Baritú National Park - Trekking, excursion and exploration - Salta - Yungas - NOA

A truck and trekking adventure along the border between Argentina and Bolivia, next to the sources of the Bermejo River

  • Start Date : 2025-May-25
    End Date: 2025-May-31
  • Hora Inicio: 11 am
    Hora Fin: 2 pm
  • Meeting Point:San Salvador de Jujuy. Airport
    End point: San Salvador de Jujuy. Airport
  • Duration:7 days
    Availability: 10 spots


The imposing and less explored north

On the border between Argentina and Bolivia, the natural environment has great contrasts and amazing biodiversity. Starting from the north of the Quebrada de Humahuaca (La Quiaca and  Xavi, Jujuy zone)  And from there, along another path, even more rugged and impressive, you reach the small town of Los Toldos, the gateway to the surprising and almost unexplored Baritú National Park, already in the province of Salta, area of ??the headwaters of the Bermejo River.

Baritú National Park is one of the least visited parks in Argentina, but at the same time it is one of the richest in flora, fauna and beautiful landscapes. It was created on April 27, 1974, to protect and conserve the mountain jungle ecosystem.

We propose here, an exploration trip through the trails and magic of Baritú.


Comment: For those who prefer to travel and fly to Salta, you can take a bus to the city of San Salvador de Jujuy and meet the group there. The same on the return.

Day 1: We will meet at the Jujuy Airport and begin touring the Quebrada de Humahuaca , acclimatizing and enjoying the changes in the landscape. We will visit the main attractions of the area that was declared a World Heritage Site (UNESCO 2003) and we will have lunch in the historic town of Uquía. In the afternoon we will continue north into the Puna until we reach the border with Bolivia and then move to Yavi to stay and spend the night. Depending on the time, we can walk through its historic streets and visit the Church, one of the great exponents of the Cuzco School of Sacred Art (17th century). In the evening we will stay and have dinner at the Tika Boutique Inn.

Day 2: After breakfast we will begin a very intense day touring part of the Puna Jujeña and enter the Eastern Cordillera. After passing through the Lizoite pass we will enter the Province of Salta, we will pass the Campanario Cone (4700 masl) and we will descend to the Altura Valleys to have lunch in Santa Victoria Oeste. We continue our tour along the winding mountain roads towards the transition of the Jungle, enjoying the contrasts between the Puna and the Mist Grasslands. Then We will continue downhill until we reach the Montane Forest in Cañaní and San José. We will arrive at Los Toldos for dinner and spend the night at El Nogalar.

Day 3: We will have a relaxed day to visit and do a mini trek through the El Nogalar de Los Toldos National Reserve, recognizing the flora and birds and, in the afternoon, we will go to Bermejo River when it joins the Negro River. and the Condado River on the border with Bolivia. We will return to Los Toldos and we will have time to enjoy the tranquility of the place. Then we will have dinner and rest in the cabins.

Day 4: We tour the northern area of ??the Baritú National Park along the trails that border the Lipeo River and visit the local community. We will carry out our second trek to visit the Cayotal Hot Springs where we can take thermal baths outdoors. In the afternoon we walk the Centennial Cedars trail and arrive at the Baritú Community to stay in one of the community houses, a very “rustic” experience in which we can share the ways of life of the residents and enjoy their chores and of crafts and fabrics.

Day 5: We will dedicate the day to the Baritú River area. This time we did a full-day trek (about 5 hours of walking) until we reached the Tree Ferns, a rarity that can only occur in such a pristine and well-protected natural environment. If climatic, time or physical conditions limit us from reaching the ferns, we can choose to reach the Narrows of Baitú passing through the myrtle forests and the centuries-old cedrales. At sunset we will return to the vehicles to return to Los Toldos for dinner and spend the night in the cabins.

Day 6: We will retrace our way back to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, admiring the landscapes we saw on our way there but being surprised by the different tones that vary depending on the time of day when one passes through them. Returning to National Route No. 9, we will arrive at the Huacalera Hotel to share our last night and enjoy the last “High Altitude Dinner” in the Hotel's restaurant.

Day 7: We will have the day free to continue enjoying the Quebrada while we travel to the Jujuy airport where we will board the return plane.


Included Services
  • All transfers and excursions in 4x4 vans
  • Exclusive driver-guide
  • Site Guides
  • AEX assistant guide permanent companion
  • 6 nights of accommodation (as described in the program)
  • Breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Entrance fees to sites of interest

Services NOT included
  • Trip to Jujuy or Salta
  • Drinks
  • Tips t
  • Expenses caused by abandoninghe program

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What specific difficulty does this program have?

Mostly the route is by vehicle, the walks are short, on a trail and you do not have to carry a heavy backpack. In any case, it is always recommended to be in good physical condition.

Is height important? because of the effects it produces on the body.

The first night, at Xavi, the height can be felt. It is important to start the trip well hydrated and try to make slow movements. The following days there is almost no height above sea level because you descend towards the yunga/jungle.

What are the accommodation amenities like?

Basic. It is an adventure experience sharing moments with local communities.

Difficulty graduation

Mochila: Peso / Duración de la Jornada.

Exigencia Física

Técnico: Dificultad en el Terreno / Equipo.

Fortaleza Psicológica

Exposición a la Altura

Backpack (M)

This point has to do with the weight that we must carry in our backpacks. Trekkings or crossings where we have pack animals allow us to bear less weight on our backs. And the multi-day journeys in Patagonia (without the option of having pack mules) generally make us carry more weight, especially in the early days.

