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Trekking to Churup Lagoon with a guide

The trail to the Churup Lagoon is one of the classic hikes of the Cordillera Blanca, challenging but a great acclimatization route. Let Juventino, a local IFMGA mountain guide, lead this trekking adventure over 4450 meters of altitude!

Mountain RangeCordillera Blanca
Duration1 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Welcome to this fantastic Churup Lagoon trekking adventure over 4450 meters of altitude!

The Churup Lagoon lies 20 km from Huaraz and it’s one of the most beautiful lagoon to visit in the Cordillera Blanca. I will lead you to this turquoise lake across a trail that will take us around 2 or 3 hours.

This is a very famous trek since it’s near Huaraz. However, it is a little hard experience. That’s why I suggest to start the adventure early in the morning. Of course, we will do some stops on the way so that you can rest and enjoy the pace of the place every time you need it. We can also set up a camp on the shore of the lagoon once we arrive if you want to spend a night under the starlight.

As for the complete itinerary, we will drive to the Llupa village, our trailhead. Then, we start walking on an old Inca trail towards the lake. The trail gets a bit narrow and steep. In fact, in a section we must use fixed ropes.

Approaching to the Churup Peak, which rises above the lake, we’ll face a big rocky mountain with cliffs and glaciers. If you have a good fitness condition, we can climb up to the Churup summit, doing a loop before returning to the trail. Back to Huaraz and overnight stay in a hotel of the city.

This Churup Lagoon trek is available most part of the year, from January to December. I can lead large groups from 2 guests up to 15 or more. I don’t have an open group to join yet so I will open a new one once you contact me. I can also organize private trips on any dates.

I will be here waiting for your contact, happy to guide you through the Cordillera Blanca landscapes!



- Rates may vary from July 26 to 31 for the national holidays.

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Extra costs: - English speaking guide 65,00 USD - Private taxi: 50,00 USD (round trip)

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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 135 each

Group of 2

USD 68 each

Group of 3

USD 68 each

Group of 4

USD 62 each

Group of 5

USD 62 each

Group of 6

USD 57 each

Group of 7

USD 57 each

Group of 8

USD 42 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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