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TREKKING TO THE CLOUDS 2020 DATES

A Kallpa classic, the Trekking to the Clouds returns as every year. Find out the dates, available routes of choice and highlights.


Going across the mountains and through the ancient roads of the Inca Empire, this journey will make you discover ruins, views and magnificent landscapes. To do so, the Trekking to the Clouds offers three different versions with different lengths: 

Sillón del Inca – 2 days / 1 night:

Ideal for those looking for two days of activity to train the body and the senses. This version of the Trekking to the Clouds is intended for those seeking for a mountain experience within the immensity of Quebrada del Toro. The trail- that once was part of the ancient roads of the Inca Empire- will lead us in a moderate ascent up to a peculiar panoramic lookout point where the old villagers installed an observatory (El Observatorio) in order to anticipate the presence of visitors. Then the path will take us to the ruins of Sillón del Inca, where we will spend the night. The way back is through Mount Golgota, passing by Abra del Caminante, a milestone which today’s climbers use to frequent. The day ends descending through Golgota’s slope down to the picturesque town of Ingeniero Maury. 

Confluencia – 3 days / 2 nights:

Intended for those looking for a more active experience and in contact with the actual inhabitants of the hills. This version of the Trekking to the Clouds will guide us through the landscapes of Quebrada del Toro passing by El Observatorio (panoramic lookout point of the ancient villagers). The first night we will camp next to the ruins of Sillón del Inca. During day two, we will continue our ascent up to Abra de la Cruz, the highest point of the trail. From this point, if the sky is clear, we can appreciate all the immensity of Valle de Lerma, where Salta city is located. By the afternoon, we will be welcomed in by the Reinaga family, with whom we will share a dinner full of experiences and histories and with a privileged view of the hills. During day three, we will go from the dry areas to the beginning of the Yunga. We will descend alongside Río Astilleros, where the vehicle to return to Salta will be waiting.

San Lorenzo – 4 days / 3 nights:

Descending through San Lorenzo’s Gorge after four days walking among practically uninhabited mountains and valleys is an unrivalled sensation. A memorable contrast between the immensity of the hills, the loneliness of the villagers and the sudden presence of Salta city ahead of us. This version of the Trekking to the Clouds will also guide us through the landscapes of Quebrada del Toro passing by El Observatorio (panoramic lookout point of the ancient villagers). The first night we will camp next to the ruins of Sillón del Inca. During day number two, we will continue our ascent up to Abra de la Cruz, the highest lookout point of the trail. From there, if the sky is clear, we can appreciate all the immensity of Valle de Lerma, where Salta city is located. By the afternoon, we will be welcomed in by the Reinaga family, with whom we will share a dinner full of experiences and stories and with a privileged view of the hills. During day three we will leave the dry area to enter the density of the Yunga. We will share the night with Miss Feliciana Sarapura. During day four, our walk through the edge of the hills begins until we conquer, in the afternoon, our arrival to San Lorenzo, next to the city of Salta.

If you´re willing to adventure yourself into the clouds, we offer a monthly Sillón del Inca tour from January to December, and a monthly Confluencia and San Lorenzo tour from April to November. These are the departure dates for 2020:

Please, contact us to make your reservation.


 

SOLAR ECLIPSE IN BARILOCHE DECEMBER 2020

The greatest astronomical phenomenon will take place again next year and can be observed in a wide line of totality in Patagonia, from the Cordillera to the Argentine sea.


The total solar eclipse of 2019 shone splendidly in Argentina, leaving unforgettable images in a lot of Argentines and foreigners who came to our country to be among the 20 million privileged people around the world who were able to see live the greatest astronomical phenomenon, according to scientists.

It takes more than 300 years for an eclipse to occur in the same place, but since our geography is so extensive from north to south, the next one will be visible in Patagonia in 2020.

 The entire strip will be relatively narrow. Passing through Argentina, it will be seen from San Martín de los Andes in the province of Neuquén, to Las Grutas in Río Negro. In the rest of the country and in South America it will be seen partially in different percentages.

In Kallpa, we have planned a special 3-day fixed departure to witness this celestial phenomenon. It is a unique opportunity to visit the beautiful city of Bariloche, experience the magical event of the solar eclipse joined by other interested travelers and an astronomer, and also enjoy a soft uphill hike on the Llao Llao peninsula to enjoy incredible Patagonian panoramic views. Without a doubt, an unforgettable photographic journey!