20% Up to 5 Kilos: Short excursion walks / Trekking Talampaya

40% Up to 8/10 Kilos: Round-trip trekking / Vallecitos 3 and 4-day programs

60% Up to 12/15 kilos: Crossing trekking with porting / Crossing of the Andes Paso Portillo

80% More than 15/18 kilos: Cross-country trekkings with little or no portage / Trekkings in Patagonia (Paso Vuriloche, PN Lanin or Nahuel Huapi, etc)

100% More than 25 Kilos: With a lot of equipment on top and little or no porting / Continental Ice

Physical (F)

We consider physical demands to the wear that we can suffer both aerobic (climbs = possible shortness of breath) and muscle (resistance = many hours walking) and of legs and joints (descents = knees / ankles).

20% half a day or less with little unevenness.

40% more sustained slopes and longer days in the activity. 2-3 days / more than 6 hours per day.

60% Long ascents and descents with a longer duration. Ascents to more than 4000 meters in the central mountain range / intense 4-day trekking (Uruguayan plane)

80% Important work of legs in resistance. Very long days. Very long day ascents (Lanin - Domuyo) or more than 5000 meters. Ice courses.

100% Maximum demand. Aerobic work and constant effort on legs. Continental Ice, Aconcagua, mountains of more than 6000 meters.

Technical (T)

The technical difficulty is mainly based on the terrain. How much can it cost us to climb a slope, if it is very steep or if we have to use our hands in some section (simple climbing), both in rock and snow-ice, or materials such as crampons and pegs in other ascents.

20% flat land

40% trails with moderate ups and downs. General crossing trekkings . Sierra de la Ventana, Córdoba, Patagonia, Cuyo, north, others. Classic ascents

60% Steeper slopes and trails. Possible use of crampons. Domuyo, Cordón del Plata, Cordillera Central.

80% Mixed terrain, with snow or ice. Alvear, Lanin, Tronador. Bolivia, Peru.

100% Highly technical terrain. Glacial transit and climbing in sections. Hill climbing with sections on slopes of more than 60 ° inclination

Psycho (P)

We maintain that this point, the psychological factor, represents a relevant factor. Each one needs a factor of conviction, confidence, self-control and will power to achieve a goal. And depending on the attitude with which we face distances, slopes, terrain and many other objective factors, we can achieve performance with very different results.

20% We will not be much affected.

40% This is a normal level of attention.

60% We require more motivation, enthusiasm and concentration.

80% The activity will require us to be very connected and convinced.

100% Maximum control and emotional-psychological performance.

Adventures (A)

It is the factor that, the height above sea level, influences us depending on the activity we carry out. Managing and overcoming symptoms caused by altitude is the key to this point

0% + sea level.

20% Up to 2000 masl.

40% + 2000 masl.

60% + 4000 masl.

80% + 5000 masl.

100% + 6000 masl.

Gradual Adventure Activity Difficulty System designed by Leandro Scheurle.
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Required equipment

  • Travel bag
  • Small backpack for trekking (attack)
  • Sunglasses with UV protection category 3 or higher.


  • 1 Waterproof Trekking boots (It is recommended not to wear shoes that have not been worn for a long time, the dry soles tend to come off)
  • 1 second light trekking shoes or shoes for river crossing


  • A couple of changes of underwear
  • Several pairs of stockings (some may be first skin-inside-thin)
  • 2 T-shirts or long-sleeved shirts
  • Some short sleeve t-shirts
  • Indoor pants (leggings or long underwear type)
  • Long trekking pants. Lightweight-quick drying
  • 2 intermediate layers of outerwear (long-sleeved fleeces)
  • Warm hat (fleece or synthetic wool)
  • Sun cap (with flaps)
  • Buff or multifunction scarf
  • warm gloves
  • Waterproof jacket (ultrex or gore tex or similar)
  • 1 short - Bermuda shorts
  • 1 mesh/swimsuit
  • 1 towel (ideal for quick drying)


  • Document
  • Traveler Assistance 
  • Complete medical and personal record


  • FRONT flashlight with batteries (spare batteries).
  • Resistant plastic bags for storing clothes.


  • Mosquito repellent (cream and spray)
  • Sunglasses with category 3 UV protection. (IMPORTANT)
  • Personal first aid kit (medication with the relevant prescription).
  • Sunscreen, Lip balm
  • Soap, shampoo (small to share) and small towel.
  • Others
  • Toilet paper. Handkerchiefs. Wet wipes.



Water containers for at least 2 liters (can be a plastic bottle), Camelback, Nalgene or similar

OPTIONAL, not mandatory (see space and weight)

SILVER TAPE tape, for blisters and repairs.

  • Mate, bulb and yerba.
  • Steel thermos.
  • Water purification tablets.
  • Mini - sewing kit.
  • Long-sighted, monocle. Photographic or video equipment.
  • Book, notebook, travel diary, pencil, pen.
  • Games; cards, dice, etc.
  • Penknife

Rental Equipment

Trekking sleeping bag

Booking in Advance

US$ 16 + options

Pair of Trekking Poles

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

Rental mittens

Booking in Advance

US$ 8 + options

Pair of Crampons

Booking in Advance

US$ 15 + options

Rental : helmet, crampons and ice ax

Booking in Advance

US$ 36 + options

Combo Top: helmet, crampons, ice ax and full harness

Booking in Advance

US$ 50 + options

Category 3 sunglasses - Shepra Julbo Spectrom

Booking in Advance

US$ 5 + options

Backpack for trekking and mountaineering - Woman

Booking in Advance

US$ 10 + options

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