Churup Lake


Altitude : 3700 to 4450 m
Grade: Easy to Moderate
Duration : 1 day Start : In Churup

Churup Lake (4,485m). This short hike gives our bodies a chance to begin the process of adapting to altitude while relishing the landscape of Churup, its azure glacial lake at the foot of the snow-capped mountain by the same name.

The trek to Laguna Churup is a fantastic hike affording one excellent views. It is located almost directly behind the city of Huaraz. We will go with our private minivan or taxi passing through a very small town call Unchus and then Llupac.

We will drive all the way up to a small area called Pitec from which its still about 3 hours to the lake. Pitec is not a town and is where sometimes the National Park service will be located to take the park free. This is also where the real trail (no longer a dirt road) to Lake Churup actually starts.

What's included?


Transportation by vehicle to and from the roadhead

two-man tents including sleeping pads

pack animals

kitchen crew and commissary gear with all meals included as well as a bilingual guide on the trek

who will handle the first aid kit.


Alcoholic beverages




laundry service

additional tours


sleeping bags

hiking boots and other personal gear.