For more information, rates and the full program, please contact your Kallpa Tour coordinator.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Fixed departure from December 13th to 16th 2020:

  • Day 1 – Dec. 13th: Arrival in Bariloche. Briefing with tour leader and astronomer. Rest of the day at leisure.
  • Day 2 – Dec. 14th: Solar eclipse full day experience at Catan Lil ranch.
  • Day 3 – Dec. 15th: Full day short circuit and hike to the Llao Llao Peninsula.
  • Day 4 – Dec. 16th: Transfer to the airport.

Included

  • Tour leader for the whole tour.
  • Lodging for 3 nights at Las Marianas Hostería in standard room with breakfast.
  • Services and meals as detailed on the description.
  • Full day eclipse events arrangements, including round trip transportation and accompaniment of an astronomer. Lunch is not included.
  • Hike to Llao Llao Peninsula, including Bilingual Certified Mountain Guide / Box lunch + water + tea + snacks / First Aid Kit + VHF Radio + GPS / Insurance + Permits.

 Not included

  • International and/or domestic flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Taxes, personal expenses.
  • Meals not detailed on the description.

​Deutschsprachige Zubuchertour Patagonien

“Patagonien hat tiefe Wurzeln in meinen Gedanken hinterlassen” – Charles Darwin 1809 – 1882


Nicht nur der Naturwissenschaftler Charles Darwin, wurde, seit dem er hier und dort in diesem weitem, teils sehr trockenem und menschen verlassene Land war, von den Besonderheiten und natürlichen Schönheiten beeindruckt. Es sind viele die, seit der Entstehung der Arten, offen, naturgebunden aber auch unbewusst seiner Theorie, im südlichsten Zipfel Amerikas gereist sind. Dank der wunderschönen hier erlebten Momente und Eindrücke sind deren Gedanken von Patagonien immer noch stark geprägt.

Color Patagonia

Unendliche Steppen Pampas, magische Buchenwälder, eigenartige Tiere, immer unterschiedlich blau- aber auch grün und Türkis gefärbte Seen zu Füßen von Granit- Kolossen sind nur ein Teil der Mystik, die Patagonien erweckt! Nicht nur die Natur ist einladend! Der Argentinier und der Chilene ist gastfreundlich und dies wird spätestens während eines asados, Grill- abendessen klargestellt. In diesem weitläufigen Land voller umzingelnden Horizonten wird das Gefühl der Lebendigkeit erwachen. Buenos Aires und, fern von den Geräuschen der Großstadt, Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre, Gletscher Moreno und Torres del Paine sind die großen Höhepunkte dieser Deutschsprachigen Zubuchertour.

Viele Reisende haben gehört … , dass der Herr im Himmel sich die Farben in den vielen Seen am Fusse der Anden holt, um die wunderschönen Himmel Patagoniens zu malen … Wer weiss, sicher ist, dass Patagonien mehr als eine Reise Wert ist. Unsere Empfehlung ist “Lass‘ nichts außer Fußabdrücken zurück und außer Deinen Eindrücken und besten Fotos, nehme nichts mit.”


Rahmeninformation

  • Dauer: 14 Tage, in 2 Versionen (HIN: Buenos Aires – Patagonien und RETOUR: Patagonien – Buenos Aires)
  • Höhepunkte: Buenos Aires zu Fuss, El Calafate (Gletscher Moreno), Wandern in Chaltén (Fitz Roy und Cerro Torre) und im National Park Torres del Paine (Gebiete Las Torres & Grey See)
  • Charakter der Reise: Zubuchertour, aktiv und attraktiv mit durchgängiger deutschsprachiger Reiseleitung.
  • Unterkünfte: 9 x in einfache, saubere, nett bediente, gutgelegene Hotels und 4 x in Berghütte in gemischten 4-6 Bettzimmer mit geteilter Dusche und WC.
  • Wanderungen: 2 x Chaltén, 2 x Torres del Paine; Spazieren in Buenos Aires und am Gletscher Moreno.
  • Mahlzeiten: 14 x Frühstück, 1 x Grill- Abendessen.
  • Preise: der vorgeschlagene Verkaufs- Preis, ist gültig bei 4 bis 12 Gäste und enthält die Provision für unsere Partner. Sonderpreis für AGENTEN ist netto für Patagonien- Fans der Tourismusbranche, Agenten & Mitarbeiter. Der Termin ist auch für Gäste buchbar.

WICHTIG: Gerne schicken wir den Preisvorschlag und Tagesverlauf mit inbegriffenen Leistungen wenn Sie sich bei mir melden: Felipe Remmer [email protected]comIch antworte gerne Anregungen und Fragen.