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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 $175 USD Per Person

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 (00HRS) from the guest hotel (Downtown) - At pick up time we really recommend to check again all your equipments to avoid any inconvenences 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 on a 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 condtion 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

FULL DAY CLIMBING TOUR TO CHACHANI INCLUDES

  1. Expert and English-Speaking moutnain guide
  2. Private 4WD(4x4) from Arequipa/Chachani/Arequipa
  3. Guide assistant if we get more than 5 participants
  4. Personal porter to carry your items (Private Service only)
  5. Climbing gear (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope and Harness)
  6. Snack during the climbign time
  7. Plenty of Coca hot tea
  8. Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
  9. Communication system for any emergency

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


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TOUR PRICE FOR FULL DAY CLIMBING TOUR TO CHACHANI SNOW MOUNTAIN
DATE TOUR COST
Any day
(April - December)
FULL DAY CLIMBING TOUR TO CHACHANI SNOW MOUNTAIN $175 USD Per Person


Challenge Mountain Climbing Tour In Arequipa
Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more participants $175 USD each

Private Service (Private 4WD/Guide)
2 participants $245 USD each one
3-4 participants $235 USD each one
5 to more participants $210 USD each one
Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount Of $8 USD: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
Organized Groups: We offer private departure at any time
Group size: 4 participants per guide - We need 2 participants to develop this tour
BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Peru
See the climbing map of Chachani Mountain in Arequipa.

All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft or alcoholic drinks
  3. Sleeping bag -15ºC (backpakcer service) can be hired from our office for $5 USD per day, in Arequipa
  4. Breakfast on the first day
  5. Flight confirmation
  6. Phone calls
  7. Tip for guide and camp staff

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack 70Lt minimum
  2. Sleeping bag -15ºC can be hired from our office in Arequipa for $5 USD per day
  3. Windproof jacket
  4. Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  5. One complete change of clothing
  6. Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
  7. 3 liters of water per person, minimum
  8. Flashlight and batteries (headlamp)
  9. Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  10. Sun block (sun protection cream)
  11. Toilet paper
  12. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
  13. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  14. Binoculars
  15. Your personal first aid kit
  16. Walking sticks or poles

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.

RAIN SEASON

December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions to climb.

BEST TIME TO CLIMB CHACHANI VOLCANO

The best time to climb is between April to November, 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.
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