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Day Hike to Churup Lake


 Churup Lake at 4450m, lies bellow Churup Mt.

Time:  Full Day
Grade: Medium – Hard
Altitude Max: 4450m/14,600ft

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. Lake Churup lies at an altitude of 4450m in a big cirque with the snow covered Churup summit in the background. Typical for a cirque lake. Its water is extremely clear and has a deep blue colour near the edges of the lake.

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.


                          Hiking up to Churup lake                                                                       Happy hikers at Churup lake

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 private transportation waits to drive you back to Huaraz hotel.
Full day hike approximately 7- 8 hours .

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