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Paron lagoon
Paron lagoon
Paron lagoon
Paron lagoon

Paron lagoon one day guided hike 

Juventino is a certified IFMGA mountain guide who has planned this trekking day to the Paron lagoon, a jewel of the Cordillera Blanca. A suitable adventure for fit hikers who want to live a unique and different day in Perú.


MOUNTAIN RANGES

Cordillera Blanca

DURATION

1 Day

OFFER PERIOD

All year

FITNESS LEVEL

SKILL LEVEL

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

5.0

Based on 1 reviews

Description

I am happy to propose you this fun and challenging trekking day to the Paron Lagoon!

The Paron Lagooon is located at 4200 meters above sea level, 25 km East of Caraz in Anchash, Perú. It is the most important fresh water reservoir of the Callejón de Huaylas. With a maximum of 76 meters deep, it contains 55 million cubic meters of pure water.

Furthermore, its landscape is really stunning since it is surrounded by several snow-capped peaks. And the Pirámide de Garcilaso (5885 m), at the end of the lagoon, stands out wonderfully.

The hiking route towards the Paron Lagoon goes through a 1000m-high granite walls canyon. On our trek we will also find the demanding Paron Tower, a rock-climbing wall known as “Sphinx”.

This 1-day trek is suitable for fit and well-trained hikers. In addition, it is very important to be in the company of a local mountain guide since you can end up walking in circles if you do not know the place. Keep in mind that this trek has a dangerous section on the south shore of the lagoon that is impossible to pass because of the potential falls up to 100 meters. So, here the trail disappears and you must follow an unmarked way.

As for the itinerary, the meeting point will be in Huaraz. From there, our private transfer will drive to Caraz. Here we will pass by a little farming town, taking a dirt road that will lead us to the beautiful lagoon. We will hike to the end of the lake, which is an easy 2-hour hike with the greatest views. Finally, we will return to Huaraz and spend the night in a hotel of the city. 

This trekking adventure can be run for large groups of more than 15 people. I don’t have an open group to join. We must open a new group. I can also offer private tours in any dates, all year round.

Contact me if you want to start with the booking process. Getting to the Paron Lagoon is an experience you cannot miss!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

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

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Details

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Extra costs:

  • English speaking Mountain guide: 65,00 USD
  • Private taxi: 90,00 USD (round trip)

The price does not include:

  • International flights to Lima / Peru round trip
  • Transfer from the airport
  • 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
  • Public transport 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
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips

Meeting point

Huaraz

FAQs

What is the average distance and altitude gain that we will hike each day?

Every day you walk approximately 5 to 9 hours, the maximum height is 4750 meters. If you want more information, contact us.

What experience do I need to have? How fit do I need to be? Is this program suitable for children or older people?

To do this tour, you need previous acclimatization of walks to lagoons or experience in long-distance walks. Now, if you have any other more specific questions, we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

How can I get to the trailhead/meeting point?

All our groups start from the city of Huaraz. We have a very central office. For more information, contact us or let us know what hotel or hostel you are staying at, and we can pick you up. We can also provide our Hotel Valery or Valery Hostel where our travel office is also in the same place.

How will accommodation and meals be handled during the trek?

During the trek, we will sleep in high-altitude tents, and within our budget, the tour includes breakfast, picnic lunch, and dinner. If you have any more questions, we can schedule a call to explain all the details of the trip.

Are there any other special requirements such as permits/insurance/vaccines that I need to consider before the tour?

To enter the Cordillera Blanca Huascaran National Park, a right of 150 soles per person is paid. We recommend having the mandatory vaccines that are required by world health the COVID-19 vaccine, and we also recommend having accident insurance. We always recommend Partners –Global Rescue. If you have any more questions about the trip, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

What is the best time of the year for this hike?

The best season is from May to September, but we also offer this trip all year round. If you have any other questions, let me know, or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

Can I join a group?

For this trip, you can join some groups that have daily departures. For more information, contact us, or we can schedule a call to clarify all your questions.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In general, if we have bad weather, this trip is always carried out. When the weather is bad, we always recommend starting the trekking earlier than normal because it is clear in the morning and there is more rain in the afternoon. If you have any more questions or doubts, we can schedule a call via WhatsApp.

About the guide: Peru

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Peru

4.80

(24)

Guide Agency

Peru Expeditions is a Guide Agency and Tour Operator based in Huaraz, Peru.

It's a family-owned travel agency, which was founded more than 35 years ago, and is now managed by IFMGA-guide Juventino and his son, Eric.

We organize trekkings and mountain expeditions in Cordillera Blanca, and all around Peru.

Languages

| English

Certificates

AGMP | IFMGA

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What people are saying about this trip

Ryan

5.00

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