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Churup Lake 1-day guided hike in Peru

Churup Lake
Churup Lake

Join Octavio, an IFMGA certified guide, in this 1-day hike to Churup Lake, in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range in Peru.

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1 Day

All year


I want to invite you to discover Churup Lake (4450 m), a beautiful turquoise lagoon, located in the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, in the Peruvian Andes. Join me in this 1-day guided hike and let's spend a great day with a stunning scenery!

Churup Lake is located in the Huascaran National Park, about 20 km east of the city of Huaraz. It is nestled at the base of the snow covered Churup peak (5495 m). Besides, its water is absolutely clear. Also, it has an intense blue color near the borders of the lake.

Along this day, you we will also have the possibility to see traditional adobe houses and farmlands. Besides, local people on their traditional clothes, working the land with their hands.

We will leave the city of Huaraz by private transport to the small village of Llupa (3450 m). Then, we will start our hike to the Churup Lake. We will walk for about 4 to 4.30 hours to the lagoon.

We will stay there for about an hour. So, we will be able to enjoy the beauty of the lake and amazing sights. Then, we will start our hike back to the city of Huaraz.

So if you want to enjoy the spectactular scenery around the lake, join me in this 1-day hike to Churup Lake in Peru! Don't hesitate to ask me any questions you may have about the program. And if you are looking for a more challenging adventure, check my 6-day ascent expedition to Nevado Alpamayo!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


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About the guide

Founder, manager and Mountain Guide of Andean Peaks
Member of IVBV (Internationale Vereinigung der Bergführerverbände) IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Association) UIAGM (Union Internationale des Associations de Guide de Montagne).
I was born and raised in the hamlet of Yarush in 1987, at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. From very young age i was born my passion for the mountains. In 2003 I started as enthusiast to climbing in rock next to my brother Eloy. In 2009 i obtained the title as ''official guide of high mountain'', i also ranks first in his class.
I enjoys doing sports climbing and opening new avenues in the cordillera Blanca, and in other countries. My wide experience has meant that he has climbed most of the mountains in cordillera blanca.


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What people are saying about this trip



May, 2019

My husband and I booked a private day hike with Octavio to Laguna Churup. We wanted to try out a company before committing to a longer trek, and now we feel certain that when we return to Peru, we will book our trek with Andean Peaks. Octavio was great- he even met us at our hotel the night before to let us know what to expect and explain the day’s plan (our Spanish is subpar, but Octavio’s English is great). We were picked up promptly on the day of the trek and enjoyed a scenic drive up to the trailhead. Octavio was very patient and in tune to our needs given it was our first day hiking at altitude. The trail to Churup has some challenging sections involving rock scrambling with aid of cables. Octavio was very knowledgeable about the safest way to negotiate and gave us great instruction to help us reach our destination safely. He also assisted two other hikers (not on our trek) as they were having difficulty with the cable climb. I thought that was a great gesture as otherwise they probably would have had to turn around. We took a break at the lake and enjoyed the provided lunch before climbing up the last bit to complete the lollipop loop trail. Everything went very smoothly, and we so appreciate the trip with Andean Peaks!


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