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Fantastic location, great hiking
Very little information on sights or hikes
In a nutshell
A lovely, quiet place to stop for a few days
To less teachers in Cachi, therefore there is a morning and a afternoon schedule to educate the children. Traditional school dress in Cachi, in fact in many cities in Argentina is this white uniform.
Updated Oct 8, 2006
Cachi is in an active seismic area. There are frequent low intensity earthquakes, most you will not even notice. The most recent earthquake to affect the region was in 2010 which registered 6.0 on the Richter scale, though the most serious recent earthquake was in 1948 (Aug.25) which was a 7.0 on the richter scale and caused significant damage throughout the province.
No special precautions to take for ordinary seismic events.
Cachi se encuentra en una zona sísmica activa. Hay frecuentes terremotos de baja intensidad, la mayoria tan chicos que ni siquiera se notará. El terremoto más reciente que afecto a la región fue en 2010, este registró 6,0 en la escala de Richter. De los terremotos fuertes, el mas reciente fue en 1948 (Aug.25) que era un 7.0 en la escala de Richter y causó daños importantes en toda la provincia.
No se requieren precauciones especiales para que los eventos sísmicos comunes.
Updated May 2, 2013
Cachi Adentro is a tiny village to the west of Cachi, approaching the Nevado de Cachi mountains. The tourist office claims it's 7km from the Cachi, while a signpost as you leave Cachi indicates that it's 4km. We walked there and back and estimate it at 6km. Whatever the distance may be, it makes a good day hike from Cachi.
Using the map from the tourist office it's easy to find your way. You pass through the hamlet of Fuerte Alto after about 3km along the unpaved road. The same road continues to Cachi Adentro, and the views along the way are superb - it's mostly blue, sunny skies and high mountains in the distance. You'll meet plenty of friendly, curious locals along the way too.
There are few facilities in Cachi Adentro so I would recommend you bring lunch from Cachi before you leave. Cafe Oliver on the main square in Cachi sell cheap, delicious sandwiches. Also, if it's a hot day make sure you take lots of water and sun-screen. It was close to 35 degrees on the day we did the hike and even though the return trip was only 12km we were absolutely shattered by the end, and had used up 4 litres of water. There's very little shade along the route as well so early morning or late afternoon is the best time to hike in summer.
Updated Mar 8, 2009