Tipe of tour

Nature & Mountains


12 hours approx.

Maximum height

4350 msnm


trekking guide, transport, tickets

(4 customer reviews)


Paramount full day hike

A full day tour relatively of little physical demand, the route includes an almost flat road along Lake Paron, which is famous for being the largest and longest lake in the Cordillera Blanca and the hike includes the journey through the valley to the Artesoncocha lake, which is located just below a set of glaciers of the snowy peaks called: Garcilazo, Paria and Artesonraju; the latter also known as the “Paramount”. This tour will take you through one of the most spectacular and beautiful valleys of the Cordillera Blanca and that is not even very besieged by tourists in large numbers as it is in Laguna 69 for example.

 IMPORTANTE !To take this tour requires a prior acclimatization, see our options on: Full Days Huaraz
  •  Price indicated above is valid for group departures (see scheduled dates in the table), if you travel as a couple or only you, it is important to check scheduled group departure dates so you can join.
  • BUT if you want exclusive private service, the prices are given in the following PRICE & BOOK tab and you also decide the dates in which you want the tour.
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Huaraz - Lake Paron - hike to Laguna Artesoncocha

Depart from Huaraz between 5:00 – 5:30 to Caraz the last city of Callejon de Huaylas valley and then we will take the unpaved road until the trek starts (Laguna Paron), in total about 3 hours with the final parts within the conservation area of Huascarán National Park and snaking through the valley with the final ascent ascending through Queñual forests. On the shore of Laguna Paron is the parking point of our vehicle, where we will take a few minutes to prepare for hiking.

The trail starts along the northern shore of Laguna Parón until near the end of the lake, then we will take a path that heads towards the valley towards Artesonraju (also known as “Paramount”). In this part we will be crossing several rivers and streams to reach the path that leads to the Artesoncocha lake (4,290m). From the lake we have the opportunity to climb a little higher to get even better panoramic views of the mountains that surround us (mountains called Caraz, Artesonraju, Paria, Garcilazo, Chacraraju and Pisco). This charming place is the point for our lunch and then return along the same path to our vehicle that is waiting to take us back to Huaraz.

What to bring?

  • Fresh  clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking. But to be in the sheltered lagoon and hats with earflaps attire is required.
  • Sun hat.
  • sports drinks or water (2 liters approx).
  • Extra snack (It depends on you, if for example you want to eat some extras besides the box lunch that we will provide)
  • Hiking shoes, sometimes waterproof if its rainy season (generally during the rainy season October to March).
  • Sunscreen & sunglasses.

Private tour (exclusive)

 # of peopleMay – Sep.Oct – April
  • Price per person
  • Price per person
2 people 275 soles 255 soles
4 people 210 soles 190 soles

Group departures

** With 4 people we open a new group. ESPECIAL PRICE: 95 soles x person (Low season price Nov - March, ask us if on the date you want there is some confirmed group departure)
  • Tourist transport from Huaraz to laguna Parón and viceverse.
  • Experienced hiking guide (english speaking).
  • Entrance ticket to Laguna Paron.
  • Pick up (5:00 to 5:20am) and drop off at your hotel (18:00pm).
  • Basic first aid kit and oxygen bottle.
  • Box lunch.
No includes
  • Drinks and extra snacks
  • Personal hiking equipments
  • personal expenses and tips
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    (*) Campos obligatorios

    1. Griege

      Good views on the entire hiking trail, a magical and impressive place!

    2. Kathleen

      The peaks that surround the Paron lake are magical, a place without comparison !

    3. Cielis

      Very nice place! all the staff was very friendly

    4. Wagern

      one of the best places I’ve visited in Peru

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