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Trekking Churup Lake

23 reviews
Trekking Churup Lake

Trekking Churup Lake

23 reviews


Churup Lake Adventure Full Day over (4450 m)

Laguna Churup is located 20 km east from Huaraz on the way to Llupa and Pitec; one of the most beautifull and popular to visit. From Pitec you have to hike approx. 2-3h ( 3,5 km) to reach this turquiose lake. The trek to Lake Churup is very popular and close to Huaraz but is not so easy to evoke . For that reason leaving early is the best option. You can enoy your own pace and rest when you need to; another option in camping on the shore of the lake when you have time and all necessary aquipment.


This lagoon is located about 20 km east of Huaraz on the road to Llupa and Pitec. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited lakes in this area. Its access, from Pitec, requires a steep hike that takes between 2 to 3 hours (3.5km) to the lagoon where you can appreciate (1 hour) the turquoise water lagoon with a breathtaking beauty.

The hike to Laguna Churup (4450 masl) is a very popular full day in the Cordillera Blanca and is located very close to Huaraz, but it is not as easy as it looks, so it is best to leave early (approx 7am), to walk at a leisurely pace and be able to rest when needed.

Another interesting option is to camp next to the lagoon, as long as you have the time and the necessary equipment.

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


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.


  • 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


Need to bring hiking shoes.

What To Bring

  • such as clothes while traveling in the vehicle and hiking.
  • Hats with earflaps
  • Attire is required, hiking shoes
  • Waterproof/goretex if its rainy season
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hat or sun hat
  • Sports drinks or water (2 liters approx), etc.)


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