ACTIVITY: Hiking DIFFICULTY: Medium ELEVATION: 4 200 m DURATION: 1 day
- Steep, Canyon – like, glacier Valley.
- Huge moraine blocking the valley to form a large lake.
- Famous montian like: Artesonraju (The Paramount pea, Piramide, Chracraraju, Pisco & Huandoy.
The large beautiful Paron Lake is at 4200 m, 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.
MAP & ITINERARY DESCRIPTION
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 8 – 9 hours full day adventure journey.
MEAL PLAN – FOOD
All breakfasts are included in most hotels in Huaraz.
As part of our service, we provide you with tasty nutritional lunches, snacks and modern, comfortable personal transport to and from our day hikes.
Our service include from box lunch for midday during day trips.You will pay directly extra meal expenses during your stay in Huaraz From traditional Peruvian dishes, through to budget bites and fine cuisine you should allow approximately US$10 – 15 per meal.
We cater all fresh meals .We are pleased to cater to our vegetarian clients or special diets on request. It is your personal trek so it is your personal meal choice.
TYPICAL TREKKING ADVENTURE DAY SCHEDULE
On a typical Day trip we will pick you up from your hotel. All our Day tours starts and ends from your hotel. During tours you will be accompanied by our guide and private transportation with reliable and experienced drivers. For large groups up to 5 there will be a assistant guide to support the group.
Every day we will provide you snack and cooked lunch for (Paron, Pastoruri ) For lake 69 and other hikes where is not possible to have the car next to us for lunch time . We will provide you delicious sandwiches. According you diet request.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE
We make health and hygiene our top priority. Our box lunchs are prepared with fresh vegetables accompanied by meet, trout or chicken. Fruits we provide are disinfected using a special liquid to kill the bacteria’s.
The checklist bellow should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
|YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
|THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:
NOTES: Available for hire/rental through our office at Inkaland Treks.