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Day hike to Laguna Churup, near Huaraz (Cordillera Blanca)

Day hike to Laguna Churup, near Huaraz (Cordillera Blanca) | undefined

Follow Daniel, a local IFMGA certified guide, on an unforgettable one-day hike to the stunning Laguna Churup in the Cordillera Blanca, Peru.


Cordillera Blanca

1 Day

Mar - Nov




* Enjoy stunning views of Mount Churup and the surrounding peaks.

* Challenge yourself on this beautiful hike.

* Spend a day in the mountains close to Huaraz.


Dive into a challenging but stunning hike to the heart of the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Follow me for a day trip to the beautiful Laguna Churup and discover the wonders that this country has to offer.

Laguna Churup lies at the foot of Mount Churup, 28 kilometers away from Huaraz. It is a clear blue-green lake at 4,450 meters above sea level. In order to get there, we’ll drive from Huaraz up to the Pitec settlement (3,850 meters above sea level). From there, we will begin our hike. We’ll go through streams, waterfalls, stony ridges and we’ll even use cables bolted into the rock cliff to help our ascent. Once we get to the lake, the views are absolutely stunning and we’ll take a break to enjoy them. Finally, on our way back, we’ll drive back from the starting point to Huaraz.

This is a challenging hike, mostly due to the altitude. It can also be used as acclimatization for other trips, such as the hike to Laguna Shallap

So, are you ready for a unique hiking adventure in Peru? Then book your trip now and let me guide you to this dazzling spot!

The Cordillera Blanca offers tons of possibilities to explore. If you are looking for more options, check out the trips I offer to Cordillera Huayhuash or the Olleros-Chavin trail.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


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If you need to, I can help you rent your equipment.

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

IFMGA/UIAGM guide from Perú.

I was born in the Huaraz city, which is located between cordillera blanca & cordillera negra neighbor of huayhuash mountain range.

My passion for the mountain was born since I was a child, because I watched my father going to the mountain. When I was 13 years old I started going on treks with my father and clients, and as soon as I finished my high school I applied to the high school mountain center studies (CEAM) in 2001 and I graduated as an official mountain guide in 2005.

I have a wide guiding experience in trekking and climbing, organizing, trekking and climbing expeditions into cordillera Blanca & huayhuash in the Peruvian mountains.

I guided successfully in Mexico, Argentina where I climbed conquering the mount Aconcagua at (6959 m).

In Peru I have climbed the most beautiful mountain in the world mount "Alpamayo", and the Peruvian highest peak "mount Huascaran south peak". In 2005 I made a speed record climbing mounts "Alpamayo" & "Quitaraju" in 32 hours 16 minutes. I also opened some new routes to climbing in cordillera Blanca.

Aside from the AGMP / IFMGA certification, I also have the WFR certification.


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