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CHAÑI VOLCANO - Height: 22900 ft/5980 msl - Level: High

Itinerary: 6 days / 5 nights
Departs from: Salta (City)
Season: April – May, September – December
Difficulty Level: High
Elevation: 5512 ft/1680 metres

Day 01: Salta, Humahuaca Gully.

Early departure from Salta City to Jujuy province, arriving to the Quebrada de Humahuaca, declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Arrival to Purmamarca, known for its seven colour hill. Hotel night in Purmamarca.

Day 2: Purmamarca, Salinas Grandes, El Moreno. Breakfast.

Departure in the morning for El Moreno, across the Cuesta del Lipan, visiting Salinas Grandes. Arrival to El Moreno (12467 ft) Camping Night.

Day 3: El Moreno. Breakfast.

Light trekking to get acclimatized. Camping for the night at El Moreno.

Day 4: El Moreno, Campo Mina, Refugio del Diablo.

Breakfast. Early morning start by car to Campo Mina (14042 ft) then the trekking to 'El Diablo' Shelter. Camping Night.

Day 5: Ascent to the Summit.

Attempt at reaching the summit of Chañi ( 19 344 ft / 5 896 msl). After reaching the summit, the descent to Campo Mina starts. Transfer by vehicle to El Moreno. Camp for the night.

Day 6: El Moreno, San Antonio de los Cobres, Salta.

Transfer to Salta on the national Route 40. Continue to San Antonio de los Cobres, a typical town of the puna salteña. Lunch. Trip continues on Route 51, entering the Quebrada del Toro parallel to the famous Tren de las Nubes (Train to the Clouds). Arrival in Salta. Hotel for the night.

» Usefull Information

The company reserves the right to modify the itinerary or suspend any of the activities when the climate or any other circumstances compromise the safety of the members of the group.

- Transport in a 4×4 light truck.
- All the equipment necessary for camping. (Tent, kitchenware, etc.).
- Bilingual specialized guide (Spanish - English).
- All the meals specified in the program (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; BXL: Box lunch; S: Snack; D: Dinner).
- Mules for transportation of the equipment.
- Nights at Camps in the mountain.
- Nights at mountain shelter.
- Basic Medical Insurance for illness or accidents up to $3000 Argentinean pesos.
- First Aid equipment.
- VHF.

Does Not Include:
- Flights.
- Personal expenses and tips.
- Night at hotel in Salta City and Purmamarca.
- Meals not mentioned in the program.
- Sleeping bags.
- Alcoholic Drinks.
- Taxes.

Recommended Equipment:
- Cap or Light hat.
- Balaclava.
- Woll or polartec beanie.
- Bandana.
- UV + 90% mountain sunglasses with side shields.

Upper part of the body
- 2 polypropylene long-sleeved t-shirts.
- 2 cotton or polypropylene t-shirts.
- 2 polypropylene long-sleeved undershirts.
- Polartec jacket.
- Gore tex or waterproof jacket.
- Duvet jacket.

Lower part of the body
- Polypropylene gloves.
- Polartec gloves.
- Inferior part of the body.
- Polypropylene long underwear.
- Gore-Tex or waterproof pants.
- Light long pants.
- Polartec light pants.

- Waterproof gaiters.
- Long socks (4 cotton pairs and 4 thermal pairs)
- Trekking boots.
- Comfortable trainers.

Technical equipment
- Trekking sticks.
- Crampons.
- Back pack (70 lt or more)
- Duvet Sleeping bag (-20 °C)
- Metal thermus of 1 lt.
- Water bottle of at least 900 cc.
- Insulated sleeping pad.
- Head Lamp (Extra light bulbs and batteries)

Personal Objects
- Sunscreen.
- Lip protector.
- Hygienic bag.
- Personal medicine chest.
- Others: digital camera, mp3, books, etc.


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