Mountain ranges in the Andean North of Argentina offer not only the magnificent scenery for which they are famous, but also some spectacular indian trails that starting in the humid lowland valleys climb up crossing the Cloudforest and reach the great expanses of the altiplano at 4.000 m.

A few of these paths venture higher up to the ice-carpeted vertical walls and the snow-capped peaks of 6.000 m. volcanoes. One of those places in the world offering a fine combination of natural history and cultural adventure, good climate throughout the year, superb food and accommodation in private ranches, plus the warm welcome of its people.

Clark Expediciones operate Adventure and Trekking Tours in the Andean North providing transportation in adequate vehicles -4x4 wagons are often essential-, horses to carry gear, first quality camp service, good food and expert mountain guides.

Our standard circuits include from half-day or one day soft hikes to seven-days treks, including an attempt to the summit of Chani Mount. Basically, our short tours of moderate hiking are designed for family groups and travelers wishing to do some escorted walking and exploring.

Our rigorous trek to the Nevado de Chani and other custom-designed hiking and adventure tours are created for foreign trekking tour operators to which we specially invite to discover this unique Andean destination.

Half-day and Full-day Hiking

Escorted walks along San Lorenzo Canyon and the Enchanted Valley in Los Cardones National Park

Cloudforest to the Puna Trek: Four days/three nights

Natural History exploration in the Cloudforest at Calilegua National Park.
Then we move higher up into Montane Forest and make base camp at the foothills of Amarillo Mount from where we make day hikes to the surroundings reaching Puna habitats at about 3,000 m. where we watch the clouds and soaring Condors from above !

Nevado de Chani Trek: Seven days/ six nights

The towering Nevado de Chaņi (c. 6,000) over the Cordillera Oriental, marks the highest point along the border between Salta and Jujuy provinces in the Andean North of Argentina, separating waters and habitats between the humid Cloudforest carpeting its foothills to the East and the dry Puna with large salt flats to the West.

This mountain was an important operating center for the Incas that dominated other local ancient cultures, leaving their influence to the present inhabitants. You will discover it in their music, in the typical meals and the religious rituals.

We trek along foothills and deep ravines during three days enjoying beautiful landscapes with remarkable contrast of colors varying from the intense green of the Yungas to the ancient Andean ochres.

Then we camp at c.4000m in the base of the summit from where we explore nearby lagoons, impressive ice-walls and organize a truly challenging event for those wishing to attempt to the Chaņi summit.