Key Info

Location

Carretera Huaraz – Pitec – Km 22, Located at 8 kilometers, 50 minutes East of Huaraz, Huaraz

We are a 50 minute drive from the city of Huaraz, heading east towards the Huascaran National Park. We can organise taxis. We are up near the edge of the Huascaran National Park, between the gorges of Cohup and Quilcayhuanca.

Weather

Yungay's climate is classified as warm and temperate. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. The climate here is classified as Cwb by the Köppen-Geiger system. The average annual temperature in Huaraz is 19.5 °C. The rainfall here averages 632 mm.

 

Transport

Taxi

We can provide a supplementary private taxi service if required, from Huaraz or the airport. We do ask that you give us 48hrs notice prior to your pick-up/drop off date:

Plane

There are currently only flights on Tues, Thurs & Sat, that go from Lima to Anta with LC Peru www.lcperu.pe.

Flights take 45mins & cost around US120 return. Pre-arranged taxi pick-up takes 1hr 30.

Due to inclement weather, we only recommend using this service from May to September, as otherwise your flight may be cancelled or you may not be able to land.

Car (WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS OPTION. Please get the bus!!!)

If you insist using your own transport, you MUST leave Lima by 4am. We highly advise you take a map to get to Huaraz Also you can look up CHURUP MOUNTAIN LODGE on google maps, but you must save the map offline. There are no road signs to the hotel, as we pride ourselves on being hidden away. Once you leave Huaraz the cell phone reception is increasingly bad, so if you do get lost ask a local for directions to - La Casa de Alex. We are on the left hand side 22km after leaving Huaraz. teh main reception block is over the bridge over the pond.

Bus (THIS IS OUR PREFERRED OPTION BY FAR)

We recommend that you take a direct bus to Huaraz (recommended bus companies - Cruz Del Sur, Movil Tours or Oltursa). It is important that you let us know your exact arrival time and date of your bus, so that we can have a pre-arranged taxi waiting for you to take you to Churup Mountain Lodge (aprox 40mins from the bus terminal). Please note that you will need to pay the taxi driver directly S/. 50 for the transport to the lodge.

Kit

  • 2 x Merino wool trekking socks
  • 1 x Trekking boots/shoes (waterproof: November - April)
  • 1 x Long johns
  • 1 x Convertible trekking trousers
  • 2 x Long sleeve tops with high collar
  • 1 x Light-weight fleece
  • 1 x Waterproof jacket with hood
  • 1 x Waterproof trousers
  • 1 x Warm wool/fleece hat & gloves
  • 1 x Puffa jacket with down insulation
  • 1 x Wide brimmed hat
  • 1x 30L + backpack
  • 2 x Trekking poles (optional)
  • 1 x Water-holder - minimum water carrying capacity
  • 1 x Water sterilisation - http://www.steripen.com
  • 1 x Pen knife - http://www.leatherman.com
  • 1 x Camera
  • 1 x Sun cream & Lip-salve
  • 1 x Insect repellent
  • 1 x Ziplock bag + toilet paper