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Ascent to Nevado de Chañi at 5.950m

The Nevado de Chañi is the most picturesque mountain of the Northwestern of Argentina. It is surrounded by 5 peaks over 5.000m of height... And there we go!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration6 days
Offer periodApr, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

I have the pleasure to invite you to one magnificent high point of The Northern Andes of Argentina: the Nevado de Chañi, in the border between the provinces of Jujuy and Salta.

It will be an ascent of 6 amazing days across one of the three possible trails to get to the Nevado de Chañi: the one that joins the Route 52 with the legendary Route 40 towards the main town of San Antonio de Los Cobres.

Then, the trekking adventure will make us reach up to 5.950 meters, from where we can admire other five summits that surround the Nevado de Chañi. I can assure it will be an unforgettable viewpoint. During the entire trip you will also enjoy good moments with local people and learn more about their customs, lifestyles, humility and kindness.

For more details about this trip, continue reading the full program:

DAY 1: STARTING POINT

We will be transferred from Salta city to Quebrada del Toro, where our hike starts. We will ascend to Golgota Hill at 3.240 meters and after 5 hours of trekking we will get to San Antonio de los Cobres, where we will spend our first night.

DAY 2: TREKKING TO THE VOLCANO

After 1 hour of driving our 4×4 we start a new trekking to the base of the Volcano Tuzgle, one of the most spectacular inactive volcanoes of the Argentine Puna. Night in San Antonio de los Cobres.

DAY 3: DAY OF VISITS

During the third day there won’t be physical activity. We use this day to be taken to the base of the Nevado de Chañi and then, to visit the Tren de las Nubes (“Train to the clouds”) and Salinas Grandes, an amazing saline. Camp night.

DAY 4: BASE HIGH CAMP

Trekking and ascent day up to a high camp at 4.950 meters that will take us about 5 hours. Camp night.

DAY 5: SUMMIT DAY

During this day we will reach to the summit of the Nevado de Chañi at 5.950 meters of height. We will rest and spend the night in the nice town of Tilcara.

DAY 6: ENDING POINT

During the last day of the trip we will visit the Quebrada de Humahuaca and then, we will be taken to Jujuy Airport or Bus Station. End of our services.

The North of Argentina is a region full of magical surprises, mountains, colors and variety of activities to do. Get in touch with me as soon as you can and live your own experience across the fantastic Nevado de Chañi.

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About the guide

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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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