This beautiful ascent to Cerro Naranjo goes above 5000 m in the region of Tilcara. It will give us a splendid view of the Quebrada de Humahuaca and the crop terraces of Alfarcito, in the fascinating province of Jujuy.
This hike is for people who are in good physical shape. The average hiking time per day is 6 to 7 hours. Also, the daily altitude variations are up to 1200 m. During the hike we have to carry all the necessary equipment.
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From Tilcara to Abra de la Cruz
We begin very early by car from Tilcara to Quebrada Seca (3000 m), and from there we start our ascent hiking, walking about 4 hours with a backpack with all the personal equipment and water up to 4050 m. We hike on a well-marked path regularly used by the local people of the villages with spectacular panoramic views of the crop terraces of Alfarcito. Then the road has slight slopes, and after 2 hours we finally reach our camping destination called Abra de la Cruz at 4200 m.
Summit of Cerro Naranjo
Today we start the ascent to the summit of Cerro Naranjo (5030 m). It is a 4 hours trek with the backpack but carrying only something to eat and water. From the summit we’ll see a panoramic view of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, valleys and some of the most important mountains of Jujuy such as Nevado de Chañi. The descent to the camp will take us 3 hours. Including stops, the total hiking time of this day is 8 hours.
The third and final day we will have 4 hours hiking to descent to Quebrada Seca where the vehicle awaits us to take us back to Tilcara. During this final stage we will enjoy a spectacular scenery.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
We will camp.
Group size: 3 to 10 people.