Trekking Tour of the Nevado de Chañi (5896 masl) - Jujuy - Argentina

A journey arriving to the base of the main summit of Chañi (5950 mts.)

  • Start Date : Request!
  • Hora Inicio: At midday in Salta
    Hora Fin: At midday in S.S of Jujuy
  • Meeting Point:Salta City
    End: Salta City
  • Duration:10 days + trip
    Availability: 10 spots
Voyage around Chañi


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.

Included Services


-Touring guides and coordinators.

-Local transfer.

-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

-Previous counselling


Services NOT included

-Transportation to Salta-Jujuy. Tents (ask for)

-Rent of your personal equipment (clothing, sleeping bag, etc)

Photo and Video Gallery


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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

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

Fitness (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

Ask for the recommended equipment list.

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

Contact and Enquiries

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