Incahuasi (6683m), 12-day tour, near Atacama
Climb the Incahuasi (6,640m) & Nevado San Francisco (6,040m) volcanoes in northern Argentina, 14 days
Ascent to Cerro Incahuasi in Catamarca, Argentina
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.
Best time to visit
November to March
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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