Sighted from distant horizons, the Nevado de Chañi is a volcano of significant altitude that has nothing to do with the Andes. It consists of several peaks, all above 5000 meters above sea level, arising from prominent edges that flow westward and southward. The 5896 meters of the summit represents a major challenge to any mountaineer.
Recommendation: Spend the previous night in Salta.
Day 1: SALTA & SAN BERNARDO. Meeting in Salta and private transfer to San Bernardo de las Zorras, village located 3000 MASL, close to Train to the Clouds. Set of our camp next to some beautiful trees that provide us shade. A brief tour of the area. Hydration. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: POTRERO DE CHAÑI, 3400 MASL . Breakfast. Quiet trekking until our next camping site in "Potrero de Chañi", a picturesque village located 3400 MASL. Hiking around the area and acclimatization . Views of the south wall of Chañi Volcano. Walking time: 7 hours
Day 3: CORRAL BLANCO, 4000 MASL .We continue our ascent by an open and gradual slope. We visit Pasnato, an old native settlement and then finally ascend to Portezuelo del Chañi. The camp site is called Corral Blanco, located exactly at 4000 MASL. Free time, dinner and overnight. Walking time: 7 hours
Day 4: LOS MIMBRES-OVEJERÍA, 3600 MASL Day to climb over Chañi pass (PORTEZUELO) to reach Abra de Reyes (border between Salta and Jujuy - 4200 masl) from where we descend to Ovejería (3600 masl), a fantastic village located in the province of Jujuy. We will spend the night in a typical house of the area. Walking time: 8 hours
Day 5: LOS MIMBRES-OVEJERÍA, 3600 MASL .Breakfast. Low activity day. We can rest by the river or visit the Grand Canyon and the old settlement of OveJería, with its classic church and its two families as the only settlers today. Dinner and overnight. Walking time: 0
Day 6: LA GRAN VEGA, 4100 MASL Breakfast. We start our gradual ascent to attempt the summit . As we gain altitude we can appreciate the extraordinary framework of the area. Camping site beside a stream in La Gran Vega. Walking time: 6 hours
Day 7:REFUGIO, 4700 MASL Last section to reach the Nevado del Chañi Military refuge at 4700 meters above sea level. Rest, hydration and preparation of equipment for summit day. Walking time: 3 hours
Day 8:SUMMIT ,5400 MASL We got up very early, 2 am. We start walking at night for the summit . A major climb to the Abra de Chañi (5400 m). From there we continued along the edge towards the summit. Afetr celebration in the summit, we go back to the refuge. Walking time: 12/15 hours
Day 9 LOS MIMBRES-OVEJERÍA, 3600 MASL :Breakfast. Descent to Ovejeria. Recovery day, relax and rest. Walking time: 6 hours
Day 10: MOLULO, 2200 MASL.Breakfast. Long trek to Molulo,placed by the end of the valley. This will be the last night on the mountain. Farewell dinner. Walking time: 10 hours
Day11 LEON-SAN SALVADOR DE JUJUY-SALTA: Breakfast. Two hours walking to Leon, back again in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. End of teh trek.Transfer to San Salvador de Jujuy or Salta. End of our services
Crossing and demanding ascent. Should have prior experience and climb height.
Transfer to and from Salta
-Mules and pack animals
-Professional Mountain Guides
-Full board in the mountain
-General kitchen equipment, first aid and communication
-Personal accident insurance
-Transportation to Salta.
-Lodging on the previous day of the trekking
-Expenses caused by abandonment of the program.
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
It has no technical difficulty but it is physically demanding. It is mandatory to have previous experience in trekkings or other ascents.
For any mountain activity you need to have a previous physical preparation, or be physically active. In this case we suggest training (jogging twice to three times a week, cycling or swimming) and doing a good leg workout (gym, crossfit, , etc.)
We recommend walking at least once before this trekking with a backpack, as we carry our backpack suring the day and we sleep in tents at night. Summit day is quite demanding.
In a woman backpack, from 8 to 10 kilos, in a man from 10 to 12 kilos.
Overnight is spent in mountain campsites in igloo tents, comfortable and for 2/3 or 4 people.
Tents are included in the service. If you want to bring yours, ask us.
Even though the time of the year is the suitable for this ascent, temperatures tend to fall at night.
Stops are given with a frequency and graduation according to the intensity.
There are breaks for lunch, snack, and rest.
From 16 years old onwards. We also recommend you to contact us before registering or registering a minor just to make sure that his/her experience is the suitable for this climb.
A woman backpack carries around 13-15 kilos and a man backpack between 15-20 kilos.
Yes. We provide with mules/donkeys that will will carry the general equipment (tenets, kitchen equipment, food).
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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