Paramount full day hike

  • Destino: Cordillera Blanca
  • Duración: 1 day
  • Precio: S/85

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, Garcilaso, 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.

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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.

Service includes:
  • Transport from/to Huaraz (pick up at your hotel/hostel)
  • Trip briefing.
  • English speaking Trekking Guide.
  • Entrance fee of Huascaran National Park (which is paid to a local community)
  • Box lunch (energetic cereal, fruit, chocolate, energetic sandwichs, juice) also vegetarian option.
  • First aid kit and also supplementary oxygen.


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.

Technical sheet
Hight point: 4300 masl
Distance from Huaraz: 100 km (by car), 11 km (hiking go/back) aprox.
Dificulty: Easy to moderate.

* To take this tour requires a prior acclimatization, see our options of CULTURAL TOURS

* 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 table and you also decide the dates in which you want the tour.

Private tour (exclusive)  # of people May – 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 can start a new group.

PRICE: 85 soles x person
(Ask us if on the date you want there is some confirmed group departure)


How to book?
DNI: 42377569
Dirección: Jr. Huaylas Nº 250 – Independencia – Huaraz

IMPORTANT!! After the deposit, send an email to with the subject “Paramount full day hike”, attaching a photo of the pyment and indicating:

– NAMES and PASSPORT (of the participants)

** NEW: Payments with VISA credit / debit card, please ask us.
(or for group departures direct access to the payment through the “RESERVAR” button located above the Technical sheet)

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