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Laguna Churup

About the Trek
This is a moderate to difficult one day trek to the gorgeous and colorful Laguna Churup. The trek starts with a moderate climb for about 1 hour until you arrive in the town of Pitec (3,850 m). Here you will find the sign for the Parque Nacional Huascaran, with a map and directions to the trailhead. From here it is 2.5 hours of steep walking, followed by a short climb to the Laguna Churup. Overlooking the turquoise lake and its beautiful scenery you will find the Churup Glacier and Nevado Churup (5,495 m).

Hiking Time: 3.5 hours uphill, 2.5 hours downhill
Duration: 1 day
Distance: 19km (both ways)
Altitude: 3700-4450 m
Difficulty: Demanding
When to Trek: All year (best time: April-November)

What is Included
  • Transport to and from the trek;
  • Guide (optional)
  • Picnic (optional).
What to Bring
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Comfortable clothes and shoes / boots
  • Warm clothes: fleece, gloves, hat, etc.
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Walking sticks if you have knee problems
  • Snacks / lunch
  • Water and/or water pills
Permits and Regulations
This trek is within the Parque Nacional Huascaran. Visitors to the park pay admission fees of:
  • Day treks: 5 soles
  • Multi-day treks: 65 soles (permit valid for 4 weeks)
These fees are paid at the park’s office, and are not included in the price.

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