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Churup Lake Hike

Churup Lake Hike

Churup Lake Hike

from $ 90.00


1- Day Hike Churup Lake.

This Churup Lake Hike  located in the Peruvian Andes, is one of the impressive natural wonders that captivates visitors with its beauty and views of the surroundings.
Located near the city of Huaraz in the Ancash region of Peru, this impressive alpine lake is located at an elevation of approximately 4,450 meters. (14,600 feet) above sea level, making it a popular destination for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts alike.

Tour to Laguna Churup.

This Hike to Laguna Churup begins with a picturesque hike through the Andean landscape, offering panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, green valleys and waterfalls. The trail winds through rugged terrain, passing quaint villages and lush forests teeming with wildlife.

Upon reaching Lake Churup, visitors are greeted by the sight of crystal clear waters reflecting the surrounding mountains. The blue tones of the lake contrast beautifully with the rugged terrain, creating a scene of incomparable natural beauty. Travelers can take a moment to soak in the pristine surroundings, take photos of the stunning scenery, or simply relax and enjoy the tranquility of this remote oasis.


  • 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

Hike Churup Lake 1 Day 

  • 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.


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
  • 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.

here th Video of Churup lake

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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