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Laguna Parón

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This turquoise blue lake, largest of all the glacial lagoons in the cordillera sits deep inside the valley between towering Huandoy (6395m) to the south and Aguja (5840m) to the north. There is no public transport to the area and I was lucky to have hitched a ride by a team of canoeists heading there. The almost perfect pyramidal shape mountain at the end of the lake is Pirámide de Garcilaso (5885m), with Chacraraju (6112m) sitting right next to it.

  • Walther Mejia Cortez over 1 year ago
    SOS La Laguna Paron ya no tiene esa belleza que solo queda para el recuerdo, la multinacional Duke Energy esta depredando la laguna que esta a ´poco de quedar seca. SOS
  • walther over 1 year ago
    SOS Nuestra bella Laguna Paron esta siendo depredad por la multinacional duke energy, el estado actual es totalmente diferente, se estasecando.
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