CLIMBING TOUR TO MISTI VOLCANO VIA AGUADA BLANCA DAM $225 USD Per Person - Group Service
Climbing By The Easy Northeast Face Way To The Summit In 2 Days - 1 Night
To climb Misti volcano by the northeast face is the best and easy way up to the summit, climbers have 90% possibility to get the top of Misti volcano. The trip runs through Aguada Blanca and Salinas National Reserve
, where are wild animals protected such as Vicuñas and Guanacos, also climber can have panoramic views all over the reserve and the backside of Chachani and Pichu Pichu volcanoes located next to Volcan Misti.
El Misti volcano (5825M) haves symmetrical cone of considerable scenic beauty, is located in southern Peru near of Arequipa city, the second largest city in the country, lies at the foot of El Misti in a fertile valley located 2400m above sea level. El Misti is a Quechua name, means the gentleman. El Misti volcano stands at 5825M and lies between Mountain Chachani
(6075M) and the volcano of Pichu Pichu
(5669M), these impressive mountains, located northeast of Arequipa, are visible almost year-round, but especially during winter (April-December).
Misti has been active numerous times since historic records began. The last strong eruption of Misti is thought to have occurred between 1438 and 1471. Many other eruptions have been reported since the mid-15th century affected Inca inhabitants living near the volcano. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1870. Also the archaeologist found several Inca mummies near the crater. Most of the city's colonial buildings were constructed from El Misti white volcanic stone (sillar).
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DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CABRERIAS - PAMPAS CAÑAHUAS - PURUÑA ROCK FOREST FORMATION - 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.
TRIP EXTENSION (Puruña Rock Forest)- This will be to visit a forest of rock formation as known as Puruña - This is located inside the National reserve of Aguada Blanca y Salinas but very rarely visited by hikers or climbers - The rock formation valley is thanks to the white ash from the eruptions of Chachani - PERU ADVENTURE TOURS really recommend to enjoy the view of this landscape and practice a short hike (20 min) to get better acclimatize to altitude before you go up to 4760M (base camp).
Then we continue 4x4 off-roading accross the reserver to Aguada Blanca dam and continue driving on dirt road passing some small volcanic dunes until arriving at 4200M by our 4WD - There we packing all equipment’s as tents, mats, sleeping bags, headlamp, water and all you need expend the night at base camp - Before start the climb you will get cold lunch (box lunch) with nice view of volcan Misti - Around 1PM begins the challenge trek following a gradual and sandy path through rocky sections up to the base camp at 4760M as known as Monte Blanco - From this point you will get more panorama of surrounding mountains as Chachani, Picchu Picchu, Ubinas volcano and vast area of National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas - Around 5:30PM will be time to appreciate spectacular sunset on the mountains making unforgettable memories about this trip.
Around 6:30PM we enjoy hot and tasty diner server by your tour guide/porter also you can get plenty hot drink as coca tea - The end of the day will be with a resting until next early morning.
DAY 2: BASE CAMP - ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO - 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 the private 4WD.
At 1PM come back to Arequipa and end of our trip.
MISTI CLIMBING TOUR INCLUDES
- Experienced Mountain English-speaking guide
- Porters to carry the foods and camping gear (Private Service only)
- Personal porter to carry the items of each participants (Private Service only)
- Private 4x4 transportation from Arequipa up to Misti slopes (4200m)
- Camping Equipment (Four season mountain tent and mattresses)
- Dining and cooking tents ((Private Service only)
- Cooking gear
- Experienced cook (Private Service only)
- Climbing Equipment such as crampons, ice axe and rope, only if the volcano is covered by snow
- Meals on the Mountain (2 lunches - 1 hot dinner - 1 hot breakfast)
- Plenty of hot Coca tea
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for the participants and our camp staff
- Communication system, guides climb with their mobile phones
- Tents and food for our camp staff
- Headlamp - Wind proof gloves - Wool hat - Walking sticks or poles
|PRICE FOR TREKKING UP TO SUMMIT OF VOLCAN MISTI
(April to November)
Some days in the rain season, between December to March
|CLIMBING TO MISTI VOLCANO VIA AGUADA BLANCA REPRESS $225 USD Per Person
Climbing By The Easy Northeast Face Way To The Summit In 2 Days - 1 Night
|Backpacker Service (Join a group)
1 to more participants $225 USD each
Private Service (Private 4x4/Guide)
2 participants $395 USD each
3-4 participants $355 USD each
5 to more participants $315 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 technical recommendations - We need minimum two participants to develop this tour
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior your arrival to Arequipa
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
See the map of climbing to Misti Volcano by Aguada Blanca Map.
- 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)
- Personal Medical Oxygen Bottle - This can be hired from our office MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE...
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 everything you can have to be warm
- 6 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
IMPORTANT BEFORE YOU BOOK A TREK TO EL MISTI VOLCANO
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 $225 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.
PRIVATE SERVICE $395 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.
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.
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.
For more information about the tour or you request a new date to departure for this tour, please contact us....
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