CARAVANA DE LLAMAS: ZANJAS – 2 DAYS 1 NIGHT
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeAdventure, Charming, Classic, Climbing, Family-friendly, Forest, GROUP DEPARTURES, Hiking, Lake, Mountain, Quiet, Rural, Salt Flat, Sports, Trekking, Trendy, Walking Tour, Wild Life
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
Difficulty: (medium exigency, for the family).
Highest altitude: 3000 meters a.s.l.
Full trip duration: Two days, one night. (Distance walked: 16-18 kilometres / 10-11 miles)
Departure hour: First day: 10:00 AM.
Arrival hour: Second day: 6:00 PM.
We begin the tour from Tilcara, Humahuaca’s Gorge’s archaeological capital, from 2500 meters above sea level. Departure time is at 10 am and after we loading the llamas with all the necessary luggage for the trio, we will follow the footprint that the pilgrims travel every year during Holy Week. Halfway we have lunch at the Quebrada del Río de Punta Corral. Our destiny is Zanjas, where we will arrive at 5 pm. There we are going to visit Martínez’ family, members of the local comunity. We alrady walked 8 km and there is a height difference with Tilcara of 500 meters a.s.l.
We rest in the moring. You can visit the local farming terraces or you can share your time with locals. Your meals are going to be rural style. After a tasty lunch, we are going back to Tilcara. We will arrive aroung 6 pm.
-Regular tour departs everyday at 10.00 am from meeting point: Llama Yard (On the way to the Pucara, after crossing the bridge, take the street to the left and walk 500 meters). Ask for confirmated departures.
-Private tour departure schedule is coordinated previously with the passenger depending on their availability.
We recommend bringing hat, jacket, trekking shoes, extra pair of shoes, and sunscreen.
- Spanish Speaking guide from the community (English Speaking Guide with extra cost);
- All meals and refreshments during the trip. Meals and lodgings provided by the local communities.
- Camping gear, cooking equipment;
- First aid kit.
- Sleeping bag;
Tilcara / Siete vueltas / Quebrada del rio Punta Corral / Zanjas
We start our trek in Tilcara, archaeological capital of La Quebrada de Humahuaca, at 2500 meters a.s.l. The departure hour is at 10:00 AM and, after we carry the llamas with our bags and food, we follow a trail used by the pilgrims in Easter time. Half way to our destination we have lunch under the shade on the Ravine of Punta Corral’s river. Our final destination is Zanjas, we arrive at 5 PM and meet the Martinez family, members of the local community. The trek is about 8 km. (5 miles) and there is a difference of 500 meters (a.s.l.) with Tilcara. The country has about 1500 ha. and we can find interesting features such as small cascades, colored mountains, prehispanic crop terraces and archeological sites.
Night in altitude refuge.
-Full services / Trekking: 4 to 6 hours.
Zanjas/ Crop terraces / Tilcara
During the morning we can rest. We can also visit the crop terraces near by or spend some time with the local people. All foods during the day are rural style. After a nice lunch, we start our return arriving at Tilcara at 6:00 PM