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Churup Lagoon Day Hike

23 reviews
Churup Lagoon Day Hike

Churup Lagoon Day Hike

23 reviews

Overview

Nestled in the picturesque Cordillera Blanca of Peru, the Churup Lake trek is a captivating adventure that takes participants through breathtaking landscapes, high-altitude ecosystems, and culminates in the stunning beauty of Laguna Churup. This full-day trek is an ideal choice for nature lovers, offering a perfect blend of challenge and reward.

Highlights

  • Laguna Churup: The trek’s highlight is reaching the crystal-clear waters of Laguna Churup. Nestled at the base of the Churup mountain, the lake reflects the surrounding peaks, creating a serene and awe-inspiring setting.
  • Challenging Ascent: The trek involves a challenging ascent, providing trekkers with a sense of accomplishment as they conquer the high-altitude trail. The effort is rewarded with panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca.
  • Floral Diversity: The trail meanders through diverse ecosystems, showcasing a variety of high-altitude flora. Trekkers may encounter vibrant wildflowers and unique plant life adapted to the harsh mountain environment.
  • Mountain Vistas: Throughout the trek, participants are treated to breathtaking views of the Cordillera Blanca, including glimpses of towering peaks such as Huascaran and Huandoy, creating a dramatic backdrop to the journey.

Trip Details

Climate .Change Route
Duration: 1 Day
Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
Activity: Trekking/ Adventure
Season: All Year
Frequency: Everyday
Altitude Between: 3850 m/ 4450 m

  • Departure from Huaraz: The adventure begins with a scenic drive from Huaraz to the trailhead, allowing trekkers to appreciate the surrounding Andean landscapes.
  • Trekking: The trail winds through Andean landscapes, ascending gradually towards the Churup Lake. Trekkers navigate rocky paths, crossing streams and enjoying the changing scenery.
  • Churup Lake: The pinnacle of the trek is the arrival at Laguna Churup, where participants can relax by the lakeshore, enjoy a packed lunch, and marvel at the pristine beauty of the alpine lake.
  • Descent: After soaking in the beauty of Churup Lake, participants descend back to the trailhead, concluding the day’s adventure.

Itinerary

Day 1: Trekking Pitec (3850 m)- Laguna Churup (4450 m)

The trail to Laguna Churup is one of the classic hikes of the Cordillera Blanca, challenging but a great acclimatization route. We drive to the village of Llupa, and from there begin our hike on an ancient Inca trail to Laguna (Lake) Churup. The trail gets narrow and steep, including a small section with fixed ropes. It‘s one of the most beautiful places in this varied mountain region. Churup Peak rises above the lake, a wild rocky mountain with glaciers and cliffs 5,400 meters above sea level. Here we can continue climbing and do a loop to the Churup summit trail before returning to the trailhead and back to Huaraz for the night.

Included

  • Transport private to start point to hike and viceverse
  • Official trekking guide
  • Entrance fees to the Huascaran National Park
  • Pick up at your hotel ( between 6:30 to 7:00 am aprox)
  • First aid kit and oxygen (if necessary)

No Included

  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Personal expenses
  • Box Lunch (amount depends on you)
  • Personal equipment.
  • Entrance to National Park  Huascaran

Recommendations:

Need to bring hiking shoes.

What To Bring

  • Sturdy hiking boots
  • Weather-appropriate clothing (layers are recommended)
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Hat or cap
  • Water and snacks
  • Camera for capturing the stunning landscapes

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