The community of Rodero with its petroglyphs, antigales and cultivation platforms, is a faithful witness to the passage of pre-Inca and Inca communities over time. Today it is divided into the places of Pueblo de la Candelaria, Juiri, Ronque and Queragua. It limits to the east with the mountains of Aparzo, the limit point with the town of Chorcán; to the west, the Rio Grande acts as a limit point and in turn borders the towns of Chorrillos and Hornaditas; to the south, a cairn (mound of stones) and Cerro Negro, serves as the border with the Chicote’-Coctaca farm.
The climate of the region in general is pleasant, in winter the minimum temperatures usually reach -6 ° C, on very cold days, between 6:00 and 9:00 in the morning, but at noon, almost every days are around 15 ° C. In the summer the minimums are around 12 ° C and the maximum 30 ° C. The rains occur only in summer, generally from December to March, and can be anticipated or extended by a few years.
It can be visited throughout the year. In the rainy season (December to March) you must first check the state of the roads and available activities.
Make reservations prior to contracting services given the difficulties in access to communication in the rural environment.
Service station, police station, rubber shop and other services are available in the town of Humahuaca.
Cell phone service is limited, so it is recommended to inform your last place of lodging where they are going and for how long.
It is important to bring water, sunscreen and a hat or cap for outdoor activities, as well as sufficient shelter at any time of the year due to the marked temperature range of the region.
How to get?
From Humahuaca starting on Provincial Route 73, about 4km approx. until the detour to the left towards Provincial Route 73a, on the way to Coctaca and Rodero.
Humahuaca – Rodero 23.8 km
Telephone Numbers of Interest:
- Municipal emergencies (Civil Defense) 103
- Humahuaca Hospital (03887) 421009
- SAME Operational Base Humahuaca (03887) 421159
- Medical emergencies (SAME) 107.
- Humahuaca Police (3887) 421017
- Police Emergencies 911
- Fire and rescue (firefighters) 100
- Public Transport: Emanuel Transport, departures from Humahuaca: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 07:30 and 13:00 (it is recommended to confirm schedules).