Full-Day Tour To Lake Paron From Huaraz, Peru

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this timeTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Hotel pickup in Huaraz
    Dates: Daily from Monday to Saturday
    Return point: Huaraz downtown
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  • Return Details :
    Huaraz downtown
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Paron lake formed as a natural reservoir has an area of 44.3km2, it is 3.7km long from east to west and average of 7000m width from north to south, the original depth was about 75m, but today the level was lowered 15m to prevent the collapse of the moraine, the water from the lake was formerly used for the canon del pato hydroelectric scheme, since 29 july 2008, this condition has ceased. The lake itself is within the borders of the Huascaran National Park. The water level is controlled by a tunnel and underwater gate, to keep water level at 4155masl.


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Breakfast in the Hotel around 6am and depart with our minivan around 7am. We are directed to the North side along the Callejon de Huaylas valley. Our tour will start in Huaraz 3100masl. then we pass the typical small villages of Paltay, Tarica, cross the Rio Santa to the left side and pass more typical villages like Jangas, Yungar and Anta. From here we can appreciate the beautiful white mountains Huandoy, Huascaran, Hualcan, Copa and others. You may take a photo-stop point!

Then we continue passing the Marcara district and goto Carhuaz. We can walk around the Plaza de armas! After we proceeed to the Historical province of Yungay the ancient buried city at 2500masl. A piece of the Huascaran mountain north peak broke and made a huge avalanche mud and ice blocks and in 6 seconds destroyed Yungay province. A guided visit will take you around 45 minutes.

Start now the unpaved trail going up along the Paron River full of eucalyptus trees and typical houses of peasants. After a few minutes we will start driving up by a wonderful valley full of polylepis trees called quenuales. Then we finally arrive to Paron lake and enjoy walking around the lake and do a short hike to the top of the lake. Enjoy time taking pictures and then it'stime to return to Caraz by the same route for lunch in a typical restaurant.

Around 3pm after lunch we drive back to Huaraz arriving at around 6pm.


Hotel pickup

Round-trip shared transfer

Downtown drop-off


Food and drinks

Hotel drop-off



Entry/Admission - Huascaran National Park

Entry/Admission - Laguna Paron

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 28 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Jul-2018

    Le minibus passe vous prendre entre 8h et 8h30 à votre hébergement. Une halte de 5-10mn a lieu à un "mirador" pour prendre une photo d'une montagne enneigée, puis de 20mn au niveau de la plaza de armas de Carhuaz. A carhuaz il est possible de prendre de quoi manger pour le déjeuner (sandwich,fruits à proximité de la plaza). Ensuite on va directement jusque la lagune qui est magnifique quand le soleil est présent ! On a accès à un mirador auquel on accède en 30mn de marche environ sur un chemin avec de la caillasse puis un passage uniquement sur des rochers. La vue y est superbe ! Je recommande cette excursion pour la beauté de la lagune et le fait qu'elle est accessible à tous.

  • 29-Apr-2018

    La laguna es espectacular como se aprecia en las fotos que acompañan este comentario, pero definitivamente el camino es pésimo, lo curioso es la parte que está prácticamente abandonado cono dijo el mismo guía era la que está dentro del parque protegido Huascarán, el costo de acceso es bajisimo menos de 2 dólares, tal ves si lo incrementaran podrían ofrecer mejores servicios a los turistas,

  • 05-Apr-2018

    ¡HERMOSO DONDE LO MIRES! Maravilloso. Caminamos por un sendero empinado pero no tanto tiempo, aproximadamente 45 minutos para llegar al mirador donde se aprecia absolutamente la paz y belleza que Dios nos brinda en este lugar. Recomendado ir en vehículo. Mi esposo y yo contratamos una agencia "Corazón de Jesús", servicio recomendado, sus guías son muy amables, nos trasladaron en minibus, unas tres horas aproximadamente desde Huaraz. Visitar la paz de este lugar es más que recomendado.