Hiking day in the Paron Lake with a guide

The Paron Lake is the biggest fresh water reservoir in the Cordillera Blanca. It is at 4200 meters of altitude and can be reached in just one day. Join the UIMLA mountain guide Fredy and let him guide you up there!




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range

Cordillera Blanca

People per Guide

6 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Let me invite you to this outstanding hiking tour to the largest lake of the Cordillera Blanca: the Paron Lake!

Lying at 4200 meters of altitude this amazing lake is located in the valley of Paron, at the foot of the summits of Artezon Raju, Huandoy, Chacraraju, Caraz and Aguja. All of them feed on the crystal water of the lake. In fact, the Paron Lake is the biggest reservoir of fresh water in the Cordillera Blanca.

During this hiking day we will also be able to take amazing panoramic pictures of the most spectacular peaks of the region. I think it is also an ideal acclimatization day and a preparation for a bigger trek in the region.

The round trip will take us about 9 hours. We will departure at 7 AM from your hotel in Huaraz, after your breakfast. Once in our transfer we will drive along the Callejon de Huaylas Valley towards Caraz.

Then we will continue driving across a muddy road in order to enter the Paron ravine, where the valley becomes narrower with granite walls on both sides. Finally, we will reach Paron Lake. Here we can admire ferns, bromeliads and orchids as well as quenual trees, a typical vegetation of Peru. Paron Lake will be waiting us at 4.200 meters of height, with a depth of 73 meters. Its surrounding giant peaks offer us a superb view.

After a short walk down we will come back to our private transfer. Return to Huaraz.

It is an expedition we can enjoy all year round in Peru. So, you have no excuses! Contact me and let’s plan together this trekking day up to the stunning Paron Lake. 

Price per person

Group of 2
100 USD

Group of 3
80 USD

Group of 4
66 USD

Group of 5
58 USD

Group of 6
50 USD

Group of 7
50 USD

Group of 8
50 USD


Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

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The price does not include:

- Transfer Lima - Huaraz – Lima
- Ho(s)tel accommodation in Huaraz
- Meal and beverages in Huaraz
- Personal equipment
- Insurance assistance
- Phone calls, access to internet and others extra expenses
- Additional sleeping bag
- Laundry service
- Personal first aid kid
- Peruvian general sales tax - IGV (1.18%)


About the Guide


I am fully Peruvian trekking guide (AGOCP) since 2010 and member of (UIMLA) since 2012; currently aspiring to be mountaineering guide to get the highest international qualification as full mountain climbing guide at (CEAM) high school mountain center studies.

I was born and grew up on the mountain skirt of llupa country side. I became passionate for the mountains from my early life, nowadays I have a wide and extensive experience in adventure leading and managing in Peru’s tourism industry.

I speak Spanish, Quechua and fluent English; it will be my pleasure to take you on exhilarating adventure travel in the awe-inspiring cordillera Blanca and stunning trek in cordillera Huayhuash of Peru. As a qualified guide I can offer a wide variety of exciting trekking and climbing experiences in the Andes of Peru.

An emphasis on personalized service and knowledgeable trip planning and execution, providing professionalism and safety, It is my mission to customize memorable trekking, hiking, climbing and cultural experiences that will provide a lifetime of memories with an awesome sense of humor.

I am ready to make your dream a reality get in touch for a superb adventure experience!

FROM 50 USD per person

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