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- Certified professional trekking guide
- First aid kit, supplementary oxygen, radio.
- Private transportation round trip
- Huascaran National Park Entrance Fee
- Medical insurance and emergency insurance
- Personal equipment/accessories for the trip
- Personal expenses
- Unlimited bottled water
- churup Lake
Departing at 6:40 am, we have a 40 minute trip with our private transport to the east of Huaraz, up to Pitec (3,800m), during which we enjoy the picturesque traditional scenes and villages of the surrounding area. The trek starts with an ascent, and even though it’s steep trekking for most of the way, you’ll be rewarded with a lovely route. The lake is at an altitude of 4,450 meters, where you can spend some time walking along the lakeshore. There is enough to enjoy around the lake, also time for a much-needed lunch and siesta – something to energize you for the trek back to Pitec, where our private transport will be waiting to take us back to Huaraz.
All year: Yes
Trek start: Pitec 3,850 m
Maximum Altitude: Laguna Churup 4,450 m
Distance: round hike 7km
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours
Trek type: private Akilpo Serviced
Difficulty grade: Moderate
RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL INFORMATION
reach until the lake; it is necessary to climb a small 9-meter rock wall (ropes/cables have been installed to help you).
At least one acclimatization day hike is recommended before embarking on this trek. Do not under-estimate the difficulty of this trek even though rated as moderate. If you have just arrived from another high altitude location, discuss with us the feasibility of doing it on your first full day.
The entire Cordillera Blanca has a semi-dry and semi-cold climate, with an average maximum temperature of 23.9° C (75.0° F) and a minimum of 1.1° C (33.98° F). The climate is very unpredictable, even in the dry season it can rain. During the days, it can vary from hot to very frigid temperatures, included rain and strong winds or snow over 4800 meters above sea level. It usually starts getting cloudy more often in early September. October and November are the months when, after 2-3 pm, you can count on afternoon showers.