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Lake Shallap




HIKE INFORMATION


Duration 1 Day
Difficulty Easy to Moderate
Range of Altitude 3,800m to 4,300m / 12,467ft to 14,108ft
Distance Covered Approximately 7km

The Lake Shallap trek takes place at a more remote location about an hour’s drive from Huaraz. Because of its remote nature, the route is less frequented by travellers, which allows trekkers to have unobstructed and personal access to the untouched landscape. This allows for a greater appreciation of the beauty of nature that surrounds you, with prominent sights of Mount San Juan (5,843m/19,170ft) and Mount Huantsan (6,369m/20,896ft) in the distance.

While the trek is a long one (approximately three and a half hour walk from the starting point of Jancu to Lake Shallap), it is relatively easy as you will be traversing mostly over flat terrain, with the exception of a steep ridge wall about 30 minutes from the lake.



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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS



  • We start by driving eastwards from Huaraz, passing by local villages such as Coyllur and Paquishca

  • After about an hour’s drive, we arrive at Jancu from where the trek begins
  • We walk approximately 20 minutes from Jancu to the entrance of Shallap Valley

  • The path onwards is relatively flat. We will gain altitude of about 300m/984ft over a distance of six kilometres (which will take approximately three hours) before arriving at Lake Shallap, where we will break for lunch

  • Enjoy stunning views of Mount San Juan (5,843m/19,170ft) and Mount Huantsan (6,369m/20,896ft) before returning via the same route to our private transport for transfer back to Huaraz

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