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Oratorio de los Andes.jpg
Ranrapallqa (on the left), Wamashrahu, Kashan, Shaqsha (center) and Wantsan (on the right) as seen from the southwest
Elevation 5,703 m (18,711 ft)[1]
Shaqsha is located in Peru
Location Peru, Ancash Region
Range Andes, Cordillera Blanca
Coordinates 9°35′08″S 77°22′08″W / 9.58556°S 77.36889°W / -9.58556; -77.36889Coordinates: 9°35′08″S 77°22′08″W / 9.58556°S 77.36889°W / -9.58556; -77.36889

Shaqsha (Ancash Quechua for jingle bell / a typical dancer of the Ancash Region,[2] hispanicized Shacsha) or Wanchan (hispanicized Huanchan)[3] is a mountain in the Cordillera Blanca in the Andes of Peru,[4] about 5,703 metres (18,711 ft) high. It is situated in the Ancash Region, Huaraz Province, Olleros District. Shaqsha lies southwest of Wantsan, west of Urwashrahu and southeast of the town of Huaraz (Waras).

There are two little lakes west of Shaqsha. The one to the east is named Shaqshaqucha (Quechua qucha lake, Shacshacocha).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Map of a part of the Cordillera Blnca
  2. ^ Leonel Alexander Menacho López, Yachakuqkunapa Shimi Qullqa, Anqash Qhichwa Shimichaw (Ministerio de Educación), Wordbook Ancash Quechua-Spanish
  3. ^ "Nevado Huanchan". IGN, Peru. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ Map of a part of the Cordillera Blanca
  5. ^ Sketchmap of the area