Tour hike to Churup lagoon in Huaraz

Huaraz
FromUSD 81USD 65Peruvian price USD 60

About this tour

  • Start: Pick up from the visitor’s hotel in the city of Huaraz(at 9.30 am).
  • Duration: 9 hours (full day).
  • Type of transport: Tourist transportation throughout the tour.
  • Tickets (included): Entry ticket to all tourist attractions.
  • Tour guide: Professional guide in Spanish or English.
  • Tourist attractions to visit: Huascarán National Park, Churup colored lagoon.
  • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, PayPal.
  • Immediate confirmation.

Description

  • Take an amazing visit to Churup, the lagoon of the 7 colors of the white mountain range. The tour begins with the pick-up of the tourist from the door of their hotel at 9:30 am in the city of Huaraz. Through a trip through the white mountain range we will appreciate incredible landscapes. Then there is a 3-hour walk to Churup lagoon, located at 4,450 meters above sea level. There we can appreciate a unique landscape in Peru. After that we will return on foot to the camp to begin the return trip to Huaraz. The tour ends at approximately 7 pm. Includes pickup, transportation, guide, entrance fees and return to Huaraz. Does not include lunch.

This is the experience

  • The tour to Churup Lagoon offers an adventurous experience in a splendid geography in Peru. Churup Lagoon stands out for the picturesque colors of its waters, as well as the snowy peaks that surround it. The walk is intense (it lasts approximately 3 hours) but full of adventure and the landscapes of the Huascarán National Park. The tour includes everything: pick-up from the tourist’s hotel, complete tourist transportation, professional guide and entrance fees. Does not include food. The tour starts at 9.30 am and ends at 7 pm. Appreciate one of the unique landscapes in Peru.

Prices

Walking tour to Churup lagoon
Price per person
Foreign
National
Tour to Churup lagoon65 USD60 USD
*This tour is for 2 people or more

Itinerary

  • The tour begins with the pick-up of the visitor from the door of their hotel in the city of Huaraz (3,052 meters above sea level) at approximately 9:30 in the morning.
  • Then, aboard a tourist transport, we will travel through the Huaylas alley towards the town of Yupa. Along the route we will appreciate the beautiful landscapes of the white mountain range.
  • In the town of Yupa we will enter the Huascarán National Park. From there we will walk through the Churup ravine, located at 4,450 meters above sea level. The route is one of the most challenging in the white mountain range. In total, 3.5 kilometers are traveled in the outward section and another 3.5 kilometers in the return section. The roads are ascending so the route takes approximately 3 hours. However, along the way the visitor will appreciate the beautiful Andean geography with streams, mountains, waterfalls and the traditional flora and fauna of the place (vizcachas, icchu, horses and more).
  • Once at the Churup lagoon we will appreciate, always in the company of our professional guide, a lagoon of picturesque colors (especially green and turquoise) under high snow-capped mountains such as the Churup snow-capped mountain (5,493 meters above sea level). Of course we will have time to take spectacular photos, rest, enjoy a snack or lunch (not included in the tour) and answer any questions with the professional guide.
  • The return route follows the same path as the outward leg. This one is easier as it is mostly downhill. Once in the town of Yupa we will board the tourist transport that will take us back to the city of Huaraz. The tour ends with the return to the visitor’s hotel in the city of Huaraz at approximately 7 pm.

Included in the tour

  • Pick up the visitor at the door of their hotel in the tourist center of the city of Huaraz.
  • Tourist transport in round trip section.
  • Professional bilingual tourism guide.
  • Admission ticket to all tourist attractions.
  • Return to the visitor’s hotel in the city of Huaraz.
  • Tour cancellation option.
  • Tour date change option.
  • Tourist box lunch.
  • Souvenirs.

What to bring?

  • Comfortable clothing for trekking and with warmth for low temperatures (approximately 5ºC).
  • Trek shoes.
  • Cap or hat.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Passport or identity document.
  • Cash (for purchases such as box lunch).

Where does the tour start and end?

  • The tour begins with the visitor being picked up at the door of their hotel in the city of Huaraz at approximately 9:30 in the morning.
  • The tour ends with the tourist’s return to the city of Huaraz at approximately 7 p.m..

How to prevent altitude sickness?

  • The Churup lagoon in Áncash is located in the Huascarán National Park at an altitude of 4,450 meters above sea level. Due to this altitude it is natural to feel some symptoms of altitude sickness, also called soroche.
  • To reduce the symptoms of soroche, it is recommended to spend one or two nights beforehand in the city of Huaraz (located at 3,052 meters above sea level). In this way the tourist can acclimatize and take his tour with a better adaptation to the geography of the white mountain range.

Group or private services

  • Do you want to take the Churup lagoon tour in private service? Contact info@machupicchuterra.com or (+51) 982 108 083.

Frequent questions

What is Churup lagoon?

Churup lagoon is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the Áncash region and the white mountain range. It is located in the Huascarán National Park, at an altitude of 4,450 meters above sea level. It is also called ‘color lagoon’ for its intense green, turquoise waters that seem to have various shades.

How difficult is the hike to Churup Lagoon in Áncash?

The hike to Churup Lagoon is one of the most challenging in the white mountain range. In total, 3.5 kilometers are traveled in the outward section and another 3.5 kilometers in the return section. The paths are ascending (the route takes approximately 3 hours). However, along the way the visitor will appreciate the beautiful Andean geography with streams, mountains, waterfalls and the traditional flora and fauna of the place (vizcachas, icchu, horses and more).

Is it dangerous to visit Churup Lagoon?

No, the route to Churup Lagoon is a safe adventure if it is done with a professional guide and the recommendations are followed. The route offers signs and safety ropes in some sections. It is recommended for people over 12 years old who like this type of experiences. It is not recommended for people with heart disease.

How to cancel the Churup Full Day lagoon tour?

You can cancel the tour to Churup Lagoon by sending an email to info@machupicchuterra.com 5 days in advance. Cancellation has a penalty of 25% of the tour value (refund of 75% of the tour cost).

How to modify the date of the Churup Full Day lagoon tour?

You can modify the date of the trip or the names of the people who will take the tour by sending an email to info@machupicchuterra.com up to 5 days before the tour as the latest deadline. The cost for cancellation is 10% of the tour value. This amount must be pasted through a payment link that you will receive in your email.

And how to pay for the Churup Full Day lagoon tour?

You can make payment for the Churup Full Day lagoon tour through the payment methods available on the Machupicchu Terra website. These are credit or debit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club or PayPal. Payment is the total amount of the tour and online.

What is the weather like in Churup Lagoon?

Churup lagoon is located in the white mountain range, at an altitude of 4,450 meters above sea level. Due to this altitude and its location in the Andes Mountains, the climate is cold with icy winds. The average temperature during the day is 5ºC. When the sun goes down, temperatures can drop to 0ºC. or even less.

When is the best time to visit Churup Lagoon in Ancash?

The Churup lagoon in Áncash can be visited throughout the year. However, according to experts, the best time to visit is during the dry season (from April to October). This is because during these months rains are infrequent and this makes walking and visiting the lagoon easier. January, February and March are the rainiest months.



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