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Laguna Parón

Intermediate
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Beautiful Peruvian lake with ice-capped backdrop.


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3.9

Miles

6.3

KM

Point to Point

14,385' 4,385 m

High

13,694' 4,174 m

Low

1,002' 305 m

Up

684' 208 m

Down

8%

Avg Grade (5°)

33%

Max Grade (18°)

Dogs Unknown

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One Way Only: This is designated as a directional trail.

Need to Know

Restrooms at the beginning of the trail.

Description

Trail leaves from the parking lot at the end of a long and winding dirt track. It basically follows the lake with little to no elevation gain for several miles until the end when a washout has necessitated a small detour up some switchbacks to higher elevation. Take care, as many people have gone off trail, creating various diversions that have varying degrees of safety. This hike is a good acclimatization hike as until the end elevation gain is minimal.

Contacts

Land Manager: Huascarán National Park

Shared By:

Paul Mason

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#5

in Tzactza

#10

in Peru

#5,590

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