Paron Lake

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Paron lake one day tour, from huaraz city, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

It is a beautiful day hike, ideal for acclimatization. The visit to see this lake is an unforgettable adventure. Paron lake is the largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca. The high concentration of minerals dissolved in its waters gives it that turquoise color.has an altitude of 4,185 meters above sea level. This would present an average depth of 76 meters. From the viewpoint, the view is dazzling!.

This lake is surrounded by 15 snowy peaks, if we walk one more km, we arrive at the viewpoint where one of the most famous mountain peaks can be seen: the Artesonraju, the mountain represented in the logo of Paramount Pictures (American company that produces movies) . And it is possible to walk on the north side of the lake, avoid on the south side because it is dangerous.


Trip Details

  • Length: Full day.
  • Start: 8:00 am.
  • Return: 5:30 pm.
  • Grade: Easy for you acclimatize.
  • Availability: All year.
  • Altitude: 4180 m.


What to bring:

Warm clothing, comfortable shoes, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, snack, water and hat and gloves to protect yourself from cold.


  • Pre-trip briefing.
  • Professional trekking guide.
  • Transportation to and from excursion.
  • First aid kit, supplementary oxygen.







We will meet at our meeting point to start the trip outside the city of Huaraz. After 1 hour trip, Our first stop will be the city of Carhuaz, known for its homemade ice cream that we will get the chance to buy. Then, we will continue along the way through the mountains via the Huaylas passage until reaching the shore of Lake Parón with a 3 hour trip. Here, we will find a place to stop and use the restroom before going to the lake to take pictures, or to take a 45-minute hike uphill to get a panoramic view of the lake and surrounding mountains, such as Pisco, Garcilaso Pyramid, and Artesonraju.

After enjoying the view, taking pictures, and eating the snack you should bring for lunch, we will head back to our vehicle to make the 3-hour trip back to the city of Huaraz.


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