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CHACHANI TOUR REPORT

July 30, 2007
Hello Saul,
Thank a lot for your help and everything that organized me the best trip to Peru I've ever had! Climbing Chachani was one of my ultimate dreams for a long time since I made it to the top! It was the highest point of my life at 6075m with your helpful guide - Jose; he's considerate, friendly and helpful guide even though he walk too fast!! Anyway, that was one of my memorial treks in my life so far! Now, I ready to summit some peak in Himalayas!
Thank you again.
Tanut
USA

FULL DAY CLIMBING TOUR TO CHACHANI SNOW MOUNTAIN $155 USD Per Person - Group Service

Challenge Mountain Climbing Tour In Arequipa

It is the highest and easiest 6070m peaks in the world near of Arequipa city, located 24km north of the city.
Chachani means “skirt” in Quechua and a female character is normally attributed to the mountain in local legends.
Chachani still retains its ice covering, though this too is fast disappearing. The fact that Chachani tops the magic 6070m has led to a growing number of climbers on the mountain.
The climbing are at very high altitude makes hard going for the untrained, take your time to acclimatize. Proper climbing equipment is required on Chachani (ice axe, crampons, rope, harness and walking sticks), the best way to climb Chachani Mountain is join a group or taking a private tour lead by experienced mountain guide from PERU ADVENTURE TOURS.
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Chachani Mountain Range

FULL DAY TREK ITINERARY TO CHACHANI VOLCANO

We leaves at midnight (00:00HRS) from the guest hotel located in downtown only - At pick up time we really recommend to check again all your equipment´s to avoid any inconveniences on the mountain and then we will travel in our 4WD for about 3 hours from Arequipa (2400m) up to 5100M which is known as El Collado (End of the road) - The road from Arequipa up to Chachani will be very challenge and abandoned, bumpy and dusty/muddy road between Chachani and Volcan Misti.
At 3AM all climbers wake up and then safety talking about the mountain and check all equipments as Ice Axe and Crampons (included) only if we find snow on the way up following a single serpentine track attach the summit of Chachani.
The first section of the path is very gradual passing a rocky section up to the base camp of Chachani (5200M) - This first section will be not to hard but hiking on the dark the headlamp will be very helpful - If the weather is good you will enjoy the starry sky but if the weather condition is not good will be more hard and sure you will need to fix your climbing gear as Ice Axe and Crampons for better performance and safety climb.
The second and last section will be very steep but the path will very clear (if there is not snow) but harder for everyone because at that altitude the oxygen is less (5600M)and everyone start to feel tired and suffer headache.
After between 5 and 7 hours of uphill trek you will reach the summit of Chachani (6070m) offer spectacular view of Arequipa valley, the surrounding volcanoes and snow peaks and clean blue sky.
The return to the 4WD will be done by the same way, it might be the hardest part of this challenge because the climbers will feel pain in their knees and uncles after being using the crampons all the way up. The descending can be between 2 or more hours according how you feeling.
From the end of the road behind Chachani we drive for about 3 hours to your hotel in Arequipa - Normally we end this adventure around 3PM.
View OF Chachani And Misti Volcano

RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS, see below some websites recommend by High Mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ISMM – International Society For Mountain Medicine
MEDEX – Medical Expeditions


 ONE DAY TREKKING TOUR TO NEVADO CHACHANI INCLUDES

GROUP
SERVICE $155 USD P.P

SEMI-PRIVATE
SERVICE
$225 USD P.P

PRIVATE
SERVICE $315 USD P.P

1 English-Speaking Guide (certified)
2 Shared 4WD up to 5000M (drop off/pick up only)
3 Private 4WD transport at any time
4 Meals on the mountain (1B - 1L)
5 Personal porter to carry costumer items
6 Climbing equipment (crampons, ice axe, etc)
7 Headlamp & Walking poles
8 Personal medical bottle of oxygen (1m cubic)
9 4x4 rescue evacuation service at any time
10 First aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
11 Pre-talk trek
12 Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel in Arequipa

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See the climbing map of Chachani Mountain in Arequipa.
All prices stated above are subject to change.

EXCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft and alcoholic drinks
  3. Mountain boots or rubber boots
  4. Flight confirmation
  5. Phone calls
  6. Tip for guide and camp staff
  7. Wind pants, wind jacket, headlamp, boots, backpacks and others - They can be hire from our local office of Arequipa for additional cost
  8. Personal Medical Oxygen Bottle - This can be hired from our office MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE...

