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Paramount full day hike
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Depart from Huaraz 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. On the shore of Laguna Paron is the parking point of our vehicle. 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.

Ages 10-65, max of 12 per group
Duration: 11–12 hours
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Lunch
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Paron
What's not included
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Breakfast


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • If you are not ready at the pick-up time, we are not responsible for you losing the tour.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Infants must sit on laps
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17391P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
        • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 17391P2

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        • 1
          Laguna Paron
          Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
          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.
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        • You'll return to the starting point
        About the operator
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        • 494kierane
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          Qorinka Travel & Experience - Laguna 69 Trekked
          Qorinka Travel & Experience provided a seamless and fulfilling experience to Laguna 69. The tour guides are exceptionally informative and allow for all abilities. My partner and I highly recommend Qorinka.
          Written 2 December 2023
        • phoebek390
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          Santa Cruz Trek
          I had Markus as a guide for the Santa Cruz trek and had a great time! The sleeping bag I rented was super warm, all the gear worked well, and the food was so good on the trek. It was easy to navigate booking with a group as a solo traveler, which sometimes I tricky. Communication was super fast and kind. Overall I would definitely recommend this company! My trekking group was smaller compared to some other groups, which I appreciated. And they take good care of the mules by not loading them up with too much weight, unlike some of the other companies we saw on the trail.
          Written 18 September 2023
        • F862BWulrichh
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          Great care!
          I really enjoyed the trip with Quorianka. The service was excellent, very personal and uncomplicated. Any time!
          Written 1 September 2023
        • 458rolfv
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          Huayhuash 10 day trek: Best hike ever
          Route, views and difficulty were perfect. The team: Eliseo, Emily and Christian were outstanding. Equipment and food was good. 1) In terms of food, some high calorie rich and fat food is a must for a long hike. Thing about nuts for example. 20 grams per person a day would be very nice. 2) now I spoke with Romer face to face about the route. I think it is good to speak to all clients before such a big trip. So we know exactly what to expect. This can be done on the phone or in real life. 3) the ending. We where dropped off at 3pm without any lunch and a nice goodbye. A final lunch would be very suited to finish such a big trip with the whole group.
          Written 30 August 2023
        • michaelsE3137NB
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          Vallunaraju Climb
          Great guides who are patient and supportive throughout the process of climbing the the mountain. Also took many pictures of us!
          Written 28 August 2023
        • johanwagemans
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          Santa Cruz trail
          We had a splendid experience with the team of Qorianka. Many thanks to the very experienced guide Robert who explained all details of the trail and the histories of the mountains in this great scenary.. Also many thanks to the great cook we had along with us, providing exquisite and nutritional meals throughout the trekking. We can highly recommend this trekking for families as it is not too long but long enough to experience an escape to nature. A relative good condition and acclimatization to the altitude is of course recommended.
          Written 23 August 2023
        • H578TLbirgitk
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          Awesome Alpamayo Trek
          Most beautiful sights, knowledgable & great guide, fantastic food thanks to an awesome cook and no-hassle camping courtesy of a great donkey driver.
          Written 27 June 2023
        • Heather550
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          Alpamayo circuit - beautiful hike with Qorianka was perfect
          Our Alpamayo circuit "privado for 3" was super well organized, the food was fantastic (merlin), Ricardo our guide (knowledgeable, kind and patient) and Daniel (donkey driver who always had a smile on his face, yet never stopped working). This is the second trip i have done with Qorianka (last was huayhuash circuit (not privado but just as good). Highly recommend and make sure to do the two acclimatization hikes. While laguna 69 may be beautiful (you will see plenty of beauty if you are doing circuit hikes), so churup and wilcacocha are significantly closer and serve their purpose of acclimatization. Enjoy!
