Cachi is a beautiful town at the foot of the Nevado mountains. Snowcovered peaks provide a melt that has created the fertile green Chalchaquí Valleys. Huge fields of peppers are cultivated here and when harvested each April are laid out to dry creating a stunning sight. Cachi is characterised by its white buildings, adobe houses, cobbled streets
Cachi means " salt" in quechua the town was named thus because local people mistook the snow of El Nevado as salt mine.
In the cental plaza, framed by palm and orange trees, is Igleasia San Jose the church has a cactus wood roof and ailes and lecterns. There is an Archaeological Museum in the town. Weaving is a local tradition, and handmade ponchos, wall hangings and rugs are on sale in the town’s tourist office.