Climb Misti Volcano (5,825)
CODE : ATK2P
For who like to explore remote areas around Misti volcano and Pichu Pichu Mountain. The trek around the volcanoes is one of the top alternative to see amazing volcanic landscape where local people live under prefect conical shape of one of the most dangerous volcano in south of Peru. The valley of Chiguata and Cachamarca offer great view of agriculture amphitheater made by ancient civilization before Spaniards found this green treasure between volcanoes.
- Private transport.
- Professional mountain guide.
- Climbing equipment (tent, mattresses and ice pick)
- All the meals while on the mountain.
- Sleeping bag.
- Warm jacket.
- Flashlight and batteries.
- Water (4 liters/person required).
- All items can be hired in Arequipa if necessary.
DepartureArequipa | Altitude: 2050 – 5825 m. / 6730 – 19110 f
Dress Codecomfortable athletic clothing, hat and light jacket.
IncludedAirport TaxesBilingual guideBreakfastCamping equipmentCook service
Not Includedentree feesExcursionsHotelLocal FlightsOther MealsTrain ticketTransfers
Day 1 :
CLIMB MISTI VOLCANO (5,825 M) 2 DAYS, AREQUIPA, COLCA CANYONA private vehicle will pick you up from your hotel and 2 hours later we will arrive at the base of Misti (3300 Mts 10700ft). The landscape changes dramatically with increasing altitude due to the different stresses on the plant life. We will camp at 4300 Mt (14000ft) to acclimatize. The views of Arequipa at night are beautiful, with the lights of the city in the distance and the lights of the stars ,while the light of the camp stove provide us with a warm cup of tea and cooked meal.
Day 2 :
We will have an early breakfast that includes the option of maté de coca (a herbal tea made from coca leaves which helps with the effects of altitude). After breakfast we will start the 5 to 6 hour climb to the summit. The top is a natural observatory, in the distance you can see the Chachani and Picchu Picchu volcanoes, the national Reserve of Aguada Blanca, Lake Salinas, the city of Arequipa, small villages and of course, the unique and beautiful crater of Misti itself. 5825m
All the energy you expend climbing Misti is returned to you on the descent. If you wish, you can run, ski or slide down the mountainside, which is composed mostly of sand which cushions your steps and allows you to stop easily when you need to. We will pack up the campsite and then descend for two more hours to where our transportation left us the day before. We will return to Arequipa by 6 pm.