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Quebrada del Toro & Sillón del Inca Trek — Overnight Experience

Trek across Quebrada del Toro Canyon and along ancient Inca roads. Discover ruins and witness breathtaking views. Disconnect from the bustle of everyday life and reconnect with with the stunning natural world on this 2 day high-altitude adventure.

USD $480.00

Per Person


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Trek Stunning Landscapes and Ancient Roads to Sillón del Inca

Trek across mountainsides and along ancient Inca passes. Discover ruins and witness breathtaking views. Disconnect from the bustle of everyday life and reconnect with with the stunning natural world on this 2 day Quebrada del Toro Canyon and the Sillón del Inca trek.

Highlights

  • Hike along ancient roads to a remote Inca city
  • Witness outstanding panoramas of Quebrada del Toro Canyon
  • Camp in the ancient city of Sillón del Inca

Tour Information

  • Duration: 2 days/1 night
  • Start & End Location: Salta, Argentina
  • Availability:
    • September 9, 2018
    • October 14, 2018
    • November 11, 2018
    • December 9, 2018
    • For 2019 dates, please contact us at info@keteka.com for details!
  • Difficulty Level: Medium
    • Day 1: 6-7 walking hours, 7.5 miles (12.5 kilometers) distance
    • Day 2: 6-7 walking hours, 6.5 miles (10 kilometers) distance

Itinerary

You’ll begin your Sillón del Inca with a bus ride from Salta to the edge of Quebrada del Toro Canyon. Here, experience stunning rugged landscapes, an array of color, and lonely cacti dotting the mountainsides.

Today, you’ll hike along a path that was once an ancient road of the Inca Empire. Walk 12.5 kilometers surrounded by stunning views, stopping for lunch at the midway point to enjoy the outstanding view and relax. In the afternoon, you’ll begin your ascent to the panoramic El Observatorio lookout point.

El Observatorio was built by ancient inhabitants of the mountainous region to keep watch for arriving visitors — or enemies — that tried to reach the village ahead. From this timeless, lonely view point, you’ll get a singular panoramic view of the entire ravine and surrounding mountainside.

From El Observatorio, you’ll hike to the nearby ruins of Sillón del Inca where you’ll camp for the night. At Sillón del Inca, wander the outstanding ruins, walk through the mysterious Inca throne room, and admire the pristine Andes that surround you.

As you gaze across the barren landscape, you’ll be humbled by the generations of humanity that have lived and thrived in this lonely expanse. You’ll set up camp for the night near the ruins, and enjoy dinner and hot tea or coffee under star-filled skies.

The next morning, you’ll pack up camp and continue along the barren paths of Mount Golgota and Abra del Caminante stopping for lunch along the way. You’ll end the day with an easy hike to the picturesque town of Ingeniero Maury. From there, your bus will take you back to Salta.

What’s Included

  • Local round trip bus ticket to/from trail head
  • Camping equipment except sleeping bag (tent, cooking utensils, heaters, etc.).
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) guide
  • Day 1 meals: boxed lunch, dinner, tea
  • Day 2 meals: Breakfast, boxed lunch
  • Personal luggage carry: sleeping bag, clothing and insulating carpet up to 7 KG
  • First aid kit

What’s Not Included

  • International or domestic flights
  • Sleeping bag
  • Accommodation in Salta
  • Travel/medical insurance
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Personal expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages (available at campsite)

Important Notes

  • This is a high-altitude experience. We recommend an acclimation period of at least 2 days above 6,500 feet (2000 meters) prior to your trek.

What to Bring

The following items are suggested for maximum comfort and preparedness:

  • Head
    – Wool hat.
    – Buff or soft cotton scarf.
    – Mountain fit sunglasses with U.V. + 90% and side-protectors
  • Upper body
    -1 Polypropylene long sleeve T-shirt
    -2 short sleeve cotton or polypropylene t-shirt
    -Jacket/ Polar fabric jacket (one)
    -Jacket/gore-tex or waterproof breathable
    Jacket
  • Hands
    – Polypropylene, first skin gloves
  • Lower body
    – Polypropylene leggings
    – Gore-tex or similar windbreaker breathable pants
  • Feet
    – Long socks (1 cotton pair and 1 expedition pair)
    – Trekking boots
    – Comfortable shoes
  • Technical equipment
    – Trekking cane
    – Backpack
    – Feather sleeping bag (14° Fahrenheit/-10° Celcius)
    – Water bottle (at least 900 ml.)
    – Insulating sleeping pad
    -Frontal flashlight with extra batteries and light-bulb
  • Personal belongings
    – Sunscreen
    – Lip protector
    – Hygiene bag
    – Personal first aid kit
    – Personal belongings: camera, mp3, books, etc.

Map

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Quebrada del Toro, Rosario de Lerma, Salta, Argentina

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Quebrada del Toro, Rosario de Lerma, Salta, Argentina -24.750000, -65.750000

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