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With a duration of: 3 days / 2 nights
Starts in: Salta ­ Bus to Ing. Maury Salta Ends in: Rio Astilleros ­ Transfer in a 4x4 to Salta
Distance: 32 KM
Starting height: 2.378 MASL
Finishing height: 1.815 MASL
Maximum height: 3.410 MASL

This version is offered with one day less of activity. Share with the main group the first two days of the circuit and then takes a side trail upon arrival to Astilleros river. After a connection walk of about 4 kilometers, a transfer out in 4x4 vehicle to the city of Salta it is provided. This version of the route reaches the western border of the Yunga forest.
Along the route we will be in contact with nature and the culture of a particular area of Salta. Starting at the Quebrada del Toro, our first ascent will be surrounded by cardones(giant cactus) and will reveal the snowy peaks of Cerro San Miguel and Acay. The trail leads to visit ruins of what one was the southern part of the Inca empire in the archaeological site of “Sillon del Inca” (Inca Seat). We continue the trip by visiting the local inhabitants of the area, who work their fields and breed their livestock over 3,000 meters high. Camping sites and dinners will be the time to share moments with the group and sometimes with local inhabitants when we camp near their homes at night. It is worth mentioning the quality of the meals being included and the organization of camping sites. We want to walk together on the mountain, but then enjoy comfortable camps. Therefore we strive to provide quality service in both the variety and choice of menus, snacks, breakfasts and food offered. Also by the equipment that we provide in the camps. No eating on the floor or inside the tents. Our camps include a dining tent, tables, benches, cutlery and tableware. And a glass of wine each night to foster fellowship and relaxation in the mountains.

Day 1

The trip begins at the bus terminal in the city of Salta. We took the bus that goes to San Antonio de los Cobres (departs at 8 am ­ time to be confirmed on each departure as it may vary). We got off the bus at the Gendarmerie Outpost of Ingeniero Maury, next to a school. After checking in the luggage and backpacks for the day, we provide lunch boxes, fill our water bottles and start walking. The first part is uphill. The trail is well marked and the slopes are mild / moderate but continuous. As we ascend the Quebrada del Toro starts looming before us in all its glory as well as the snowy peaks of Mount San Miguel and Acay behind the hills. After three hours of walking uphill we reach "La Virgen del Caminante" (The pilgrim´s Virgin) reference point for many mountaineers in the area. From this point the path continues with intermittent ascents and descents but mostly downhill. Our destination is Sillón del Inca ruins, where our first camp will take place. We'll have some spare time to walk around the area at this archaeological site that was once part of the Inca Empire.

Day 2

The second day we start from Sillón del Inca and the path will lead us over the 3,000 meters. We walk along one of the most beautiful places of agricultural production in the area, and if we are lucky, we will see some condors flying over us. We continue the road with a slight increase up to the maximum height of travel in the crossing clearing, reaching 3418 meters above sea level. Here the journey will show us one of the most spectacular views of the trip. From this point well above the clouds you will get to see all the Lerma Valley and the city of Salta. Then the trail descends and leads us, accompanied by spectacular views, to the site of our second camp. The camp takes place in the company of local people who have their agricultural production ranch. Here we can share experiences and learn about the lifestyle of the current inhabitants of the area.

Day 3

The third day the trail leads us closer to the typical wetland forest of Yungas. We left our camp and began to descend. Here the views are completely different from what they used to be in the previous two days. After a short hike we find that some trees and vegetation begin to grow on the mountains. We found Rivers and waterfalls. The trail continues in slight decline to the point where two mountain rivers meet. At this point those who opted for the Express version of Trekking to the Clouds go on another trail continuing their way down the river a few kilometers to the meeting point on the vehicle that will take us to Salta. The rest of the group continues upstream, and then goes into the Yungas. Here there is a first slight rise that gets more intense towards the end of the walk.


Trip includes:
­ Local bus ticket Salta
­ Ing Maury and ticket Quebrada de San Lorenzo to Salta.
­ Equipment needed for camp. (Tents, cooking utensils, heaters, etc.).
­ Specialized Bilingual Guide (Spanish / English) throughout the program. An additional assistant in groups of 6 or more travellers.
­ All meals detailed in program specification (B: breakfast; L: lunch; BXL: Box lunch; S: snack; D: dinner).
­ Load of individual luggage: sleeping bag, clothing and insulation up to 7 kg.
­ 3 nights camping (Trekking to the Clouds) / 2 nights camping (Express)
­ First aid equipment. Spot satellite for emergencies. Emergency satellite phone. VHF.

Trip does not include
­ Air tickets.
­ Personal expenses and tips.
­ Meals not mentioned in the program.
­ Nights Hotel in Salta.
­ Sleeping bags. ­ Alcoholic beverages.
­ Health Insurance. About Rates
­ Taxes: VAT is included in all rates.
­ Rates are subject to change without prior notice. The prices are confirmed at time of the reservation and full payment only.
­ Rates expressed in US Dollars.


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