TREKKING TOUR TO MISTI VOLCANO $138 USD Per Person - Group Service

Climbing To Active Volcano Near Of Arequipa 2 Days - 1 Night (Classical Route)

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 Pichu Pichu Peak (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's white volcanic stone (sillar).
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Sunset Over The Misti Volcano In Arequipa Peru

TREK ITINERARY OF VOLCAN MISTI

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CHIGUATA - MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M)

At 8AM we pickup at hotel and travel 1 1/2 hours in our four wheels drives vehicle to the base of the volcano (3400M). We arrive at the West part of the base of Misti volcano.
At 10AM arrival to Los Pastores (3400 meters above sea level) which is the maximum point for our four wheel drives and begins our ascent. This is six to eight hours to the Eagles Nest base camp (4800 meters above sea level). This is a hard day as we walk up the sandy and slippery trail. You need to be in good physical condition and acclimatized to the altitude.
At 5PM arrival to our base camp, energetic dinner, set-up our tents and rest.

DAY 2: MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M) - ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO - DOWNHILL - AREQUIPA

At 4AM following an early and healthy breakfast, we start to climb to the summit of the volcano. After four to six hours, we enter the snow area, depending on the season, and adjust our climbing equipment (crampons + ice axe - Snow season only). We will carry only what is needed for cold windy conditions, something to drink, some energy food, a first-aid kit and our mountain gear. The time of ascent will depend on the physical condition and acclimatization of each climber. This day we need to follow a vertical ascent (hard and freezing), to reach the cross at the summit (5825m). If the time permitting descend into the mayor crater from where is possible to see volcano activity or have a short walk over the top and around the biggest crater of this volcano. There is time for pictures and enjoying the landscape of all the highest mountains in this volcanic chain. At 12PM decent to our base camp. This will take approximately one hour.
At 3PM arrival at the Base Camp, have lunch, pack up camp and descent to find our transportation waiting for us at the base of the volcano.
At 4PM transfer back to Arequipa driving one and a half hours.
Active 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

2 DAY TREK TO VOLCAN MISTI INCLUDES

GROUP
SERVICE $138 USD P.P

SEMI-PRIVATE
SERVICE
$212 USD P.P

PRIVATE
SERVICE $405 USD P.P

1 English-Speaking Guide (certified)
2 Shared 4WD up to 3400M (drop off/pick up only)
3 Private 4WD transport at any time
4 Meals on the mountain (2S - 1D - 1B)
5 Tea time (hot drink, biscuit, pop corn and more)
6 Camping gear (Tent & mats)
7 Dining tent, table and camping chairs
8 Porter to carry camping gear (tent, mats, up 18kg)
9 Personal porter to carry personal items
10 Climbing equipment (crampons, ice axe, etc)
11 Headlamp & Walking poles
12 Personal medical bottle of oxygen (1m cubic)
13 4x4 rescue evacuation service at any time
14 First aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
15 Pre-talk trek
16 Food and camping gear for our camp staff

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All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.40 (rate may vary daily).
See the classic map of climbing to Misti Volcano.
Volcanic Activity of Misti Volcano Peru

NOT INCLUDED

  1. Travel insurance
  2. Soft drinks are okay but alcoholic drinks are prohibited
  3. Drinking water - 6 liters per person for 2 days
  4. Extra batteries for your headlamp
  5. Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $8 USD per day)
  6. Breakfast on the first day/snacks
  7. Headlamp gloves (Group & Semi-Private Service)
  8. Tip for guide and camp staff
  9. Wind proof jacket or wind proof pants (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $3 USD per day each thing)
  10. Water proof climbing boot (can be hired from our office of Arequipa $5 USD per day)
  11. Personal Medical Oxygen Bottle - This can be hired from our office MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE...

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY

  1. Backpack 70Lt minimum to carry all your personal things and camping gear
  2. Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office in Arequipa $8 USD per day)
  3. Windproof jacket & pants
  4. Headlamp with plenty of batteries
  5. Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  6. One complete change of clothing
  7. Sweater and thermal pants and everything you can have to be warm
  8. 6 liters of water per person minimum (5 to drink and 1 for cooking - Excep for Private Service)
  9. Hat or cap and sun block to be protected from the strong sun
  10. Toilet paper
  11. Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  12. Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  13. Sunglass is strongly recommended to protect your eyes from the snow and sun
  14. Your personal medications
  15. An other personal items

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 (4800M). 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..

MISTI VOLCANO TOUR DISCOUNTS

7% FOR TRAVEL AGENTS & TOUR INTERMEDIARIES (Group/Semi-Private & Private Service)
Just certified and recognized agents get the right to get a 8% of discount for each customer going on the trek to Misti 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.

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 Volcan Misti 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 $138 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 $212 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 $435 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 $105 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.

RAIN SEASON

December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions for trekking up to Misti volcano - 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 THE MISTI VOCANO

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.

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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