rumi punco TuNnELS expedition

LOMA DEL PILA – HUASA PAMPA – TÚNELES DE RUMI PUNCO – HUACRA – VIAJE CS014/15 - CÓDIGO CSLPRP3

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DIFfICULTY LEVEL: LOW

APPROXIMATE DURATION IN DESTINATION: 6 hours.

Departure from the place of origin. We cross the Marapa river coming from the north or the Huacra river from the south, entering the La Cocha department. Along the route that takes us to Rumi Punco, we will pass through the place known by its curious name "La Loma del Pila", with its enchanting landscape towards the hill.

Trayecto Expedición a los Túneles de Rumi Punco
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Then the mountain will approach the route, passing through different streams, and we will finally arrive at the town of Rumi Punco, a place-name in the Quechua voice that means “Stone Gate”. Later we will visit the Rumi Punco dam, with its beautiful water mirror, and then ascend to the embankment of the road.

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Presa de Rumi Punco

After 20 minutes of walking along the same road, we access the 3 tunnels of Rumi Punco, among a lush vegetation typical of the tucuman yunga, although somewhat drier at these latitudes, between the sounds of parrots and hurracas, and at the same time contemplating the Huacra river that divides Tucumán with Catamarca and the levelers with their medium-height jets and small beaches in some cases. These tunnels were built with the intention of connecting the Tucumán train with Catamarca, although the train's operation never materialized

Depending on the schedule, we will have a picnic in the area, or a picnic in the vicinity, taking care not to leave any residue in it, and then start returning to its place of origin.

 

End of our services.

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