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Day hike lake CHURUP - Cordillera Blanca
Visit the popular Laguna Churup located at 28 km/17 miles east of Huaraz. This is challenging yet a fantastic acclimatization hike affording magnificent panorama views of Huaraz and the landscape around and the imposing peak of the Churup peak.
Hiking in the Andes is transcendent and eternal, infectious and convincing that you chose a true “national geographic” adventure experience.
Medium to hard. Up to 2 hours physical activity. Some exposure to heights
The guide will meet you the day before departure in Huaraz to do a full gear check and finalize last minute details.
16:00 aprox. in Huaraz
Join a scheduled departure or book a private or custom trip with dates to suit you.
Lake Churup - Cordillera Blanca Day 1: Huaraz - Pitec - lake Churup - Huaraz
50 min (by car) 5 - 6 hours (hiking)
Drive up on the dirt road to the parking place at Pitec ( not a village , but a few farmhouses),along drive we pass through traditional village of Unchus and Llupa with its traditional adobe houses and reach farmlands, there is opportunity to see local quechua people on their traditional clothes and working land with their hands. Then as we reach Pitec , after checking with the Huascaran National Park range, start ascending following the path over the long ridge. After about 1 ½ you reach a steep an rocky part, to the left of the water fall. From there, you reach lake Churup after a quite intimidating 45 minutes climb. This climb can be a real challenge climb , to avoid this steep part, there is an option to climb more to the left where is a a kind of metal rope that helps to climb. Then as you arrive to the lake will be impressed for the beautiful view of the lake and landscape sourrounded.
Spend time walking around lake side , take pictures, relax and have box lunch enjoying the nature. Then return on the same way back to Pitec , where our transportation waits to drive you back to Huaraz hotel.
- Transport from to your Hotel - and back
- Trekking guide, english speaking.
- Box lunch (energetic cereal, fruits, chocolate, energetic sandwichs, juice)
- All entrance fees
- Basic first aid kit
We can also recommend which hikes might be suitable for your level of fitness and recommend a series of day hikes to help you acclimatise for trekking or climbing.
Prices: full private service
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The prices could vary according to the dates of travel, eg Easter holidays or Independence Day of Peru.
Prices: Group departure
US $ 45
* Departure confirmed minimum 2 people
Map of the tour
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