Zanjas 2 days

(Photo Ariel Mendieta)


Llama Trekking : Zanjas – Tilcara: Two days, one night

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.
Departure location: Llama yard
Time of the year: it can be done any month of the year.

Day 1: 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.

Day 2: 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

-Breakfast and lucnh included
-Trekking: 4 to 6 hours.
-End of services

For a minimum of: two guests.
(Fees in pesos ARS until December 2021)

Fee per person (shared services):
* ADULTS: $ 24000 (u$s 200)
It includes:Guide (Spanish). All meals and refreshments during the trip. Meals and lodgings provided by the local communities. Camping gear, cooking equipment and first aid kit.
It does not include: Sleeping bag.
We recommend bringing hat, jacket, trekking shoes, extra pair of shoes, and sun block.

We advise to book the tours with some anticipation to guarantee a place, and for that we ask an advance payment of half the cost of the trip through a bank deposit.


  • english
  • spanish
  • française
  • Certificado SIGO



    Hospedaje en Tilcara

    Cabañas en Tilcara

    Más que un alojamiento, es un lugar entre el cielo y la tierra.

    Hostería en Tilcara

    Mundo Trekking