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Lake Churup, Huascaran National Park

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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. Put Lake Churup into our Huascaran National Park family vacation planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Huascaran National Park.
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  • We came here on our second day in Huaraz. A guide told us it's a 3 hours trip and we can go there by our own. So we took a collectivo to Pitec for 10 soles per Person (1 hour drive) - you need to ask ...  more »
  • I went there to make aclimatization trip but in the end it was one of top places I visited in Peru. Highly recomended.  more »
  • Laguna Churup is a great day hike for people hoping to acclimatize or who want to do an easier hike. It will take 1.5 - 2 hours to reach the top and does involve a bit of uphill, but nothing too diffi...  more »