Nevado de Chañi Ascent - Jujuy-Salta- Trekking and high altitude mountaineering- Top of Chañi 5896 msnm

Expedition to attempt the highest peak in the province of Jujuy

  • Start Date : 2024-Sep-28
    End Date: 2024-Oct-05
  • Hora Inicio: 10 am.
    Hora Fin: 3 pm.
  • Meeting Point:Salta City
    End point: Salta City
  • Duration:9 days + trip
    Availability: 7 spots
US$ 1215 US$ 975.- 20 % Off

Special price booking until 05 de July!

Nevado de Chañi Ascent - Jujuy


A wonder that always prevails

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).


Included Services
  • Transfer to and from Salta
  • Professional Mountain Guides
  • Full board in the mountain
  • General kitchen equipment, first aid and communication
  • Equipment and main first aid kit.
  • Communication equipment for emergencies: VHF, Satellite Phone or Spot Monitoring.
  • Bedroom tents for 2/3 people, depending on availability.
  • Informative meetings.
  • Personal accident insurance.
  • Permanent assistance and coordination.

Services NOT included
  • Transportation to Salta.
  • Lodgings in Salta and Tilcara (recommended hostels).
  • Meals in Tilcara.
  • Carrying personal equipment (mules-donkeys).
  • Expenses caused by abandoning the program.
  • Tips.

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Ascent to Nevado de Chañi - 5896masl.

11 day-expedition to Nevado de Chañi - Jujuy.

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Trekking and climbing Nevado de Chañi - General Selection

Loop trek, expedition, ascent and trekking to Nevado de Chañi (5896 masl) - Selection of several years and by different routes

Where do you sleep

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.


Is it a difficult ascent?

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.

Do I need to be trained?

For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, and be physically active.

Do I need to have previous experience?

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.

Where do we spend the night?

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.

Do I have to bring a tent?

The tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.

What is the climate or temperature?

Although the time of year is optimal for this ascent, in mountain and / or rugged areas the temperatures tend to drop at night.

Are rest stops made?

Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to intensity.

There are stops for lunch, snack, and rest.

From what age can I do this activity?

From 16 years of age. We also recommend that you contact us before registering or registering a minor.

How much does the backpack weigh?

In a woman a range of 8 to 10 kilos, in a man of 10 to 12 kilos.

Is there a porting service?

Yes. We have a mule / donkey and truck porting service from Casa Mocha, which will carry the general equipment (food, tents, kitchen equipment).

What do we eat?

In all our expeditions we offer the FULL BOARD meals service.

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.

It is necessary to complete the personal / medical file to clarify if someone does not eat any type of food.

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

  • Backpack for trekking (60 to 80 liters)
  • Warm sleeping bag (0 comfort degrees, eg 800/1000gms of feather or synthetic good).
  • Insulated sleeping pad (10 to 15mm).
  • Inflatable insulating mattress (optional) 
  • Trekking poles
  • High mountain boots for 5000masl  (not neccesary double boots)
  • Trekking shoes 
  • Light shoes to cross rivers (crocs o very light shoes)
  • Underwear.
  • Cotton shirts (to be in the camp and to sleep)
  • short-sleeved synthetic shirts
  • Long-sleeved synthetic shirts
  • Pants or leggings made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton). To wear as warm indoor pants
  • Thin gloves made of polypropylene or similar (not cotton)
  • Pairs of synthetic thin socks (not cotton)
  • Buff multifunctional neck 
  • Trekking socks (synthetic-thermal)
  • thick mountain socks
  • cotton or wool socks ( wool is for sleeping)
  • 1 long trekking pants
  • 2 Sweatshirts (Fleece 100 or Fleece 200)
  • Feather-duvet jacket
  • Fleece hat
 OUTER LAYER  (wind proof and water proof))
  • Waterproof jacket - parka (gore tex or similar)
  • Pants cover (gore tex or similar)
  • Waterproof and breathable gloves (Ski gloves are a good option)
  • Mountain gaiters
  • Crampons (possible to rent)
  • Passport, ID card, ID.
  • Medical insurance
  • FRONTAL flashlight with batteries (with spare batteries)
  • Sturdy plastic bags for storing clothes.
  • cuttlery , cup and plastic container (we suggest elements made of  plastic)
  • Sun glasses with UV protection Category 4
  • Spare lenses (can be goggles, highly recommended)
  • Personal first-aid kit (medication with the relevant recipe)
  • Sunscreen , Lip balm
  • Soap, shampoo (small) and small towel.
  • Toilet paper. Baby wipes.
  • Swimming suit (to wear in stream)
  • Sun Hat

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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