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Paron Lake 1-day hiking tour with a guide, Peru

Paron Lake is the largest lake in the Cordillera Blanca in the Peruvian Andes. Octavio, an IFMGA certified guide, will take you up there!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


I want to invite you to an amazing 1-day hike to Paron Lake, the largest lake of the Cordillera Blanca! Besides, it is the most important fresh water reservoir of the Huaylas Alley. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

The beautiful Paron Lake (4180 m) is located 100 kilometres north of the city of Huaraz. It has an estimated content of 55 million cubic meters. Also, it has a maximum of 76 meters depth from the water mirror to the bottom.

The lake is at the foot of the summits of Huandoy, Artezon Raju, Chacraraju, Aguja and Caraz. All of their snow and ice feed on the crystal water of the lake.

From the city of Huaraz we will travel to Caraz. Then, we have 32 kilometres to Paron Lake.  It will be a great hiking day! We will be able to take great panoramic pictures of the most spectacular mountains of the region. Most important, we will enjoy all the beauty of the Peruvian Andes.

Also, I think it is a perfect acclimatization day trek, if you want to get ready for a more challenging trek in the region.

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about this trek to Paron Lake in Peru! I will be happy to guide you up there. I also offer another 1-day great trek to Llanganuco Lakes. Check it out!


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About the guide

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Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.

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Prices per person

Group of 2

USD 171 each

Group of 3

USD 171 each

Group of 4

USD 171 each

Group of 5

USD 171 each

Group of 6

USD 171 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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