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack of 50Lt minimum
  2. 3 liters of drinking water
  3. Windproof jacket & pants
  4. Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  5. One complete change of clothing
  6. Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
  7. Flashlight and batteries
  8. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  9. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  10. Toilet paper
  11. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  12. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  13. Binoculars
  14. Your personal first aid kit
  15. Walking sticks or poles
THE TREK UP TO TOP OF CHACHANI MOUNTAIN (6070M) WILL BE HARD EVEN IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCED CLIMBER - WE RECOMMEND TO HAVE GOOD ACCLIMATIZE TO ALTITUDE, GOOD PHYSICAL CONDITION AND GOOD WINTER CLOTHES TO AVOID THE COLD.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS recommend to get good training hiking over 3000 meters above sea level - The training could be around Lake Titicaca or in the Colca canyon - This trek can be very exhausting but very awarded at the end of the trek.

PORTER SERVICE FOR GROUP AND SEMI-PRIVATE SERVICE

This cost $95 USD per day, to carry your personal items. You will need to carry 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 campsite (5200M). 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 from Arequipa to carry your pack over the base camp.

IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU BOOK A TREK TO CHACHANI MOUNT

PERU ADVENTURE TOURS as a certified tour operator never works as intermediarian or pass our customer to other local operator to develop this adventure - We sell our treks/tours/services and we develop them according our own logistics (transportation, guides, equipments, camp staff and others) without compromise with other tour companies - We really recommend to take lot care before you book a cheap trek to Chachani with other "tour company" because easily they can cancel the depart if they don't get more than 4 participants to make a group or they can change the date of your trek to join other later group or they will refund your money saying fake excuses to avoid any responsability as intermediarian.

GROUP SERVICE $155 USD Per Person (Up to 4 people per each guide): This service requires 3 participants as minimum to be a group - If you come alone (solo) or your group is not more than 2 people we can accept your reservation but under condition to find more people until a day prior of your trip otherwise we will refund of your money by PayPal - Normally the group size vary between 4 and 8 participants for each two guides.
SEMI-PRIVATE SERVICE $225 USD Per Person (Up to 4 people per each guide): The minimum number for this service is 2 participants and this can be booked in advance to guarantee the depart according your request - This includes a porter to the camping gear as tents, mats, sleeping bags and other up to 18kg and only to the base camp (4600M) - Reserving this service you have to share the transport with other customers.
PRIVATE SERVICE $315 USD Per Person (Up to 4 people per each guide): This is fully supported service with private 4x4 transport at any time during the period of the trip - Full porter service to carry all camping/climbing gear, food and your personal items - This also includes a personal bottle of oxygen (1 Cubic Meter) to use during the night and the second day all the way up to the summit - We recommend to reserve this tour in advance to guarantee all services and of course this can be booked one day in advance but the service will be guarantee only if we have available transpor/driver, tour guide and porters.

ALL THESE SERVICES NEEDS A DEPOSIT BY PAYPAL AS FIRST PAYMENT - THE FINAL BALANCE OF THE TRIP HAS TO BE PAID IN OUR LOCAL OFFICE OF AREQUIPA OR YOU CAN ARRANGE A SECOND PAYMENT A WEEK PRIOR YOUR TRIP - ALL LAST MOMENT BOOKINGS FOR THIS TREK NEED TO BE PAID IN CASH.

4x4 RESCUE EVACUATION SERVICE (Group & Semi-Private Service)

This service is available at any time and for Group & Semi-Private Service for $155 USD for picking up from the base of the volcano and drop off at your hotel or near hospital - Normally this happen with people feeling high sickness or other accident on the mountain.
Our tour price doesn't include this service but easily can be covered by your travel insurance.
The PRIVATE SERVICE already have included this service at any time.

CHACHANI TOUR DISCOUNTS

5% FOR TRAVEL AGENTS & TOUR INTERMEDIARIES (Group/Semi-Private & Private Service)
Just certified and recognized agents get the right to get a 5% of discount for each customer going on the trek to Chachani volcano - The discount is not apply only for tours but not for wiring fees of bank or PayPal.

5% FOR GROUPS (Group/Semi-Private & Private Service)
Apply only for groups over 4 or more people booking in advance through our website and with a deposit by PayPal - This discount is apply just for the trek and climb but not for rental equipments and porter service.

RAIN SEASON

December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions for trek and climbing to Chachani Mountain (6070M) - During the rain season easily we can find lot snow close of the summit and for this section of the trail we need to use ice axe, crampons, rope and harness but everything depends how high is the snow up there - Of course we recommend to bring good rain gear as waterproof backpack and hiking boots, and others.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB CHACHANI 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 - Between June and September is the dry season in all the Andes and the coldest season during the night and we recommend to bring good sleeping bag to stay warm during the night.

CONTACT US
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