Enjoy this popular full-day hiking tour to Paron Lake departing from Huaraz.
Breakfast in the hotel around 6am and depart with private minivan around 7am, direction to North side along the Callejon de Huaylas valley, our tour will start in Huaraz 3100masl. We will pass the typical small village of Paltay, Tarica, cross the Rio Santa and pass several typical villages like Jangas, Yungar, Anta, etc. From here we can appreciate the beautiful white mountains of Huandoy, Huascaran, Hualcan, Copa and others. You may make a photo-stop! We continue to pass the Marcara district, then continue to Carhuaz where you can walk around the Plaza de Armas. Carhuaz is located at 2650masl. Afterwards we continue to the historical province of Yungay the ancient buried city at 2500masl. A piece of Huascaran mountain north peak broke and made a huge avalanche mud and ice blocks and in 6 seconds destroyed Yungay province. A guided visit will take you around 45 minutes, then 1km north side is located the new Yungay. From here we continue to Caraz a small city. Start the unpaved trail going up along the Paron River full of eucalyptus trees and typical houses of peasants. A few minutes later we will start driving up by a wonderful valley full of polylepis trees called quenuales, then arrive to Paron lake and enjoy walking around the lake until we get to the top of the lake. Enjoy time taking pictures!After visiting the Paron lake it's time to return to Caraz by the same route. We will stop for lunch at a typical restaurant around 3pm then after lunch we drive back direct to Huaraz arriving around 6pm.