          Written 27 June 2023
        • petervL4573FT
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          Great Wilcacocha and Rajucolta Day Tour with able and knowledgable guide!
          I did the Wilcacocha daytour and the Laguna Rajucolta daytour with Qorianka in Huaraz. I booked both tours as private service and was picked up very punctual in the morning. Romer accompanied me as guide on both tours and he is a very able and knowledgable guide. He told me a lot about the region, about it's history, flora/fauna and about the mountains in general. He also really is pleasant company when hiking!!
          Written 6 June 2023
        • B2466VPwilliamb
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          Cordillera Huayhuash 10 day trek
          Booked the 10 day Huayhuash trek and everything went really well. Romer, my contact when booking took the time to answer all my questions via whatsapp. The guide for the trek was excellent. He took us to the nicest viewpoints and made sure we were okay all along the way!
          Written 11 May 2023
        • 704mariamadalenaf
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          Amazing
          This tour company was amazing, They together with me designed the best experience in Huaraz possible. 1 day - Pastoruri + 1 day Laguna 69 + 1 day escalada Nevado Matteo. Went way beyond and were very flexible to suit my interests in the best way possible so I could have the most amazing trip. I also stayed in Casa de Ana (recommended by them) which was very cosy, clean and very helpful at any request. I will definitely recommend to any friends going to Peru and hope to be back one dayin both the house and with Qorianka to organize all the other trips I missed. Truly 5*, so grateful!
          Written 29 December 2022
        • PaneroChecco
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          Fantastic Santa Cruz Trek
          Santa Cruz trek in 4 days. Couldn't ask for better. Started in Cashapampa so had more time for acclimatization and no more than 700m of climb per day. The team and the equipment were excellent. Brand new tents (had heavy rain the first night, they kept us dry) and fantastic kitchen and mess tent. The guide Nilton did great explaining the geography of the place, giving us the right breaks at the right time and pacing the trekking. Bonus: he brought some Uno cards! Great games. The cook Simon went beyond any expectations with lovely food (both lunches and 3 course dinners). We especially liked the surprise arroz the chaufa lunch in front of alpamayo. The donkey drivers were very helpful too as they prepared camp every day for us, each day we would reach camp with our tents ready for us. A special thanks to Romer and his wife For the organization and the final bbq at their house. I Could not say "gracias" enough times. Absolutely fantastic
          Written 20 September 2022
        • Sophie S
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          Fantastic, would highly recommend
          4 day Santa Cruz trek My partner and I joined a group, total of 5 people, organised by Romer, with the guide Cino and the Cook Simone. The trip was fantastic, very organised with good equipment, knowledgeable guide and incredible food! I would highly recommend booking this trek with Romer and Qorianka!
          Written 20 September 2022
        • unacaminanteinquieta
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          Trustworthy agency, great service!
          I did both the Laguna 69 and the Pastoruri glacier tour with Peru Qorianka -unforgettable experiences! Romer was very friendly and showed me all the possible hikes tours in the region. Fair prices and a good service, I'd definitely recommend the agency (and Romer and Ana's B&B, Casa de Ana)!
          Written 26 October 2019
        • Selile
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          10 days Huayhuash Circuit - fantastic experience!
          I had the best time on this trek with Ricardo, our guide, and Samuel, our donkey driver. From the beginning, I felt in very good hands with this company. In the pre-trek briefing, they provided me with all the required information for the trip as well as suggestions on how to best acclimatise to the altitude. During the trek, Ricardo has been the best guide I could have wished for - professional, very knowledgeable about the region & the country, patient, a fantastic cook and fun to be around. Also Samuel, our donkey driver was extremely nice and helpful. Thanks to them, this has been an unforgettable experience. If I ever go back to Huaraz, I'll definitely organise my trips again with them.
          Written 8 September 2019
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        Sophie B
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        Sept 2023 • Couples
        This was one of our favorite hikes in Peru. It’s incredible hiking up a glaciar in just a day hike. The views are amazing and the guides were super helpful and knowledgeable.
        Written 17 September 2023
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        Tadeo Zuzek
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        Dec 2019
        Great service for the tour, friendly guide and good info for travelling. Everything was right on time and the hike to the Laguna is amazing, I can definitely recommend the agency!
        Written 10 December 2019
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        Paramount full day hike provided by Qorianka Travel & Experience