ACTIVITY: Hiking DIFFICULTY: Moderate ELEVATION: 4 250 m DURATION: 1 day
- The Lake Shallap trek takes place at a more remote location; less frequented by travellers.
- A beautiful, unique bright green glacier lake – located at 4 250 m.
- Rated Easy / Moderate but Long.
Laguna Shallap is a beautiful, unique bright green glacier lake – located at 4 250 m, tucked at the foot of snow-caped peaks San Juan (5 843 m). The Lake Shallap trek takes place at a more remote location. 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 (5 843 m / 19,170 ft) and Mount Huantsan (6 369 m / 20 896 ft) in the distance.
Activity recommended for family groups or just another alternative for those people to add on their list of acclimatization hikes prior their trekking or climbing expedition. Rated Moderate, the characteristics that it has makes it unique and unmissable to visit, despite not having much popularity.
An early start. Our Inkaland Treks guide and private transfer will collect you from your hotel after breakfast then you will drive up about an hour’s drive from Huaraz East side to the Jancu Village at 3 900 m- Where you will starts – Walking to Laguna Shallap is a gorgeous hike up the Shallap Valley (Quebrada Shallap). While the hike is a long one (approximately three to four hour walk from the starting point of Jancu to Lake Shallap), it is relatively easy as you will be traversing mostly over flat terrain,following the river along the valley with the exception of a steep ridge wall about 30 minutes from the lake.
Upon reaching Laguna Shallap, you will be impressed capturing both the site of this beautiful green colorful glacier made lake and the amazing surrounding panoramic views of the peaks from this prime lofty position. At the Shallap Lake, you will spend time walking around, relaxing taking great photos and enjoying our testy snack before we start walking back down Jancu Village where our private transportation waits to drive you back to your Huaraz hotel. Approximately time is about 8 to 9 hours. – Distance about 17 Km return.
|An experienced English speaking local Guide
|Private Transportation (Up to 3 Pax we use 4×4 truck) or Van for large groups
|First Aid Kid
|Packet Box Lunch
|Tips for guide or other staff
|Entrance fee to the National Park
|Accommodation in town
|Miscellaneous expenses – drinks and souvenirs, etc.
MEAL PLAN – FOOD
All breakfasts are included in most hotels in Huaraz.
As part of our service, we provide you with tasty nutritional lunches, snacks and modern, comfortable personal transport to and from our day hikes.
Our service include from box lunch for midday during day trips. You will pay directly extra meal expenses during your stay in Huaraz From traditional Peruvian dishes, through to budget bites and fine cuisine you should allow approximately US$10 – 15 per meal.
We cater all fresh meals. We are pleased to cater to our vegetarian clients or special diets on request. It is your personal trek so it is your personal meal choice.
TYPICAL TREKKING ADVENTURE DAY SCHEDULE
On a typical Day trip we will pick you up from your hotel. All our Day tours starts and ends from your hotel. During tours you will be accompanied by our guide and private transportation with reliable and experienced drivers. For large groups up to 5 there will be a assistant guide to support the group.
Every day we will provide you snack and cooked lunch for (Paron, Pastoruri) for lake 69 and other hikes where is not possible to have the car next to us for lunch time. We will provide you delicious sandwiches. According you diet request.
HEALTH AND HYGIENE
We make health and hygiene our top priority. Our box lunchs are prepared with fresh vegetables accompanied by meet, trout or chicken. Fruits we provide are disinfected using a special liquid to kill the bacteria’s.
The checklist bellow should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.
|YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
- Hiking boots
- Trekking trousers
- Waterproof over-trousers
- Baselayer shirts (2 short sleeve, 2 long sleeve)
- Casual shirts and/or T-shirts
- Fleece jacket or warm jumper
- Waterproof jacket
- Warm jacket (down)
- Warm hat
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Warmer gloves or mittens
- Daypack 30 litres
- Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), Diamox, painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).
- Sun protection (including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
- Water bottles 1 Litre (x2)
- Antibacterial handwash
|THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE OPTIONAL:
- Insect repellant (DEET)
NOTES: Available for hire/rental through our office at Inkaland Treks.