UBINAS VOLCANO; HIGH TREKKING TO THE MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO OF THE ANDES SINCE 295 USD Per Person
The Most Active Volcano Near Of Arequipa 2 Days - 1 Night
Ubinas volcano is the most active stratovolcano in southwestern of Peru. The Ubinas volcano (5672m (18609ft) presents a symmetrical conic and the actual active crater is open in the south sector of the caldera, it has more than 600m in diameter and is characterized by the irregular shape of his borders and by his considerable depth that reaches 307m with respect to the floor of the caldera. In the whole volcanic edifice, the places of gaseous emission are only six zones situated not aligned in the bottom of the crater. The gases are emitted with considerable pressure and noise which is audible up to several hundreds of meters. Seismic activity has been mounting since February at the volcano, about 470 miles southeast of the Peruvian capital of Lima. Ubinas erupted the last April 14th, sending a column of ash some 2600ft into the air.
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ITINERARY OF CLIMB TO UBINAS VOLCANO
DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CHIGUATA VILLAGE - SALINAS LAGOON - UBINAS BASE CAMP
We begin the trip at 8AM from your hotel and 5 hours of journey in our 4WD vehicles for approximately three hours to Salinas salt lake first. On the way we will go through Chiguata, located between Misti and Pichu Pichu mountains. During the trip we will enjoy the Misti geological faults, the pre-Inca terraces of Chiguata and Cachamarca sector, Queñuales forest trees and fauna. We will then cross the Simbral tunnel and enter the Reserva Nacional de Aguada Blanca y Salinas. We take in views from the back of Misti volcano, Chachani and Pichu Pichu Mountain, stopping to see the Salinas Salt Lake, Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, Flamingos, etc.
At 10AM arrive to Salinas Salt Lake is over 4400m high. After we will walk surrounding the lake, with many chances to see pink flamingos in season (January - August). After 2 hours walking even for acclimatization we will arrive to Moche Village lunch and couple hours continue driving to the base of the active volcano, named Ubinas. Base camp over 5000m.
DAY 2: UBINAS SUMMIT - COME BACK TO AREQUIPA
After good breakfast around 3AM we leave from the tents and climb up to the evolution of the historically most active volcano in southern Peru - collapse caldera on the summit of Ubinas (5670m) four hours climbing to the mayor crater, from where is nice to see other volcanoes and high summits on the south of the Cordillera volcanica of Peru. From the summit is easy go down into the second small crater, we have chance to look the deep and active point of this active volcano and walk around on small volcanic sand hills.
After 2 hours resting in the crater and exploring this area we will climb up to reach the mayor crater and back descending to the base camp, lunch, packing our gears and 5 hours travel by hour 4WD to Arequipa.
UBINAS VOLCANO TREKKING AND CLIMBING TOUR INCLUDES
- Experienced mountain English-speaking guide
- Private four wheel drive vehicle (4x4)
- Camping Equipment (Four season tents and mattresses)
- Climbing Equipment (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope)
- Dining tent (Private Service only)
- Porters to carry camping gear and food (Private Service only)
- Personal porter to help you to carry your personal things (Private Service only)
- All food on the mountain - available vegetarian food
- Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp sataff
- Communication system
- All prices stated above are subject to change
- Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.40 (rate may vary daily)
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|UBINAS VOLCANO TRIP RATE
(April - Dec)
|UBINAS VOLCANO; HIGH TREKKING TO THE MOST ACTIVE VOLCANO OF THE ANDES SINCE $295 USD Per Person
The Most Active Volcano Near Of Arequipa 2 Days - 1 Night
1 to more participants $295 USD each
Private Service (Private 4x4)
2 participants $435 USD each
3-4 participants $375 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 service and any time/day according request.
|Group size: 6 participants per each guide/4x4 - We need minimum two participants to develop this trip.
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book space prior you arrive to Arequipa.
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks
- Sleeping bag -15ºC
- Breakfast on the first day/lunch on the last day
- Sleeping bag
- Windproof jacket and pants
- Personal porter service
- Tip for guide and camp staff
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack 70Lt minimum to carry your sleeping bag, tent, mats, water and personal items
- Sleeping bag -15ºC (can be hired from our office for US$5 USD per day, in Arequipa)
- Windproof jacket and pants (you can hire for $3 USD each one per day)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots (you can hire for $5 USD each pair per day)
- One complete change of clothing for winter season (gloves, wool hat, 2 pairs of wool socks, etc)
- Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
- 6 liters of water driking water per person
- Headlamp and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Your personal first aid kit
- Walking sticks or poles
This service 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.
December to March. Some days blue sky with good conditions to climb.
BEST TIME FOR CLIMB
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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