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Day hike: Laguna Churup (4,450m)

Hike Overview

Lake Churup is certainly a jewel glacier lake with spectacular deep blue color encircled by mount churup, its challenging but is fantastic hike to enjoy spectacular panoramic views into the cordillera blanca, considered other popular hikes and excellent for warming up to attempt multi day treks.

Length Full Day Hike
Grade Medium – Hard
Altitude Max 4450m/14,600ft
Timing 5 – 6 hours walk

Brief Itinerary

Huaraz – pitec 3850m – Lake churup at 4450m – pitec – Huaraz.

Itinerary Description

Killer view on Day Hike to Laguna Churup

Begin our day hike when we pick up you with our private transportation from your hotel and we drive up head to Huaraz toward the mountains to the east side roughly 1:30 hours driving by car; on the way up we will pass by mountain country sides of unchus and llupa, where the land is used for agriculture, as soon as we get to the parking side at 3850 m, we start walking up toward Lake Churup.

the first part of path is moderate grade with some steep section following the pasth over the long ridge that descend from churup valley, where we will usually make some stops to rest, then we onward until reach the steeper and rocky gradient, where the trail become changes from pleasant walk to serious climb across the large boulder.

Several waterfalls can be seen at the walking up time, the polilepis trees are abundant and great contrast texture of the landscape as you get the higher elevation, a 40 minutes before Lake, we will climbing up on real scramble and slab rock along the waterfall cascade dropping from the lake, After reaching the top of the waterfall, we will arrive to dramatic churup Lake at 4450m/14,600ft, which is lies just below of mount Churup.

its impressive azure lake with orange deposit on the surface near the shore, rocky bottom, where the water is extremely clear and sing of animal and plant life in the water is absent and even if the sun is shining we will looking for a suitable place on the rock edge to sit down and enjoy having lunch and capturing panorama pictures in the gorgeous mountain scenery.

When cloud is can be quite chilly, on the descent we will back down on the same path up until parking site, where our private transportation is waiting us to back Huaraz.

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