Lake Churup, Huascaran National Park

#4 of 33 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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  • Laguna Churup is a spectacular lake close to the town of Huaraz. Unlike the more popular Laguna 69, this lake sees less traffic and is much easier to get to. You can generally get a collectivo from th...  more »
  • We went to Laguna Churup yestreday without a guide. For me (and I'm of an average fitness level) it was a hard trek and especially this rope mandatory section… The thing is there was no rope in 2 high...  more »
  • Beautiful lake, but be prepared for steep way. You have to make 700m up in 5km. It was quite difficult, because of altitude. We got some headache and earache. Drink a lot of water and enjoy breathtaking views.
  • Very expensive (30 Soles) for a 1.5 hrs trek compared to the salary of a peruvian. Nobody takes care if you found your way out of the national park. Somebody just fills his pockets and doesent care if the people are alright.
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