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.Reservar Consultar
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.
|What to bring?|
|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|
||2 people||275 soles||255 soles|
|4 people||210 soles||190 soles|
** 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?|
|TRANSFER VIA WESTERN UNION:
Nombre: ROMER ALFREDO
Apellidos: YAURI CAMONES
Dirección: Jr. Huaylas Nº 250 – Independencia – Huaraz
IMPORTANT!! After the deposit, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.