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.