Full Day Intinerary
Duration: Full Day- 3:00am- 1:00pm
Distance: 1 – 2hr hiking (depending on how far you want to hike)
Elevation: 3100m – 4,200m – 3,100m
At 3:00am your VSA mountain guide and driver will pick up you from your hotel. We drive north towards Caraz for about 3hrs to the start of the trail. On route, we pass by lush green valleys, rivers, and snow capped mountains. As we get closer to the lake, we take a dirt road path for the last 45 minutes through switch backs up a beautiful granite U-Shaped valley passing by a variety of flora such as ferns, romeliads, orchids, and more. We will enjoy a light lunch by the lake while we wait for sunrise to creep over the mountain. Get ready for photos!
After sunrise we start of the trail begins to the right of the lake and will take about 45minutes to make it to the classic photo area. Once at the top, we’ll be able to appreciate the vastness and beauty of Laguna Paron and also admire the dramatic mountain views of the Artesonraju (also known as the Paramount logo film), Chacraraju, Pisco and Huandoy mountains. Depending on the weather, we will enjoy lunch a top of the trail or near the lake. After lunch, you have the option to go kayaking into the lake before making our way back to Huaraz. Arriving to town by 4:00pm.