Incahuasi


Incahuasi


 

INCAHUASI VOLCANO
 

(6621 meters above sea level)
 

Catamarca Province

 

Incahuasi is a volcano in Catamarca Province, Argentina that borders the desert region of Atacama, Chile. Given its high altitude, this volcano is the tenth tallest mountain in the Americas.


Its name means “house” in Quechua, an Incan language and Incan sanctuaries have been built on its summit.

DAILY ITINERARY


Duration: 11 days

Arrival and return from Fiambala, Catamarca
 

Day 1: Fiambala– Cazadero Grande, 3,000 meters above sea level
 

Day 2: Day in el Chorro
 

Day 3: El Chorro – Las Grutas, 4,000 meters above sea level
 

Day 4: Hiking in Falso Morocho
 

Day 5: Hot springs of Las Grutas
 

Day 6: Base camp- 5,500 meters above sea level
 

Day 7: Campsite 1- 5,700 meters
 

Day 8: Campsite 2- 5,900 meters
 

Day 9: Summit – 6,621 meters
 

Day 10: Descent to Fiambalá
 

Day 11: Extra day

 

* The guide and company can modify the schedule of the ascent in accordance with the group’s needs and the climatic conditions.
 

Day 1


We leave from Fiambalá and arrive in Cazadero Grande, (3,000 meters). Here we will prepare the campsite to begin acclimatization.

Day 2


We will move to el Chorro, or in English “the jet of water”, where we will enjoy fishing for trout, a number of hikes and rock/ climbing.

Day 3


 We will take down the campsite and head to las Grutas (4,000 meters) to continue the acclimatization process.

Day 4


 We will go on a light hike to Falso Morocho, (4,500 meters) to acclimatize.

Day 5


 We will hike to the hot springs of Las Grutas, or “the caverns/caves” in English, and spend the day there.

Day 6


We will realize/make our first towards the summit. We will set up the base camp along the backside of the small volcanoes at 5,500 meters.

Day 7
 

We will ascend to campsite 1 where we will reach 5,700 in altitude. We will camp there for the night and enjoy the incredible view.

Day 8


We will continue the acclimatization process and ascend to campsite 2 at an altitude of 5900 meters.

 

Day 9


Today we will tackle the summit, reaching almost 6,700 meters of altitude. After, we will descend to campsite 2 where we will spend the night.

Day 10


We will take down campsite 2, descend to the volcanoes and rest in the thermal waters of Fiambalá.

Day 11


Extra day




SERVICeS INCLUDed

 

Transportation from Catamarca to Fiambalá

Transportation from Fiambalá to Las Grutas and from the Las Grutas to refuge 5 
 
Two nights of accommodation in Fiambalá

Professional guide and assistant during the entire expedition
 
Food during the entire expedition
 
Altitude tents
 

Constant VFH communication



 

SERVICeS NOt INCLUDed

 

Accommodation at the refuge in Las Grutas
 
Personal equipment
 
Personal medications for individual clients (although we do have a first aid kit)
 
Extra nights of accommodation in Fiambalá
 
Any additional cost if the some one decides to leave the expedition early
 
Drinks in Fiambalá and Las Grutas
 
Telephone communication
 
Any other service that is not specified in this document
 

 

 


PERSONAL EQUIPMENT

 

Neoprene pads

High altitude sleeping bag

Hiking boots

Walking shoes/ sneakers

Wool or fleece socks- 2 pairs

Long underwear or leggings

Fleece pants

Waterproof pants

Hiking pants

Long underwear

Thermall long sleeve shirt 

Polar fleece jacket
 

Down jacket

Rain jacket

Sun protection

Tooth brush and tooth paste

Lip protection

Toilet paper

Backpack

Personal documents

Camera (optional)

Ski poles

Thermos (1 liter)

Headlamp

 

Thermal/insulated gloves

Polar tech gloves

Down mittens

Sun hat

Polar tech hat

Sunglasses