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Trail of the clouds 3-day hike in Jujuy

Enjoy the unforgettable trail of the clouds in Argentina leaving from the beautiful town of Tilcara, Jujuy with David, a certified mountain guide.


3 Days


Mar - Nov






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This 3-day hike across the Trail of the clouds is a trip full of strong sensations: effort, tiredness and the amazing landscapes with opposite features. You will also enjoy the contact with mountain people, bad and good weather, cold and hot temperatures, the clouds and the satisfaction of fulfilling the challenge.

It is a hiking adventure for those with a good physical training that are capable of supporting an average of 6 to 8 hours of walking in the mountains, with a altitude change of more than 900 meters.

During these 3 days on the Trail of the clouds you will discover, the beautiful Quebrada de Humahuaca, Yuto Pampa, the Huairahuasi valleys, Chiquerito, Quebrada Amarilla, Xixi Lera and many other wonderful places.

I suggest to have previous mountain hike and wild camp experience and knowledge. It will be an experience full of landscape changes and flora, in a constant connection with nature. We’ll meet at the Tilcara bus station to begin our trip. Below, you can find a detailed description of the itinerary.

It will be a really exciting hike you cannot miss. For more information, prices and booking please contact me or send me a message. I will be waiting for your decision of living this wonderful guided expedition in the trail of the clouds!

If you are looking for more ways to enjoy the beautiful northwest of Argentina, I offer a 4-day hiking trip on Calilegua National Park. Be sure to check it out.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Group porters

Price details

Overnight in Tilcara is not included

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Tilcara

We’ll meet in Tilcara and drive through Alfarcito and the Garganta del Diablo towards the Quebrada Seca. We’ll ascend up to Abra de la Cruza (at 4,165 meters) and descend to Yuto Pampa, where we’ll camp with incredible views of the Huairahuasi valley.

Duration of hike: 7 hours.

Day 2: Quebrada Amarilla Trekking

We’ll hike for 6-7 hours. We’ll begin descending towards Huairahuasi river and the ascend towards Cumbreros, where we can enjoy views of the Molulo and Loma Larga valleys. We’ll camp at the Campos Refuge, near Xixi Lera.

Day 3: Huacalera

We’ll hike for 6-7 hours towards Huacalera.


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Make sure to bring: comfortable and warm clothes for hiking, hiking boots, sandals, two hats (one for the sun and one for the cold), waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, water bottles, sleeping bag, thermal insulation, personal hygiene bag and walking sticks.

Meeting point

Tilcara bus station

About the guide: David

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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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