The large pretty Paron Lake is at 4200m, It is an steep canyon like glacier valley located in the valley of the same name, considered as one of the biggest lake in the Cordillera Blanca. Ideal pleasant hike for the acclimatization day or just for those people interested to capture the most incredible shots of the lake and peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Dramatic mountain views of the Artesonraju, also known as the Paramount logo film in USA, Chacraraju, Pisco and Huandoy mountains.
Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience. Length: full day Grade: Medium to hard. Up to 5 hours physical activity. Some exposure to heights Pre-hiking Briefing: The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details. Altitude Max: 4150m Start: 6:00am Huaraz Finish: 18:00 aprox. in Huaraz Departs: All year
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Huaraz - Caraz - Paron's valley - Hiking around - back to Huaraz Duration: 3.5 hours (by car) 3 o 4 hours (around hiking)
Drive North to Caraz town, then drive up pver the dirt road to the refugio near lake Paron is impressive because of the high and very steep, often vertical slopes of this narrow U-shaped valley.Through a large series of hairpins one climbs to the Refugio, all the time having clear and sometimes rather frightening outlooks on the rock faces. The river valley bottom is irregular with sections that are very steep and narrow, and wider, lesser steep sections passing various types of vegetation. With many ferns,bromeliads and orchids, and the Polylepis foresty ( quenual trees) at the higger altitude.
Upon arriving the Refugio start hiking on the footpath at the northern slope , along the lake up to the head of the on the way taking pictures enyoing the lascape around and having our taste box lunch . Finally return on the way to the Refugio where our private transporation is waiting to drive us back to Huaraz – Hotel. Timing about 10-11 hours full day adventure journey.
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