Hiking from Tilcara to San Francisco, Jujuy


This 6-day trip in northwestern Argentina takes you from Tilcara to San Francisco with impressive landscapes by the Inca Trails, with Tomás, certified guide

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6 Days

Oct, Nov


This trek is in the area of the Puna. It consists in making crossing to San Francisco in Tilcara, in northwestern Argentina.

I find it really very attractive. It's not only for its landscapes. It's also great for the transit through the ancient Inca Trails "Camino Incas". In addition, the contact with various indigenous people of the area is very enriching.

In fact, this region has great archaeological value. Also, it has the particularity of connecting in only 70 km the arid Puna of Jujuy with the Jujeña jungle!

 It would be a pleasure to share this experience together. Contact me to make your requests!

I also love hiking in the south of the country, for example in the Nahuel Huapi National Park.


Day 1: Welcome in Tilcara

Welcome in the town of Tilcara. Briefing, trekking around Tilcara and Pucara ruins. Accommodation at an inn.

Day 2: Paso del Abra

Transfer to the starting point of our itinerary. Ascent to the Paso del Abra (4200 m) and descent to the place of Yutos Pampa (3250 m). Mountain tent accommodation. 6-8 hours walking.

Day 3: Molulo

Breakfast and start of the trek to Molulo (3077 m). On this day we begin to experience the transition to the Jujuy jungle, passing through long slopes accompanied by condors and the best views on the surrounding hills. Mountain tent accommodation. 5-6 hours walking.

Day 4: Abra de Potrero

Breakfast and start the trek to Abra de Potrero (2300 m), walking inside endless cliffs and slopes where we see breathtaking scenery of deep valleys and picturesque villages. We are surrounded by cultivations in terrace and goats and sheep pens. 7 hours walking.

Day 5: San Lucas

Breakfast and start the trek to San Lucas (1800 m), Where we enter completely in the hill forests, crossing quebradas (hills) and passing through the various layers of the Yungas forest to the village of San Lucas. There is a unique sight on the vastness of the department of Valle Grande, an unmatched spectacle of nature from a height of 2600 m. Accommodation at an inn. 6 hours walking.

Day 6: San Francisco

Breakfast and start the trek to San Francisco (1200 m), descent of the San Lucas river basin to the encounter the Valle Grande river and continue towards our point of arrival, San Francisco. Transfer to the city of Jujuy. 5 hours walking. End of the itinerary.




2 nights at inns, 3 nights in tents.

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The price per person decreases if there are several people in the group.

I will check your equipment and personally advice you. I will provide a 1st Aid Mountain Kit, communications equipment VHF and GPS. Accident and liability insurance are provided.

Meeting point

In Tilcara, Jujuy.


About the guide

Mountain Guide - EPGAMT - Argentina
I was born in Patagonia, Argentina and formed at an early age as a climber in the Nahuel Huapi National Park. Currently I completed a large number of rock and ice climbing routes, backcountry skiing and ascents in many mountains around the world such as Mt. Lhotse (8.516 mts.), the 4th highest peak in the world, without using supplemental oxygen (May, 2012).
I'm a certified Mountain Guide from the EPGAMT and a member of the Argentinian Mountain Guides Association (AAGM) and work on Mt. Aconcagua, which I had repeatedly ascended, as well as in other peaks in the Central Andes, Patagonia, Chile, Peru, Bolivia and in The Himalayas in Nepal.
During the winter season, I practice backcountry skiing, mostly on the volcanoes in Patagonia, where I can offer you different adventures, according to your level (beginner, learner or advanced learner).
I feel very privileged to work as a mountain guide, to do the job that I love, and to be able to share it with people that have the same passion.
Join my expeditions and I will provide you a high standard of safety and personal attention!

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2165 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner



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