Sighted from the furthest horizons, the Nevado de Chañi constitutes a massif of considerable altitude that geologically has little to do with the Andes Mountains itself. It is made up of several peaks, all of them higher than 5000 masl, which arise from prominent ridges that emerge to the west and south. The stubborn and majestic geography wanted one day this beautiful chain of mountains to participate in the limits between the two northernmost provinces of the country, Salta and Jujuy.
The 5896 meters above sea level of its summit represent a great challenge for the mountaineer, not only because of the height itself, but also because of the path that must be traveled to get there.
Recommendation: Arrive the day before, to spend the night in Salta. Ask us about accommodation / air or bus options to get there.
Day 1: Salta / Tilcara (2700). Meeting in Salta, 10 am. Meeting with guides and Transfer to Tilcara (2700 masl). Equipment check. Short walks to the height. Overnight in hostel
Approximate walking hours: 2
Day 2: Tilcara (2700). Second day in Tilcara, longer walk to Garganta del Diablo and Pucará de Tilcara or Cuevas. New day of acclimatization and rest. Overnight in hostel
Day 3: El Moreno, 3600 masl. Transfer by vehicle through the Cuesta del Limpan, passing through Purmamarca (brief visit) and then through the Salinas Grandes, also a brief visit. Then we will arrive at El Moreno town. Rest and free to walk around the place. Overnight in a hostel.
Day 4: Casa Mocha (4200) Breakfast. Transfer by truck up to 3800 meters approx. Then walk with carrying animals to Casa Mocha, a small high-altitude settlement. Camp and rest.
Day 5: Mocha House (4200). Rest and acclimatization.
Day 6: Jefatura de los Diablos (4950 masl). We disarm the camp and continue the ascent to reach a high camp where there is a refuge, called Jefatura de los Diablos (Headquarters of the Devils). Camp and preparation for the summit day.
Day 7:SUMMIT - Jefatura de los Diablos. Very early breakfast (3 am). Final preparations and assault on the summit. We start at night the section to the base of the carry, we ascend to the Abra de Chañi at 5400 masl and from there we'll try to access the main summit along the long edge. Descent to the camp.
Day 8: El Moreno-Tilcara, 2500 masll. Breakfast. Descent to Casa Mocha and meet the truck that takes us to El Moreno and then to Tilcara, where we arrive in the afternoon-night. Overnight in hostel. Farewell dinner.
Day 9: Breakfast. Free, end of the expedition.
Observations: Although we have animals (mules-donkeys) and trucks that help us to carry (carry) the general equipment and some of the personnel, each one must carry their own backpack of no less than 55/60 liters of capacity throughout the tour (check below, in Notes: Level of Requirement).
11 day-expedition to Nevado de Chañi - Jujuy.
Loop trek, expedition, ascent and trekking to Nevado de Chañi (5896 masl) - Selection of several years and by different routes
In all our expeditions we offer the FULL BOARD meals service.
It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.
The overnight is done in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people, according to availability. And hostels. And sometimes we use the houses of local people.
It has no technical difficulty but it does have physical difficulty, plus the addition of height. It is mandatory to have previous experience in trekking or other ascents.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, and be physically active.
It is important to have some previous experience in different trekkings. We recommend having good physical condition, and knowing that in this mode of ascent you walk during the day with a backpack, and spend the night in wild camp. The summit day is intense.
The overnight stay is done in mountain camps in igloo-type tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people, according to availability. And hostels. And sometimes we use the houses of local people.
The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
Although the time of year is optimal for this ascent, in mountain and / or rugged areas the temperatures tend to drop at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to intensity.
There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years of age. We also recommend that you contact us before registering or registering a minor.
In a woman a range of 8 to 10 kilos, in a man of 10 to 12 kilos.
Yes. We have a mule / donkey and truck porting service from Casa Mocha, which will carry the general equipment (food, tents, kitchen equipment).
Marching lunches (cold meals): Milanesa and tomato sandwiches, cold cuts, snacks, salads, tapas, etc.
Dinners: Vegetable-bacon-red chorizo ??stews, Chicken and vegetable casseroles, Pasta with various sauces or stew, Roast meat (Chivito), Chaw Fan, Chicken with rice in the saucepan ...
Breakfasts and snacks: Tea, Coffee, Cappuccino, Mate Cocido, Mate, Milk powder; bread, cookies, jam, honey, dulce de leche; cereals, fruit.
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
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.
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
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.
0% + sea level.
20% Up to 2000 masl.
40% + 2000 masl.
60% + 4000 masl.
80% + 5000 masl.
100% + 6000 masl.
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