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Churup Lake (4,450m) one day hike

The Churup Lake one-day hike is excellent for a warming up before a summit attempt or other multi-day treks in Cordillera Blanca. Don't miss this fun and amazing hiking trip together with Fredy, an expert UIMLA mountain guide from Huaraz.

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration1 day
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Type of tripNot specified


The Churup Lake is certainly a jewel glacier lake with a spectacular deep blue color.

I am happy to invite you to this one day hike in the Churup Lake, at 4450 meters of altitude! This amazing lake is surrounded by the Mount Churup, which makes this hike a challenging but fantastic adventure.

In addition, during the hike in the Churup Lake you will enjoy the most spectacular panoramic views of the Cordillera Blanca.

The Churup Lake hike is also a perfect acclimatization trek. This full day in height will prepare your body for a bigger goal.

Regarding our itinerary, I will pick you up from your hotel in Huaraz. From there we will continue driving East towards the mountains for 1:30 hours. On the way, we will pass by several mountain countrysides until we get to the parking lot, our starting point.

We will head to the Lake Churup. The first part of the trail is moderate with some steep sections. Following the path, over a long ridge, we will descend from Churup Valley. Here the trail gets steeper and more serious, across the large boulder.

Several waterfalls can be seen during the way as well as many polilepys trees. And 40 minutes before reaching the lake, we will have to climb a rocky wall, next to the waterfall that falls from the lake. Once we are at the top of the waterfall, we will arrive to the dramatic Churup Lake at 4450m, lying just below the Mount Churup.

It is a impressive azure lake with an orange deposit on the surface near the shore. And at its bottom, the water is extremely clear. If the sun is shining we can look for a suitable place on the edge to sit down and enjoy the lunch while capturing some panoramic pictures.

Finally, we will descend by the same path we ascended. Once in the parking site, our private transfer will take us back to Huaraz.

So, if you find this one-day hike interesting and want to join me, fill out the form and contact me. It will be my pleasure to guide you through this amazing trail of Cordillera Blanca. 


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The price does not include: - Transfer Lima - Huaraz – Lima - Ho(s)tel accommodation in Huaraz - Meal and beverages in Huaraz - Personal equipment - Insurance assistance - Phone calls, access to internet and others extra expenses - Additional sleeping bag - Laundry service - Personal first aid kid - Peruvian general sales tax - IGV (1.18%)

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