4x4 EXPEDITION FROM PUNO TO CHACHANI MOUNTAIN SINCE $345 USD Per Person
From The Lake Titicaca To The Roof Of Arequipa In 2 Day Trip
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS and Mountain guides recommend this tour. This climbing tour is dedicated for climbers coming from Puno or Cusco because have better acclimatization after expend few night around Titicaca Lake or somewhere in the Altiplano. After you make summit of Chachani (6070m) you can continue traveling to the Colca canyon.
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CLIMBING TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: PUNO - CHACHANI BASE CAMP (5300M)
Today we offer two alternative for the transfr from Puno to Chachani Mount.
BACKPACKER SERVICE: At 6AM includes pick up from your hotel in Puno and transfer to the bus stop and then around 4 hours of bus journey on the Altiplano of Puno and Arequipa until the metting point as known as Pampas Cañahuas (4200m) - This service don't includes any stop during the transfer - At this point there is policy station where all transports stop for usual control/check - There another driver and the mountain guide will be waiting for you to continue the guided trip to Chachani Mount driving on dirt road up to 5000m and from there 3 hours of up hill hike following narrow path to the base camp (5400m).
PRIVATE SERVICE: Of course this is the best option for everyone wanting to find the easy way to Chachani Mount - At 7AM the driver and the tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel and start the journey altogether - The private service includes some stops along the route to enjoy more the highlands of Puno and Arequipa - The stops includes to see the nice viewpoint of Lagunillas, stop to use toilet, stop to see and walk around the rock forest of Puruña, the national reserve of Salinas And Aguada Blanca - Finally arrive to Pampas Cañahuas policy station and from there off-road trip to Chachani Mountain.
BACKPACKER & PRIVATE SERVICE: After nice but hard climb to the base camp you will have late lunch and free time to rest or short climb to try to get more acclimatization and return to the base for diner and rest(L - D).
DAY 2: CHACHANI SUMMIT (6070M) - AREQUIPA
BACKPACKER & PRIVATE SERVICE: At 2AM or 4AM wake-up time depending on how is the weather and after a hot energetic breakfast we start to attack the summit. If Chachani is completely covered by the snow, we take all our necessary climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axe and rope. From the base camp to Chachani summit (6070m) takes between 4 - 6 hours doing slow steps and battling with the altitude, the climb follow single track through el Angel, Fatima a finally Chachani slopes. This climb doesn’t demand a technical rock or ice wall climb, the climbing gear will be for security only, you don't need real climbing experience because Chachani is just trekking in high altitude.
After reaching the top, there we stay for a nice time getting spectacular views of the landscapes of Coropuna, Ampato, Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, Misti, Ubinas, the city of Arequipa and other landscapes.
After the stay at the top of Chachani, we go back down approximately 2 or 3 hours to our base camp, downhill depend how strong you will feeling after reach the summit. Lunch at the base camp and after packing all the camping equipment 15 minutes of descend to our private 4x4 vehicle and transfer to your hotel in Arequipa. Normally the tour ends in Arequipa around 4pm.
OPTIONAL: Private transfer from Chachani to the Colca canyon (Chivay 3600m). This service is under request only with additional payment of $180 USD for transpor for 6 people capacity. If enquiry this service let know us at booking time.
EXPEDITION FROM PUNO TO CHACHANI MOUNTAIN INCLUDES
- Expert mountain English-speaking guide
- Porters to carry food and camping gear
- Private four wheel drive (4x4)
- Camping equipment (Four season tent and mattress)
- Dining Tent (private service only)
- Sleeping bag -15°C (private service only)
- Camp tables and chairs (private service only)
- Experienced cook (private service only)
- Guide assistant (private service only)
- Personal porter to carry your items (private service only)
- Climbing gear (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope)
- Complete food (2 lunches - 1 dinner -1 breakfast)
- Plenty of Coca tea
- Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
- Wind pant - wind jacket - headlamp - waterproof gloves - poles
- Communication system for any emergency
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
|Any day between April to November
|4x4 EXPEDITION FROM PUNO TO CHACHANI MOUNTAIN SINCE $345 USD Per Person
From The Lake Titicaca To The Roof Of Arequipa
|Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more particiipants $345 USD each
Private Service (private 4DW)
2 participants $548 USD each one
3-4 participants $468 USD each one
5 to more participants $378 USD each one
|Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club
Discount 3%: Discount for Travel agencies and travel agents
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private service at any time/day according your request, ask our special rates for group more than 5 climbers
|Group size: 4 participants per each guide according tecnical recommendations
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book prior you arrive to Peru.
- Travel insurance
- Soft or aAlcoholic drinks
- Hotel in Puno or Arequipa
- Breakfast on the first day
- Porter (Backpacker service)
- Tip for guide and camp staff
- Flight confirmations
- Phone calls
November to April, some high passes are covered with snow. This tour leave every day even the rain season.
BEST TIME FOR TO CLIMB THE CHACHNI MOUNT
After rain season (April to June) the mountains are completely covered with snow and the slops are cover with new vegetation and wildlife amazing and spectacular views for photos lovers.
ADVICE FOR TRAVELERS
On the rain season take you rain gear and some medicines for altitude, some of this medication are Coramina or Soroche pills both can be buy in the local pharmacies.
Take swimsuit to enjoy thermal baths on the first day (Chivay or Yanque). We strongly recommend to choose Yanque for spend the night at this quiet town.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY TO CLIMB CHACHANI MOUNT?
- Small backpack
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Puno/Peru)
- Tennis shoes
- One complete change of clothing
- Water bottle during the travel between Puno and Colca valley
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit (for the hot springs in la Raya pass)
- Extra money (soles)
According the program you don´t will back to Puno, which means to bring all stuff with you.
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 from 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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