Vallecitos in Calchaqui
Trekking in Isolated Coloured Mountains
A trekking expedition that combines small colonial whitewashed towns, Andean communities and amazing landscapes. Combine treks with a stay at a colonial estancia. This trek is designed for the traveller who wants to venture into remote trails, away from urban creature comforts, but at a moderate pace. Share your path with the Calchaquí people whose lifestyle still beats in tune with the sun and the moon.
- Walk per day: 6 to 7 hours
- Minimum and maximum altitude: 2,500 mt and 3,540 mt
- Total elevation gain on trek: 1,040 mt
- Total distance walked: 52 km
- 2 colonial posadas
- Dip into a cold mountain stream
- Learn to cook under the stars
What’s Included: Accommodation at casual colonial posadas in single or double occupancy; mountain tents; all transfers; all meals during treks and mountain camps; final night dinner; mountain bilingual guide, assistant at camps; pack animals.
Add ons: Iguassu falls and jungle | Puna Road Trip desert and volcanos | NW Argentina wine regions | Buenos Aires gourmet & tango
Cuesta del Obispo - Calchaqui Valley - Los Cardones National Park - National Route 40 – Andean gourmet cuisine - Giant cacti or cardones – Vicuñas – Andean traditions - Guanacos – Learn how to pack your donkey – Nevado de Cachi – Jurassic Formations – Inca ruins – High vineyards - Trout fishing – Altitude wines – Sun dried peppers and tomatoes – Trek in isolation away from crowds – Pre Hispanic history – Pachamama.