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A journey through the foot of the Nevado de Chañi (5994 mts.)
A mountain expedition is not just to get the backpack and walk ... is setting goals, planning sessions, monitoring food and endless details that make it possible to meet the "objective". Our journey begins in the outskirts of Salta, where, step by step, the roads become traces that go deep into the mountain, eventually appears in the distance some timid resident and where the thatched adobe stores are common. The road goes under the shadow of the imposing summit Chañi (5994 m.), Boundary between the provinces of Salta and Jujuy from where we will start the descent towards the famous Quebrada de Humahuaca. Ask for a summit ascent option (Nevado de Chañi), with three days added.
Travel Options: You can travel by air or by bus. This cost is borne by each traveler.
Check for short Chañi Back from 28 March to 2 April (all holidays)
Day 1 (Sunday 24/3): Check options air or bus to arrive. JUMPING & SAN BERNARDO. Meeting in Salta and departure to San Bernardo de las Zorras charter vehicle, village located 3000 m, along the road that goes to San Antonio de los Cobres, near of Tren de las Nubes. We will descend from the vehicle and put up the camp next to some beautiful trees that provide shade. A brief tour of the area. Hydration. At eve we will have dinner and overnight.
Day 2 (Monday 25): Potrero de Chañi. We will have breakfast with the first rays of light, backpacks and "depart". A quiet trekking day until next camping site in "Potrero de Chañi", a picturesque village located 3400 m. A 6-hour hike for the day. Hiking around the area and acclimatization night in town. With the south wall views of Chañi before us.
Day 3 (Tuesday 26): Corral Blanco. We continue our tour, now for a more open and gradual slope. We passed Pasnato, an old native settlement and then finally ascend to the place of the Chañi Portezuelo. The camp site is called Corral Blanco, located exactly at 4000 mts. We set up the tents and we have to hydrate. We will have some free time before dinner and overnight. Approx. Run 7 h.).
Day 4 (Wednesday 27): Ovejería. Day climb at a walking pace Chañi (PORTEZUELO) to reach the Abra de Reyes (boundary between Salta and Jujuy - 4200 m) from where we descend to Ovejería (3600 m), a fantastic village located jujeño side. The night will be at the refuge in a typical house of the area. We will rest and have free time to explore the site. (Time approx. Driving 8 hours.).
Day 5 (Thursday 28): Chani. Breakfast. We begin our gradual ascent to find the top and main massif of Nevado de Chani. As we gain altitude we will have the possibility to appreciate the extraordinary framework that gives us the area. Lunch between. Look for a place to build our intermediate camp, beside a stream. We will have to hydrate, then dinner and overnight. 4100 m.
Day 6 (Friday 29): Chani. We will breakfast before disarm of camp to continue the ascent in a slowly penetration to the northern of Chañi. There we will find the refuge north of the base, a classic cement construction, at 4800 meters above sea level, which serves as repair, before the great assault on summit. Lunch, rest and hydration. We will have a brief recognition of the area. Dinner and overnight. 4800 m
Day 7 (Saturday 30): Chani. Day dedicated to know the sector Chañi amphitheater and surrounding peaks. It is possible to attempt a summit who are in conditions or trekking through the base of Chañi Chico. In the afternoon return to the shelter and meet the group returns from summit.
Easter Sunday: Ovejería. Breakfast. Ovejería Descent. Round up recovery, relaxation and rest. Meeting with the group of trekking “Vuelta al Chañi” (fast option).
Monday holiday: Breakfast. We will disarm camp, then long trek to Molulo lake, almost at the end of the valley. This will be the last night on the mountain. We will have a farewell dinner.
Tuesday Holiday: Breakfast. This will be the last stretch of two hours to Leon, again in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. End of tour. Drive to San Salvador de Jujuy and /or Salta. We can have a nice shower before homecoming or option to stay overnight in the city and return the next day. End of program.
-Touring guides and coordinators.
-Coordinator, 2 “baqueanos” and profecional guides.
-All meals are included in the mountain, 4 daily meals.
-Farewell Dinner at the hotel
-General coordination of the camp (needed equipment)
-Overnigth at camping
-First aid kit
-Tracking and Satellite Monitoring
-Permanent communication with support team at base
-Rescue team, if needed
-Personal accidents insurance
-Maps and other needed material
-Transportation to Salta-Jujuy. Tents (ask for)
-Rent of your personal equipment (clothing, sleeping bag, etc)