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Ascent to Cerro Naranjo 5030m in Tilcara

Ascent to Cerro Naranjo
Ascent to Cerro Naranjo
Ascent to Cerro Naranjo
Ascent to Cerro Naranjo

In the province of Jujuy, Argentina, Cerro Naranjo is a splendid summit for a climbing expedition. Join David, certified mountain guide, in this adventure.


3 Days

Jan, Mar, Nov, Dec


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.

Does this trip to Cerro Naranjo sound tempting? Then do not hesitate to contact me to start preparing together this unique experience!

I love hiking in Argentina. We can also go together to the San Francisco volcano. Another great option is a hike from Tilcara to Calilegua.

Price includes

- Guiding fee


Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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.

Day 3: Return

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.



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Group size: 3 to 10 people.

Meeting point

In Tilcara.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

AAGM Mountain Guide from Argentina.

I was born in Catamarca province, land of 6000m peaks (los seismiles), such as Pissis and Ojos del Salado.

I now live in Tilcara, Jujuy, located in the 'Quebrada de Humahuaca' a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I guide mountaineering, trekking, horse riding and multi adventure trips in Argentina's North and North-West region.

When guiding, my objective is to provide confidence and safety to my clients, and by the end of the trip to say goodbye as friends.



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What people are saying about David



I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.



I had a mindblown experience riding in the mountains for 3 days in Juyjuy, or should I say horseback mountain climbing. I do have previous experience with horseback riding, but I have never done anything compared to this. Mesmerizing views, primitive overnight stays and food in the nature. I was also allowed to book very last minute, resulting in me being alone in the mountains with a guide. This tour is an experience that I will take with me fondly for life. My communication with David was good. My guide on the journey, Gonzalo, was very shy and timid. He only answered questions and did not explain to me the areas we were riding through. Something that I would have appreciated. This is also a very Argentinian experience in the sense that they sent an itinerary that was not exactly followed, and they were not punctual on time. If you have a relaxed view upon things like these, you will have an amazing time. Living here, I have come to learn that this is very Argentinian, so you also get a cultural experience. On the plus side, here, everything has a solution. The only thing, as an urbanized European, I would have highly appreciated, is that they bring a satellite telephone (mentioned in the itinerary) and a primitive first aid kit (mentioned during the briefing), that they did not. I do understand that they know these mountains like the back of their hands. But I do not, if something would have happened. I did feel safe during the tour. All in all, I highly recommend this tour, while ensuring that important things to me are brought on the trip.



I hired David Torres for a full-day mountain hike at least 2 months in advance. Without explanation or warning, he sent in his place a man with a recently broken ankle who uses a cane to walk! My entire day of "hiking" was a 3k slow walk on a flat trail. I have attempted to get a refund, but the company has refused to communicate with me. The replacement guide told me David had another trip at the same time as mine, and chose the other, more lucrative, trip.



The trip was amazing. The climb especially. Not being used to horse riding it was quite exhausting but overall we were very satisfied with how the day went.

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