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It is the northernmost community in a highly integrated region known as El Zenta. Its topography and landscape are characteristic of the puna environment. The cattle ranch predominates that graze most of the year in the valleys of Salta and are brought in during the summer season; there are also llamas, sheep and goats that graze in the surroundings. As for agriculture, the climate allows the cultivation of potatoes and beans, in stubble fenced with stone walls that protect them from the cold. Perhaps it was the remoteness and dynamics of this community that attracted the filmmaker Miguel Ángel Pereira, to carry out the filming of his famous work “The internal debt” there. Chorcán is located 54 km from the city of Humahuaca, at 4,000 meters above sea level. It is an obligatory place of passage towards the legendary Laguna de Leandro. Essential Information: 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 day they are around 15 ° C. In the summer the minimums are around 12 ° C and the maximums […]
Chorcán, Humahuaca, Jujuy.
Where to sleep? RONQUE ESTANCIA Family Accommodation Contact: Norma Madrigal +549 388 4630927 The Madrigal family is a reference family in the community, a pioneer in tourist activity in the region, they promoted the construction of the Chorcán tourist information box. RONQUE ESTANCIA is a project of this family to share with visitors the customs and traditions of the community members in their daily lives. Norma and her family have, to receive visitors, a room of traditional construction, with stone, adobes and a gabled guaya roof. Inside it is equipped with three single beds (one bunk) and a desk, which makes it ideal for those who work while traveling. It has a shower and hot water 24 hours a day. Norma is also the host of the community and knows like no one else, the most beautiful corners and infinite stories and anecdotes of her community. Where to eat? The Chorcán community does not have authorized dining rooms. You can find this service, about 8 km away, in the neighboring community of Aparzo.
Caspalá, Valle Grande, Jujuy.
The Chorcán community wants to share moving stories about daily life and about the main milestones of its history through a circuit that will take them to visit buildings, some standing and currently in use and others not inhabited, almost in ruins, triggers of multiple memories and anecdotes of the community’s inhabitants. Among them, the little house of Verónico, where the famous work of the national cinema “The internal debt” was filmed. Location: This circuit is located within the community of Chorcán, 54 km from the city of Humahuaca, at almost 4,000 meters above sea level. It is an obligatory place of passage towards the legendary Laguna de Leandro. Circuit Description: Starting from the tourist information box, we will go to the cemetery where we will share stories about funeral rites in the community. Continuing the journey, we will pass by primary school No. 18 “Ciudad de La Plata” and the community chapel, where every January 19 the patronal feast in honor of Our Lady of Candelaria is held. We will walk towards the outskirts of the town, and we will greet the ojitos (springs of water) that provide drinking water to the community. We will close this route ascending […]
Chorcán, Humahuaca, Jujuy.