived, we had a significant and yummy breakfast. During the hike, we were provided with snacks & coca leaves. The guide offered us to take pictures and made sure we drank enough water. We were also provided with a really yummy lunch. If you are going on a hike in Huaraz, I highly recommend Akilpo!

    febrero 22, 2020

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  • Marc Whitney
    4 out of 5

    Gary picked us up from our home stay Misty Villa in Cingjing in late morning and drove us to Kending, stopping by Sun Moon Lake and Che Cheng train station along the way for nice photo taking. He also recommended us to the very famous and tasty tea leaves eggs and told us the story behind it. He sent us to Kending night market thereafter, and waited for us to shop for 1 hour plus before sending us back to hotel. It was way past the 9 hours agreed when we booked his service, at no additional charges! He is very friendly and knowledgeable, with a good command of English, he shared many interesting facts with us!

    octubre 10, 2018

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      Price
      $45 per person
      Duration
      1 Day
      Destination
      Cordillera Blanca
      Travellers
      06+

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