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!
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.
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
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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.
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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