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!
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.
Extra costs: - English speaking guide 65,00 USD - Private taxi: 50,00 USD (round trip)
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.
Flormila Pineda Villanueva
My visit to Huaraz was one of the most beautiful trips of my life. Our days of adventure began with the visit of lagoons in the white mountain range; wilcacocha, churup, paron, lagoon 69 and we finish with the most beautiful Santa Cruz trek. Our trip was a complete success, during the stay in Huaraz we stayed at the ALPAMAYO GUEST HOUSE hotel, an excellent place in the center of Huaraz. I recommend Mr. Juventino to make his trip and his hotel the and if nice family People.
We had a very nice experience with Juventino. He was very nice to us, always taking care of our needs. I\'ll for sure hire him again to be my guide if I go back to Huaraz. I absolutely recommend him!
JUVENTINO IS A VERY PROFESSIONAL GUIDE, AT ALL TIMES HE WAS VERY ATTENTIVE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS. SHARING THE TREKKING WITH HIM WAS VERY REWARDING AND I LEARNED A LOT.
We have done a tour in the Cordillera Blanca, visit the lagoons and the Cordillera Huayhuash trek, then we have visited Machu Picchu culture, and the Ausangate trek. The services given and guides were a unique experience for all our groups 15 people, we are very happy with the service given by the travel agency who lead Juventino and Eric \"Peru Expeditions Tours\" - The quality of service very good as food, guides, tents, and all the logistics of the trip the whole service, we hope to return at another time with more friends and clients to make the trips in Peru, we recommend Juventino and his family as a professional guide and quality experience. They also have an \"Alpamayo Guest House\" hotel with good quality service and spacious rooms, during our stay everything was of quality service. So we recommend Juventino and all his family so that you can make your trips in Peru. Sincerely Hans and many greetings to all.
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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- 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