Peru: Trekking Laguna Paron Adventure (4200 m)

Adventure & Hiking in the Cordillera Blanca - Peruvian Andes

Full day   January to December   Moderate

Highlights of the Cordillera Blanca. The highest tropical mountain range in the world, the Cordillera Blanca is part of the spectacular Andes that form the spine of South America. A mecca for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, the region boasts over 50 peaks that exceed 15,000 feet, 700 glaciers and 300 lakes.

Trekking to Laguna Paron: The Laguna Paron (4200 m), 25km east of Caraz, is surrounded by spectacular snow-covered peaks, of which Pirámide de Garcilaso (5885 m), at the end of the lake, looks particularly brilliant. The challenging rock-climbing wall of Torre de Parón, known as the Sphinx , is also found here. The road to the lake goes through a canyon with 1000m-high granite walls – this drive is as spectacular as the better-known Llanganuco trip.

Laguna Paron: Fit and acclimatized hikers can trek to the lake in one long day. If you go on your own, be aware that you cannot circumnavigate the lake. The north shore is fine, but there is a very dangerous section on the south shore that is impassable due to potential falls up to 100m where the trail briefly disappears in favor of an unmarked section where slippery vegetation grows flush against the mountain surface. Two foreigners have attempted.

Travel Program


Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) - Privat transport to Laguna Paron (4200 m) - Trekking Hike around Laguna Return to Huaraz

Detailed Program

Detailed Program

Day 1: Huaraz (3100 m) - Privat transport to Laguna Paron (4200 m) - Trekking Hike around Laguna Return to Huaraz
Our privat transport drove up to Carhuaz, Yungay and Caraz. From Caraz the valley below, quiet little farming town that specializes in growing berries and carnations, a small dirt road winds its way up to a beautiful lake surrounded by all those famous mountains. Laguna Paron (4200 m ) is as picturesque as it can get. Trekking around up to the aquamarine lake surrounded by snow-covered peaks is an unforgettable experience. We hiked to the end of the lake, an easy hike about 2 hours with great views of nature, after enjoy our day return to Huaraz. Overnight Hotel (-/-/-)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What’s included

What's included

Services included in the prices:
  • Transport private to start point to hike and viceverse
  • Official trekking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Pick up at your hotel (at 6:30 am)
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)

Not Included:
  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport for bookings of individual flights with different times of arrival / departure
  • Exit tax at the airport in Lima
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Meals in restaurants in Lima and Huaraz
  • Pick up at the airport in Lima to the Hotel
  • Transfer from the Hotel to the airport and bus station
  • Transport public bus or Domestic flight Airline LC-Peru
  • Hotel Casa Andina 2 nights in Lima or other hotel
  • Hotel San Sebastián 4 nights in Huaraz or other hotel
  • Personal expenses
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Personal equipment (such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required, hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof/goretex if its rainy season, Sunscreen, Sunglasses, camera, hat or sun hat, sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)
  • Tips

Prices & Dates

Tour Information:

Season: January to December
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.


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