Las Cuevas Route, Nevado de CachiLas Cuevas is perhaps the oldest known route, the first part of it belonges to a very old commercial path that cattle sellers would use to transit all the way down to Chile. While we transit this path we find an incredible amount of ruins on its way.
This route is the most direct to reach the highest summit of the Nevado de Cachi, Libertador San Martin 6380mts, while through Las Cuevas you get a direct route to the second highest summit, Arne Hoygard 6184.
The route has got water all the way up until Rincon de Minas camp, from there you need to carry it until the last campsite, Nivometro.
For more information on this mountain you can contact http://www.pumaexpeditions.com.ar they are the only local operator offering both routes and manage the mules logistic quite well.
Getting ThereThere are buses that take you from Salta, Manuel Rueda is the company, the go every day.
From town you can pay a remis in order to reach El Algarrobal, where you should start your aproximation to the mountain.
Route DescriptionLong walking hours from 4 to 7, not difficult but tedious.
Essential GearGood boots for the last day are very advisable, it can get easy to -15ºC
A good tent is also very recommendable as well as a good sleeping bag.
Remember to bring along enough space to carry water to reach the last campsite.