Snowy Cachi


Program: 09 days / 08 nights
Start: In the city of Salta.
Ends: in the City of Salta.
Minimum group: 3 people
Maximum group: 8 people
Time: March – April – October – November.
Difficulty: Medium – High.
Ascent Route: Las Pailas.

Clear dates


HOYGARD 6,180 masl (Second highest summit of the Snowy of Cachi),
The Massif of the snowy of Cachi has many options of ascents that go from a simple Trekking of height to the 6380 meters of its main summit, Liberator San Martin.
With its nine summits it is the most important massif of Salta. The first sporting ascent of this mountain was made in 1950 by the Norwegian doctor Arne Hoygaard, the Italian Franciscan Fray Oliverio Pelicelli, and 1st Lieutenant Pedro Di Pasquo. Although the first attempt of ascent was made in 1904 by the Andean explorer of German origin, Federico Reichert. Just like most of the mountains of northern Argentina, the Nevado de Cachi has a significant amount of archaeological sites, at its feet are the ruins of the Pailas and on its slopes and some summits archaeological remains.
For more information on this giant you can consult the bibliography of Christian Vitry, “The Snowy Cachi”.

Day 1: Salta / Cuesta del Obispo / Cachi.
Transfer of 3 hours and Trekking of 6 hours at 3,000mts. and continue to Cachi at 2,250mts
(BXL) Night in Cachi.

Day 2: Cachi / Huaico Hondo:
1 hour transfer to Huaico Hondo in Las Pailas 3,100 meters. On this day there is no activity, only transfer.
(M: C) Height Approx. 3,100mts. 2hs Approx. Night in Camp

Day 3: Huaico hondo / Piedra Grande:
Trekking and ascent up to 3900mts approx. to the Piedra Grande Camp,
(D: BXL: M: C) Height Approx. 3,900m 5hs Approx. Night in Camp.

Day 4: Acclimatization Day:
Acclimatization trekking at 4170mts, then return to the camp.
(D: BXL: M: C) Height Approx. 4,200m 3hs Approx. Night in camp.

Day 5: Piedra Grande / Isla de Piedra:
Trekking and ascent to Isla de Piedra (D: BXL: M: C)
Approx Height 4,600m 6hs Approx. Night in Camp.

Day 6: Stone Island / Kuhn Amphitheater:
We headed towards the next camp bypassing the great stones of the Kuhn Valley (D: BXL: M: C)
Approx Height 5,300m 6hs Approx. Night in Camp.

Day 7: Summit Attack:
Attack on the Hoygard summit of 6180m, the second highest in the Cachi Snowy. (D: BXL: M: C)
Approx Height 6.180mts. 5hs Approx. Night in Camp.

Day 8: Cachi / Salta:
Trekking and transfers and end of trip. (D: BXL 🙂

Day 9: Extra day due to bad weather

Notes: 1 or 2 more days must be provided either due to weather conditions or necessary for acclimatization.
The Role of the Guides:
The work of the Guides implies leading the group and supervising the needs of each of the clients, permanently ensuring security and trying to maximize the chances of succeeding in the Expedition. They will also be in charge of deciding, or modifying the itinerary or suspend any activity due to some climatic cause or of any other nature, justifying in favor of the safety of the group members.