Lake Churup, Huascaran National Park

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#3 of 24 in Parks in Ancash Region
Hike uphill for around two hours to reach Lake Churup, a scenic body of water in a remote area, surrounded by tall peaks. Less known and frequented than other lakes in the region, the route offers a good option for those wanting to get off the beaten track. Set off on the chalk path, which reaches stepp inclines in places. You'll need to scramble up one portion of the hill, using steel wires wrapped in rubber for support. Once you've reached the deep blue lake, try to frame the perfect photo with the mountains in the background. Wear suitable footwear, bring plenty of water and food, and don't attempt to walk unless you're ready for the uphill scramble section. Plan your visit to Lake Churup and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Huascaran National Park travel site .
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  • This is a great hike you can do without needing a guide, and in fact you will find very few agencies in Huaraz offering it purely because it is so easy to do on your own. Take the colectivo from the N...  more »
  • This a nice lake close to Huaraz. If you use this as a acclimatisation hike, be prepared for some tough accents. You have parts where you have to use ropes to get up rocks, which can be tricky when we...  more »
  • The sights of the lake and mountain are fantastic. The hike itself is a bit of a trek. The cables section can be tricky, especially getting down, and is not for the faint-hearted. Its a great hike, an...  more »

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