Desert Trekking to the Jungle - 64 km - Shelters - Animal load luggage - Horse for emergencies.
The province of Jujuy is situated in the northwestern region of Argentina and limits with Bolivia and Chile. Jujuy has 1500 archeological sites extending from the period of hunter gatherers to the indigenous Hispanic period. Taking the long history of this region into account, the UNESCO declared the "Quebrada de Humahuaca" World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site. During its 11. 000 years of occupation, Jujuy was crisscrossed by numerous cultures that left their archaeological testimonies. The Incas built more roads and other structures than any other culture in this region. In all the northwest of Argentina, Inca trails exist, but only in this stretch, an impressive and unique transition of landscapes and ecological regions can be found. Just 64Km connect a semi desert area full of cactus trees and vicuñas with a high altitude cloud jungle where huge trees, monkeys and yaguaretes live. The fact that they could access various ecological floors a few kilometres made this region so interesting for the Incas.
Day 1: Transfer from Salta to Tilcara, technical chat and equipment review. Lodging: in a Hotels. Dinner: Restaurant.
Day 2: Start of the trekking. (Tilcara 2500m Huaira Huasi 3200m). Duration: from 8. 30 to 10am. Dist: 19. 6 km. Max Height: 4170 m Lunch: picnic. Lodging: in a shelter. Dinner: Humitas and Tamales. Beverages: Mineral water and soft drinks.
Day 3: Huaira Huasi 3200m Molulo 3000m. Duration: from 4. 30 to 6 hs. Dist: 12. 3km. Max height: 3500 m Lunch: picnic . Lodging: in a shelter. Dinner: Barbecue, Andean potatoes, roasted red peppers, goat cheese. Beverages: wine, mineral water and soft drinks
Day 4: Molulo 3000m San Lucas 1960m. Duration: from 7. 30 to 9 hs Dist: 18. 9km. Max height: 3075 m Lunch: picnic. Lodging: in a shelter. Dinner: home-made pizzas. Beverages: Beer, Mineral water and soft drinks
Day 5: San Lucas 1960m Peña Alta 1315m San Francisco. Duration: from 4. 30 to 6 hs. Dist: 13. 12 km. Max height: 1900 masl. Lunch: "à la carte" in San Francisco. Transfer: to Salta
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your hotel or at the airport, in Salta or Jujuy.
End location: I will drop you off at your hotel or airport, in Salta or Jujuy.
Duration: 5 days
The duration of the tour may vary by weather conditions and roads. Also by the energy of the group and their desire to visit places and take photographs.
Transportation to and from the city of Salta in licenced Volkswagen Amarok 4x4.
Vehicle equipped with oxygen tube, emergency satellite phone and VHF radio.
Two local guides with experience in trekking, climbing, first aids and high altitude.
Satellite phone for emergencies.
One or two horses for emergencies.
Mules to carry for baggage
waterproof bags for each passenger.
Lodging in a hotel in Tilcara.
Dinner in Tilcara.
Shelter lodging during the trekking.
snack bags with candy, nuts, cereal bars, fruit) plus 3 litres of water per day.
Picnic lunch (bread, ham, cheese salami, eggs, olives, tuna, heart of Palms, chips, sodas, mineral water, fruit)
Dinner 1 (humitas and tamales) Dinner 2 (barbeche, andean potatoes, grilled bell Peppers, grilled goat cheese) Dinner 3 (home made pizza)
Transfer in to Tilcara, Transfer out to Salta or Jujuy
Please consult the price for more passengers.