Trekking from Iruya to La Quiaca (TIN)       More information

Trekking La Quebrada de Humahuaca - Hiking with Patagonia Adventure Trip at North of Argentina In this adventure trekking, walking by valleys and the Quebrada, EL CAMINO DEL INCA will take us with its mysteries and silences, to the heart of a millenary culture. Like hundreds of years ago, we will hike like the Incas did, and we will trek between these small populations of kolla origin hided among the hills. This tour offers you histories, places, trek experiences and people you will not forget.
This is a regular group trekking activity but with a minimum of 3 passengers.

Departures 2013:

    10 days - 9 nights

    Season: April to October

    Begins: Sundays

Tilcara - Trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip
Starts at: Salta Airport (SLA).
Ends at: Salta Airport (SLA).

Day 1: Salta Airport - City of Salta
We welcome you at the Airport and transfer you to your accommodation in Salta. We will have the rest of the day to enjoy this nice colonial town full of traditions and good empanadas.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room
Included meals: none

Day 2: San Antonio de los Cobres - Salinas Grandes - Tilcara
We depart early on our way to Campo Quijano, going through the Quebrada Del Toro, and the finally arriving to the pre Hispanic city of Rosa de Tastil with its legendary ruins. Our trip continues to San Antonio de los Cobres, a typical town located at 4000 meters altitude. Later, through the Paso de Jama we will be able to appreciate the “Salinas Grandes”; then descending over the path of the Lipan, we will make a stop at the town of Purmamarca and its famous Mount of ‘Los Siete Colores’. Later we arrive to our lodge at the picturesque town of Tilcara. Iruya - Trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room.
Included meals: breakfast (B)

Day 3: Devil’s Throat - Tilcara

We will have the morning free to discover the town and its unique things such us: the Plaza Grande, the Plaza Chica, the town church, and the Pucará de Tilcara, an important milestone in the Quebrada de Humahuaca. In the afternoon we will do a small trek to the devil’s throat, walking along the old Kollas paths and watching the amazing view. After 3 or 4 hours we finally go back to Tilcara.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room.
Included meals: breakfast (B)

Day 4: Tilcara - Iruya Hiking Chiyayoc - Trekking Puna with Patagonia Adventure Trip
During the morning, we will travel out of Jujuy towards the North in a local Bus to the small town of Iruya, a picturesque village just in the north of Salta. We will have enough time to walk around the town, discovering its beautiful cobbled streets and its typical chapel. We will spend the night in this fascinating place.
Simple Lodging.
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 5: Iruya - Chiyayoc
Early in the morning, we will begin the trekking from Iruya, at 2800 meters altitude. We will hike up north the river in a slow but incessant ascent, until we reach the Abra Del Colorado. From there, we will walk down to the San Juan River where we have lunch. After the break, another hiking ascent is expecting us and then the posterior hiking descent to the Chiyayoc village, at 3100 m altitude over sea level. Walking time: 8 to 9 hours.
Simple LodgingHiking to Rodeo Colorado - Trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 6: Chiyayoc - Rodeo Colorado
Our trek continues through this amazing landscape. We descend hiking until we reach the valley of the river Trancas. Once there we start an ascending trek again until we arrive to the edge. From there we will have a fabulous view of the town of Rodeo Colorado. Later we hike back descending through the Pera River. We finally arrive to Rodeo Colorado town. Estimated walking time: 8 to 9 hours.
Lodging at Semi full Camping
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 7: Rodeo Colorado - Nazareno River
This day we descend hiking our way through a wide slope to the town of Molino, keeping always the amazing view of the valley of the river Nazareno in our back. From here we walk up to the place where we will put up our camp. Estimated walking time: 4 to 5 hours.
Lodging at Semi full Camping
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner Rodeo Colorado - Trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip(D)

Day 8: Nazareno River - Nazareno
Last stage of our trekking crossing the Puna Andes, during which we will go hiking up river to reach Nazareno village. There, we can discover this typical town and enjoy our experiences. Walking time: 5 to 6 hours.
Simple Lodging
Included meals: breakfast (B), box lunch (BL) and dinner (D)

Day 9: Nazareno - La Quiaca - Salta
In the morning we go back to La Quiaca in the northern region of Argentina, on the border with Bolivia. From here we continue our way down south to Salta.
Lodging at Hosteria Double or Single Room.
Included meals: breakfast (B)

Day 10: Salta - Salta Airport
After breakfast we are transferred to the airport where our Intense Trekking trip ends
Included meals: breakfast (B)
Hiking to Nazareno - Trekking with Patagonia Adventure Trip

Price: 1508 u$d (Hosteria - Double room)
           1878 u$d (Hosteria - Single room)

Included services: Incoming services, 4 nights in Hostería double or single with breakfast, 3 nights in Semi–Full Camp (included: tents and dinner tent or saloon. Not included: sleeping bag or insulating mattress), 2 nights in simple lodging (room without private bathroom) Bilingual guide (Spanish – English) during all the activities, 8 breakfast (B), 5 box lunch (BL) and 5 dinners (D), transfers Salta airport - Salta - Salta airport, all transportation as shown in the itinerary combining private and regular buses, mules for transportation of the tents, general equipment & food for all the trekking. We will carry the traveler's luggage up to a maximum of 8 kg, for days 4 to 9.

Not included services: international and domestic flights, airport taxes, transfers in Buenos Aires, nights in Buenos Aires, drinks, foods not detailed, optional excursions, medical covering, tips, services not detailed in the program. More information

List of suggested personal equipment:
• Backpack, 60 /70 lts
• Sleeping bag, down or synthetic, for -10ºC
• Sleeping mattress (therm-a-rest type)
• Trekking shoes or boots
• Thermal underwear
• Trekking pants
• Fleece
• Breathable parka and over pants
• Gaiters
• Gloves
• Thermal socks
• Swim suit & towel (for a warm bath at Atacama geysers)
• Thermal socks
• The necessary spare cloth
• Wool hat
• Sun hat
• Sun glasses
• Sun screen / block (UV is strong)
• Personal items
• Lamp
• Trekking poles (recommended, if you are used to them)
• Water bottle
• Photo camera & batteries
• Personal medication
• Passport/Visa (if needed) to cross the border between Argentina & Chile.
• Garbage bags (we Leave No Trace)

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