This is a good acclimatization walk.
Travelling from Huaraz to Pitec ( 3850m )
there are attractive farming settlements at Unchus and Llupa.
From Pitec there is a steady climb to Laguna Churup ( 4440m )
- a beautiful turquoise lake beneath Nevado Churup ( 5495m ).
It is a strenuous hike
with scrambling up a steep rock gully for the last 100m to the lake.
It takes about 5 - 6 hours for the return walk from Pitec to the lake.
Nevado Churup ( 5495m ) on the approach to Churup Lake
Churup Lake beneath Nevado Churup ( 5495m )
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