FROM PUNO TO MISTI VOLCANO - CLIMBING TOUR $345 USD Per Person

Climb by North East face - Aguada Blanca Base camp 2 Days - 1 Night

PERU ADVENTURE TOURS organize one of the best connections to climb Misti volcano in 2 days beginning in Puno. This new alternative was designed by PERU ADVENTURE TOURS Mountain guides for travelers coming from the Altiplano and connecting directly to the base camp without loss of acclimatization. The expedition starts in Puno or another point over 3500m. This alternative is better of the classical option beginning in Arequipa. Many tour operators travel guide books (lonely planet and others) say spend two nights over 2300m (Arequipa) is enough to be ready climb Misti volcano, this is not true because Arequipa is not enough high. If you really want to reach summit of Misti Volcano or another high Mountains over six thousand meters we strong recommend spending few nights over 3500m to get better acclimatization and Puno - Lake Titicaca is the best place for you.
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Off-Road Tour To Misti Volcano

CLIMBING 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.
Trail To Climb El Misti After 5 hours of driving from Puno we will do Off Road tour on the slopes of Misti volcano - After cross the Aguada Blanca dam continue driving on dirt road passin some small volcanic dunes until arriving at 4200m by our 4WD - There we packing all equipments 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 espectacular 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. On the way to Base Camp Of Misti

DAY 2: MISTI 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.
Around 1PM or 2PM we drive back to Arequipa for about 3 hours and drop off in your hotel and end of service.Top of Volcan Misti

MISTI CLIMBING TOUR INCLUDES

  1. Expert mountain English-Speaking guide
  2. Public bus service from Puno to Patawasi (Pampas cañahuas), 4x4 to Misti Volcano and then to Arequipa
  3. Private 4x4 transport from Puno to Misti volcano and then to Arequipa (last day)
  4. Camping equipment (Four season tent and mattresses)
  5. Dining Tent (Private Service only)
  6. Sleeping bag -15°C (Private Service only)
  7. Camp tables and chairs (Private Service only)
  8. Experienced cook (Private Service only)
  9. Guide assistant (Private Service only)
  10. Personal porter to carry your items (Private Service only)
  11. Porters to carry food and camping gear (Private Service only)
  12. Climbing gear (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope)
  13. Complete food (2 lunches - 1 dinner -1 breakfast)
  14. Plenty of Coca hot tea
  15. Oxygen and first aid kit (Private Service only)
  16. Wind pant - wind jacket - headlamp - waterproof gloves - poles (Private Service only)
  17. Communication system for any emergency
Conical Form Of Misti Volcano - Arequipa
IMPORTANT: 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.
TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
DATE TOUR COST
Any day between April to November
FROM PUNO TO MISTI VOLCANO - CLIMBING TOUR $345 USD Per Person

Climb by North East face - Aguada Blanca Base camp 2 Days - 1 Night
Backpacker Service (Public bus/group)
1 to more paticipants $345 USD each one

Private Service (Private 4x4/guide)
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 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).

NOT INCLUDED

  1. National and International airplane tickets
  2. National and International airport tax
  3. Travel insurance
  4. Soft or alcoholic drinks
  5. Hotel in Puno or Arequipa
  6. Breakfast on the first day
  7. Tip for guide and camp staff
  8. Laundry service
  9. Flight confirmations
  10. Phone calls

RAINING SEASON

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

  1. Backpack 70Lt minimum
  2. Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office in Arequipa $5 USD per day)
  3. Windproof jacket
  4. Headlamp with plenty of batteries
  5. Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  6. One complete change of clothing
  7. Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
  8. 5lt of water per person minimum
  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
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.

PORTER SERVICE 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.

CONTACT
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