CLIMBING THE MISTI AND CHACHANI VOLCANO $386 USD Per Person
Challenge For Mountaineers conquering The active Volcano and Snow peak In 3 Days – 2 Nights
EL MISTI AND CHACHANI
Arequipa is ideally positioned fo a variety of ascents, many of them not technically challenging to volcano summits and mighty Andes peaks. Climbers in good physical condition can summits in ascents of 3 days, 2 days or less.
Climbers should be sufficiently acclimatized prior to making any ascents: if the climbers expend several days in Cusco or Puno before arriving in Arequipa should be fine. The best season for climbing is July through September.
El Misti, a nearby 5,850m (19,499ft) volcano, dominates the Arequipa landscape from distance of about 20km (12 miles). El Misti Volcan is a demanding 1, 2 or 3 days high trek with few technical challenges. It is suitable for inexperienced climbers accompanied by Professional Mountain guides provide by PERU ADVENTURE TOURS.
Arequipa's other volcano is Chachani (6,075m/20,200ft), just in the northwest of Misti volcano also presents an excellent and technically straightforward climb, a good opportunity for inexperienced climbers to brag about reaching the highest summit near of Arequipa.
Chachani, in contrast, still retains its icy covering, tough this too is fast disappearing. The fact that Chachani tops the magic 6000m marks has led to a growing number of climbers on the mountain.
Remember that both summits are at very high altitude and that this, combined with climbing on screen and sometimes ice, makes it hard going for the untrained. Take your time to acclimatize.
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CLIMBING TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CABRERIAS - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - AGUADA BLANCA DAM - MISTI BASE CAMP (4700m)
At 8AM at your and travel in our four wheel drive, for 3 hours from Arequipa. On the way up to Misti Volcan, we stop in the national reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas, where it is possible to observe the wonderful animals called Vicuñas, Guanacos, Eagles, Viscachas, Deer and sometimes Condors. Living at 4000 meters above sea level, they are protected species by the government and all the communities surrounding the reserve and Misti volcano.
After cross the Aguada Blanca lagoon we will arriving at 4200m in jeep, and then 4 hours hike on the sandy way up to the base camp, located at 4700m named Monte Blanco. Set-up tents and spends the night.
DAY 2: BASE CAMP – ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO (5825m) - AREQUIPA
At 2AM or 4AM wake-up time depending on how is the weather and after a hot energetic breakfast we start the climb to the summit. If Misti is completely covered with snow, we take all our necessary climbing equipment such as ice axe and crampons. From the base camp to Misti summit (5825m) takes between 4 - 5 hours of slow steps and battling with the altitude and following single serpentine trail. After reaching the top, there we stay for a nice time getting spectacular views of the landscapes of Chachani, Pichu Pichu, Coropuna, Ampato, Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, Misti, Ubinas, Salinas salt lake, Arequipa valley, etc. If the time permitting descend into the mayor crater from where is possible to see the activity of this volcano or short walk over the top around the biggest crater of this volcano.
After stay at the top of Misti, one hour of downhill to our base camp for lunch, packing all the camping equipment and continue descending to find our private 4WD and transfer to the next mountain as know Chachani, the journey takes 2 hours following dirt road through the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguas Blanca.
The 4WD will drop you up to 5000m (Campamento Aleman) where we set up the tents and rest until next day.
DAY 3: CHACHANI BASE CAMP - CHACHANI SUMMIT (6070m) - AREQUIPA
At 2AM or 4AM wake-up time depending on how is the weather and after a hot energetic breakfast we start to attack the summit. If Chachani is completely covered by the snow, we take all our necessary climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axe and rope. From the base camp to Chachani summit (6070m) takes between 4 - 6 hours doing slow steps and battling with the altitude, the climb follow single track through el Angel, Fatima a finally Chachani slopes. This climb doesn't demand a technical rock or ice wall climb, the climbing gear will be for security only, you don't need real climbing experience because Chachani is just trekking in high altitude.
After reaching the top, there we stay for a nice time getting spectacular views of the landscapes of Coropuna, Ampato, Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, Misti, Ubinas, the city of Arequipa and other landscapes.
After the stay at the top of Chachani, we go back down approximately 2 or 3 hours to our base camp, downhill depend how strong you will feeling after reach the summit. Lunch at the base camp and after packing all the camping equipment 15 minutes of descend to our private 4X4 vehicle.
At 1PM we will drive two hours to come back to the hotel in Arequipa (B - L).
CLIMBING THE MISTI AND CHACHANI VOLCANO INCLUDES
- Experienced mountain English speaking guide
- Porters to carry food and camping gear (Private Service only)
- Private 4x4 for both mountains
- Camping equipment (Four seasons tents and inflate mattress)
- Dining Tent (Private Service only)
- Sleeping bag -15Cº (Private Service only)
- Camp tables and chairs (Private Service only)
- Experienced cook (Private Service only)
- Guide assistant (Private Service only)
- Personal porter to carry your personal items (Private Service only)
- Climbing gear as crampons, ice axe, rope and harness, only if the mountain is complete covered by snow or ice along the way
- Complete food (3 lunches - 2 dinners - 2 breakfasts)
- Plenty of Coca hot tea
- Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
- Wind pant - wind jacket - headlamp - waterproof gloves – poles
- Communication system for any emergency
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See the map of climbing to Misti Volcano by Aguada Blanca Map.
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
(April to November)
Some days in the rain season, between december to March
|CLIMBING THE MISTI AND CHACHANI VOLCANO $386 USD Per Person
Challenge for mountaineers conquering The active Volcano and Snow peak In 3 Days – 2 Nights
|Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $386 USD each
Private Service (Private 4x4/Guide)
2 participants $578 USD each
3-4 participants $525 USD each
5 to more participants $466 USD each
|Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Group size: 4 participants per guide according tecnical recommendations
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Arequipa
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Extra batteries for your headlamp
- Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $5 USD per day)
- Breakfast on the first day/snacks
- Tip for guide and camp staff
- Wind proof jacket or wind proof pants (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $3 USD per day each thing)
- Waterproof climbing boot (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $5 USD per day)
December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions to climb.
BEST TIME FOR CLIMB THE MISTI VOLCANO
April to December, on the rain season same days are with good weather (blue sky) permiting to climb this volcano. before to book your tour please see the weather report.
ADVICE FOR CLIMBERS
To have good acclimatization, good physical conditions and good quality winter clothes. One day before all the climbers will have meeting with the mountain guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a BRIEFING about this climb and also you can check the quality of the climb gear will be used on the mountain.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack 70Lt minimum
- Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office in Arequipa $5 USD per day)
- Windproof jacket
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
- 11 liters of water per person minimum
- Hat or cap and sun block to be protected from the strong sun
- Toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Sunglass is strongly recommended to protect your eyes from the snow and sun
- Your personal medications
Porters will cost $95 USD per day, to carry your personal items. You will need to carry with you a daypack with your Camera, bottle of water, snacks, a fleece or something warm and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in Dry season but as a precaution) and anything you will need before lunch as porters do not walk alongside you. Your bag will be waiting for you in your tent at campsites. Please note there are fines if you give an excess of 18 kgs so try to underpack rather than overpack. You can hire a porter in our office of Arequipa to carry your pack over the base camp.
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