Lago Paron is a high mountain lake at an elevation of 4.200m (13,779ft) above the sea level, located on the Peruvian Andes.
Also known as Laguna Paron, is considered one of the biggest lakes in the Cordillera Blanca. It’s located in the Huascarán National Park, 32 far from the city Caraz. The high concentrations of dissolved lime give the water of Paron a turquoise color.
The road to the lake is especially challenging. It has more than 100 hairpin turns. The drive to the lake is through a spectacular canyon with 1000m high granite walls. It’s a gravel road 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 lake, all the time having clear and sometimes rather frightening outlooks on the rock faces.
The drive is definitely worth it. There are many excellent photo opportunities here. Don’t forget your camera! You can take incredible shots of the lake and peaks of the Cordillera Blanca. Dramatic mountain views of the Artesonraju, also known as the Paramount logo film, Chacraraju, Pisco and Huandoy mountains.