Full day Paron Lake

The biggest lake at Cordillera Blanca

An easy walk, perfect to acclimate, with spectacular views of the big rock walls of Paron Valley, being the most impressive “La Esfinge” (The Sphinx) a challenge of 5325 masl for rock climbing fans around the world. The beauty of this valley is in its great turquoise lagoon, the biggest in Cordillera Blanca, at the feet of Piramide Garcilaso (5885 masl) and Chacraraju Peaks. But the major attraction is at the end of the lake, one of the most beautiful peaks of the White Range, a huge perfect pyramid, The Artesonraju (6025 masl).


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  • Difficulty: Easy See trekking difficulties
  • Distance: 4 km.
  • Maximal elevation: 4140 (masl)
  • Maximal Temperature: 25°C
  • Minimal Temperature: 5°C
  • Departure time: 6:30 AM
  • Duration: 4 – 5 hours
  • Arrival: 5 – 7 PM



Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel and taken towards north of the Callejón de Huaylas (HuaylasValley). After a one hour drive, you will arrive in Caraz city and start the ascent by rough tracks to ParónValley (1 1/2 or 2 hours). Along the way, you can appreciate the huge rock walls of 1000 meters high. Arrival in the big turquoise lagoon with a great view of Piramide Garcilazo peak. At this point, you start walking always by the left shore of the lake, a trail without any difficulty. After 1or 2 hours you will arrive to the end of the lake, where you can appreciate the impressive pyramid shape peak Artensonraju. There will be a time to rest, lunch, take pictures and enjoy the landscape. Then return to the start point (1 1/2 – 2 hours), where the transport is waiting to take you back to Huaraz city. Arrival in Huaraz and transfer to your hotel.


It includes:

  • Private transportation Huaraz – Parón Lake – Huaraz
  • Bilingual trekking guide
  • Guide Assistance from 10 people
  • Box lunch

Does not include: Transportation Lima – Huaraz – Lima, lodging and meals in Huaraz, tips and extras


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