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.
Welcome in Tilcara
Welcome in the town of Tilcara. Briefing, trekking around Tilcara and Pucara ruins. Accommodation at an inn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport during the trip
In Tilcara, Jujuy.
2 nights at inns, 3 nights in tents.
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.