Have you always wanted to be in a real mountain expedition? So, this trek around Nevado de Chañi is ideal for you. Join me in this amazing exploration!
The Nevado de Chañi is the highest peak of the Andes of Jujuy, Argentina. It has an altitude of 5.994 meters and divides the provinces of Salta and Jujuy.
This trekking around Nevado de Chañi will be more than a backpack journey. During these 10 days, you will achieve goals, plan the best route for each day and learn to ration food.
In summary, it will be a real mountain expedition surrounding the Nevado of Chañi.
The trail will turn deeper at each new step until you are finally under the shadow of the Chañi. Once in there, you will be exactly in the border between the two provinces!
The way back will be across the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a famous mountainous groove.
For further information, here you’ll find the following detailed itinerary of the trip:
Salta will be our meeting point. We will be taken to San Bernardo de las Zorras and continue the trail on foot to our first base camp. We will take a visit around and spend the night there.
A 6-hour hiking day awaits. We will leave our camp early in the morning in direction to our next base, Potrero de Chañi. It is a beautiful town at 3.400 meters high.
Once in there, we will walk around the village so that we are well acclimatized. Finally, we will set up our tents and sleep there.
The trek continues by a wider slope. Once we cross the old village of Pasnato and hike up to Chañi Portezuelo, we will be at 4.000 meters of altitude. There, we will set up our camp in Corral Blanco.
Today we will cross from Salta to Jujuy by the Abra de Reyes pass. Then, we will hike down to our fist village on Jujuy side: Ovejería. We will spend the night in a typical hut of the place. Rest for a while and enjoy the surroundings.
The fifth day will be very challenging. We start to head to the top of Nevado de Cañi.
Conforming we are ascending, the panoramic views are more incredible. We’ll stop for lunch and then, we will decide which is the best spot to set up the camp of today. Total altitude of the day 4.100 meters.
Once we disarm the camp we keep hiking up to Chañi. We can stop in a hut at 4.800 meters. We can visit the area and rest. At night, we’ll dinner and sleep in that cement house. We must be ready for the summit day!
This day will be dedicated to the exploration of the area or, for well-trained climbers, for a summit attempt. By the late afternoon, all of us will meet in the hut and spend another night there.
We will start the way back. Today we’ll move to Ovejería again. A warm up in that area will help us to recover energies. Dinner and overnight in there.
After breakfast we’ll disarm the camp and walk through the long trail of Molulo Lake. Once in there, we prepare the last camp of the journey and spend the night there.
Last 2-hour effort towards Leon, in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. From there, a transfer will take us back to San Salvador de Jujuy or Salta.
Next departures are in March 2017!
Adventure tourism agency formed by ISAS, EPGAMT and adventure tourism guides.
Head guide is Leandro Scheurle, rock and ice climbing instructor, wild areas lifeguard (WFR), and ISAS trekking and adventure tourism guide. He is also Instructor and lecturer at the ‘Instituto Superior Andes del Sur’ (school of professional guides).
He made technical ascents in Argentina and South America, including solo new routes in Domuyo Volcano (Neuquén), and Cerro Bonete (Tierra del Fuego).
He also write articles for magazines, blogs and websites specialized in outdoors and mountain activities.
The lead guide for AEX expeditions to Aconcagua is Daniel Adrián Cangiani, better known as "Roger". He is an EPGAMT mountain guide, WFR, rock climbing and mountaineering instructor, and professional photographer.
Nov 19, 2021
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Oct 13, 2021
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