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Climbing Incahuasi

One of the ten highest Andean mountains!

The Incahuasi Volcano is located in the Puna of Catamarca, very close to the San Francisco Pass, which connects Argentina with the Chilean Atacama Region. The starting point of this mountain climbing adventure is usually Fiambalá, about 200 km from the base of the mountain. The ascent itself takes between 3 and 4 days. However, it’s important to consider some extra days for acclimatization, since it is a very high volcano (6640 meters). Nearby you can do some warm up treks in Pastos Largos (3300 m), Las Grutas (4000 m), Cerro Falso Morocho (4500 m) and in the Bertrand Volcano, at 5300 meters. As you gain altitude, your body will also feel more comfortable and ready to go through the 6000-meter line towards the major goal: the Incahuasi summit.
 
 
 
 
 

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Incahuasi

Incahuasi, which is a Quechua word, means "the house of the Incas". It was named like that because the Incas were the first to conquer the volcano's summit at the end of the 16th century. They did it to demonstrate their mastery over the villages and to practice sacred rituals.

 

Good to know:

Country Code

+54

Language

Spanish

Currency

Argentine peso

Best time to visit

November to March

Weather

There are very cold winters and mild summers. It is an arid semi-desert zone with little rain, the winds come mainly from the west. It is an extremely dry environment and the humidity conditions decrease even more when the altitude is higher

How to get there

The main access routes come from the capital of Catamarca, by national routes 38, 60, 40, and provincial routes 36 and 43. You also have direct access from the provinces of Salta and Tucumán. All the provinces have direct and daily flights to and from Buenos Aires

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