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Argentina Trails a tourism company that designs and operates Adventure travel and special interest. We specialize in Mountaineering, Trekking, 4x4 trips and tailored programs in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru. Argentina Trails guarantees excellent quality service and extensive experience in the sector.





TRIP PLAN


TILCARA TO CALILEGUA CROSS - JUJUY


05 days / 04 nights
Departs from: Salta City
Ends at: Salta City
Min Pax: 04
Max Pax: 12
Difficulty Level: Medium. 6 hs. trekking average per day.

Day 1: Salta, Quebrada de Humahuaca, Tilcara

Departure from Salta to the ‘Quebrada de Humahuaca’. After entering the province of Jujuy we start to go across the impressive Quebrada de Humahuaca until we arrive at Tilcara, where we stay, giving us time to walk around, being able to visit the ruins of Pucará. Night at Hosteria de Tilcara.
Alt. approx.: 7717 ft.

Day 2: Tilcara, Garganta del Diablo, beginning of the trekking

Departure by car towards Alfarcito, on our way we will pass the ‘Garganta del Diablo’, caused by the erosion of Guasamayo river. Arrival to Alfarcito. We start the climb. Our path took us gradually gaining height to the Abra de la Cruz. Night in camp. (B; BXL; D).
Alt. approx.: 12795 ft.

Day 3: Trekking through the Mountains

We continue our descent to Huara Huasi, we will have time for water supply, and then we continued our ascent. Once there, with an incredible view we will take our lunch. If time and weather conditions are good we may have the possibility to see some condors. After lunch we continue the trekking up to the barracks where we will make our camp site, near the town of Molulo. (B; BXL; D).
Alt. approx.: 10095 ft.

Day 4: El Molulo, San Lucas

After breakfast, we continue our trip to the Abra del Potrero, before beginning the steep ascent to ‘Peñon del Colorado’ we will have lunch and relax surrounded by a great landscape. A path will lead us between the green vegetation to the top of ‘El Peñon’, once there, we start descending towards the small town of San Lucas. Night in Camp. (B; BXL; D).
Alt. approx.: 6115 ft.

Day 5: San Lucas, Calilegua National Park, Salta

We left San Lucas back and continue down a path that runs along the riverside, in our journey we will see some fantastic waterfalls that leave us surprised by its splendor falling from this unique rock mass. After crossing river San Lucas our ascent begins to San Francisco, where our vehicle is waiting for us to come back to Salta. (B; BXL).
Alt. approx.: 4921 ft. END OF OUR SERVICES

» USEFULL INFORMATION

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

Includes:
- Transfer In from Salta to Tilcara by vehicle.
- Transfer Out fron San Francisco to Salta by vehicle.
- Equipment for camping. (Tent, kitchenware, etc.)
- Bilingual specialized guide (Spanish-English)
- 01 assistant every 03 persons.
- All meals specified in the program (B: Breakfast, BXL: Box Lunch, S: Snack, D: Dinner)
- 01 night at Tilcara.
- 03 nights camping at mountain sites.
- First aid kit.
- Basic Medical Insurance for disease or accident up to $3000 Argentinean pesos.
- VHF radio.

Does Not Include:
- Flight ticket.
- Personal expenses and tips.
- Accommodation at Salta City.
- Meals not mentioned in the program.
- Sleeping bags (can be rented)
- Alcoholic beverages.
- Taxes (transportation 10, 5%)

Recommended Equipment:
Head
- Cap or Light hat.
- Wool or polartec beanie.
- Bandana.
- UV + 90% mountain sunglasses with side shields.
Upper part of the body
- 1 polypropylene long-sleeved t-shirts.
- 2 cotton or polypropylene t-shirts.
- Polartec jacket.
- Gore tex or waterproof jacket.
- Duvet jacket.
Hands
- Polypropylene gloves.
- Polartec gloves.
- Waterproof mitts with wool, polartec or duvet interiors.
Inferior part of the body
- Polypropylene long underwear.
- Gore-Tex or waterproof pants.
- Swimsuit
Feet
- Long socks (1 cotton pairs and 2 expeditions special one)
- Trekking boots.
- Comfortable trainers.
Technical equipment
- Trekking sticks.
- Duvet Sleeping bag (-20 °C)
- Water bottle of at least 900 cc.
- Insulated sleeping pad.
- Head Lamp (Extra light bulbs and batteries)
- Resistant bag for the transport of the equipment in mules.
Personal Objects
- Sunscreen.
- Lip protector.
- Hygienic bag.
- Personal medicine chest.
- Others: digital camera, mp3, books, etc.