FROM PUNO TO MISTI VOLCANO COLCA CANYON AND THEN TRANSFER TO AREQUIPA $449 USD Per Person
Climbing To The Summit Of Misti Volcano And Classic Colca Canyon Tour In 3 Days
After many enquiries of adventurous travelers wants to climb the Misti volcano beginning in Puno
and not in Arequipa
as the mayor local agencies offer without logistic concerning the altitude and the poor acclimatization of the climbers.
Our tour company organizes this option for travelers like to begin in Puno after some trips around the Lake Titicaca
and then connect to volcano Misti.
Taking this option you will safe lot of your adequate acclimatization and making sure of 90% of possibilities to reach the top of the volcano.
To climb the Misti volcano is not technically difficult but you must need to be in good physical conditions and good acclimatization and fit enough to carry your heavy backpack with all you need on the mountain.
If you are in Puno or Cusco this is the best option to climb this volcano and then visit the Colca canyon and finally enjoy Arequipa as known as " The white sity of Peru".
PUNO MISTI VOLCANO CANYON TREK TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 1: PUNO - JULIACA - LAGUNILLAS LAGOONS - AGUADA BLANCA REPRESS - MISTI BASE CAMP (4700M)
Today we offer plenty Andean buffet breakfast served in the hotel. At 7am aboard our private 4x4 to travel through Cordillera de los Andes, the journey pass Lagunillas lagoon, Imata rock forest, Pampas Cañahuas Vicuña park.
After 5 hours of driving from Puno we will do Off Road tour on the slopes of Misti volcano, our 4x4 vehicle drop us up to 4200m. At 1pm begins our climb (3 hours) on black sandy trail up to 4700m where will set up the base camp on the slopes of Misti volcano. Very spectacular view of other mountain surrounded us making felling what tine place we occupy in the world.
Rest of the afternoon is free for rest or try to climb little more up to recognize the trail for next day. Early dinner in the dining tent and overnight in the four season tents (L - D).
DAY 2: MISTI BASE CAMP – ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO – CHIVAY – COLCA VALLEY
At 2 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 Pcihu, 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 transfer from the base of the volcano to Chivay (3600m), this transfer takes around 4 hours. Stay in a nice hotel with private bath and hot shower (B – L - D).
DAY 3: CHIVAY TOWN - COLCA CANYON - CONDOR CROSS VIEWPOINT - AREQUIPA
At 6am is the breakfast and 2 hours of travel hours on our transportation to the famous Condor Cross, at this place is possible to appreciate the fly of Condors or sometimes seating on the big rocks, two hours spending looking this amazing and biggest bird in the world, also there are many villages at the deep part of this spectacular Canyon.
At 10am we drive back to Chivay, stopping on the way back getting nice views of the river and Colca valley, colony churches, handicraft markets, green villages on the both banks of the canyon and local's people working the ancient's pre Incas terraces.
Around 12pm arrive to Chivay to have lunch included and then free time for personal activities as visit the local handicraft market, etc.
At mentioned time transfer from the Colca valley (Chivay) to Arequipa, the tour ends in your hotel around 4pm to 6pm.
- Expert mountain English speaking guide
- Public bus from Puno to Patawasi/Pampas Cañahuas and Chivay - includes 4x4 vehicle just for the section of Misti volcano (Backpacker service)
- Private 4x4 vehicle from Puno - Misti volcano - Colca canyon And then to Arequipa
- Camping equipment (Four season tent and inflate mats)
- Dining Tent (VIP Service only)
- Sleeping bag -15Cº (VIP Service only)
- Camp tables and chairs (VIP Service only)
- Experienced cook (VIP Service only)
- Guide assistant (VIP Service only)
- Personal porter to carry your items (VIP Service only)
- Climbing gear (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope)
- Complete food (2 lunches - 1 dinner -1 breakfast)
- Plenty of Coca hot tea
- Oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our camp staff
- Wind pant - wind jacket - headlamp - waterproof gloves - poles (VIP Service only)
- Communication system for any emergency
If you take the Backpacker Service (public bus and join group) you will be assisted by local tour coordinator with the transfer from hotel to bus station and then travel via public bus from Puno (5am) to the half way where you will meet the tour guide and 4x4 machine and then connect to with the trip to climb Misti volcano according the description of the tour itinerary mentioned above.
For Backpacker Service we require minimum two participants.
PRIVATE VIP SERVICE
includes 4x4 transport from Puno, Misti volcano, Colca canyon and drop off in Arequipa on the 5th day.
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2013
|Any day between April to November
||FROM PUNO TO MISTI VOLCANO COLCA CANYON AND THEN TO TRANSFER TO AREQUIPA $449 USD Per Person
Climbing To The Summit Of Misti Volcano And Classic Colca Canyon Tour In 3 Days
|Backpacker Service (Public bus/group)
1 to more paticipants $449 USD each one
Private Service (Private 4x4/guide)
2 participants $612 USD each one
3-4 participants $558 USD each one
5 to more participants $476 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 and any time/day according request, ask our special rates for froup more than 5 climbers.
|Group size: 4 participants per each guide according tecnical recommendations.
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book this tour prior you arrive to Peru.
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
- Travel insurance
- National and International airplane tickets
- National and International airport tax
- Soft or alcoholic drinks
- Breakfast on the first day
- Hotel in Puno and Arequipa
- Tipping for guide and camp staff
- Laundry service
- 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 TO CLIMB THE MISTI VOLCANO
After raining 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 CLIMBERS
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.
We recommend to spend few nights above 3800m (Lake Titicaca) to get good acclimatise to the altitude.
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack 70Lt minimum
- Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office in Arequipa $5 USD per day)
- Windproof jacket
- Headlamp with plenty of batteries
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
- 5lt 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
- Swimsuit for the thermal pools in the Colca Canyon
- Sunglass is strongly recommended to protect your eyes from the snow and sun
- Your personal medications
According the program you don't will back to Puno, which means to bring all your stuff and can be storage in our 4x4 machine where will stay safe until your return from the expedition.
Porters will cost $75 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.
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