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Laguna Parón is the largest lake in Huascarán National Park and sits at 4,200 meters above sea level.

The lake sits high in the Cordillera Blanca outside of Caraz, Peru. Surrounded by snowy glaciated mountains, the brilliant turquoise lake is one of the most beautiful lakes we ever did see!

The lake itself is within the borders of the Huascarán National Park and the water level is controlled by a tunnel and underwater gate, for the purpose of to preventing overflow and the resulting risk for the downstream population and to manage the river discharge. The lakes color comes from high concentrations of dissolved lime hence, giving the lake a beautiful turquoise color.


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