Vallecitos in Calchaqui

Trekking in Isolated Coloured Mountains

Trekking Vallecitos - Trip

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.

Specifics:

  • 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

Highlights:

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.

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Vallecitos in Calchaqui

Region: Northwest Argentina, Salta province
Where: Salta |Cachi | Payogasta | Finca Belgrano | Vallecitos | Molino | Potrero |
When: all year round
Start and end: Salta, Argentina.
Trip length: 7 days/6 nights.
Activity level: Moderate
Hotels: Casual Posadas and mountain tents

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