PERU: Huaraz, L. Churup, C. Negra hike
61 images Created 29 Aug 2014
View Tom Dempsey's images of Huaraz and day hikes to Cordillera Negra and Lake Churup, in Peru, South America. Huaraz, (population 120,000 in 2007) was founded in 1574 in Callejon de Huaylas Valley. Huaraz is Peru's center of climbing, hiking, snowboarding and is also the main tourist center of the Ancash region. For a good view of the Cordillera Blanca and a good acclimatization outing, bus to Callan Punta (a 4225-meter pass) in the Cordillera Negra then hike 14 km (9 miles) down to Huaraz. Another good altitude acclimatization hike is 630 meters vertically up a steep trail to Lake/Lago Churup (4465 meters elevation).