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Climbing To Active Volcano Near Of Arequipa 2 Days - 1 Night (Classical Route)

El Misti volcano (5825m) haves symmetrical cone of considerable scenic beauty, is located in southern Peru near of Arequipa city, the second largest city in the country, lies at the foot of El Misti in a fertile valley located 2400m above sea level. El Misti is a Quechua name, means the gentleman. El Misti volcano stands at 5825m and lies between the mountain Chachani (6075m) and the volcanoPichu Pichu (5669m), these impressive mountains, located northeast of Arequipa, are visible almost year-round, but especially during winter (April-December). Misti has been active numerous times since historic records began. The last strong eruption of Misti is thought to have occurred between 1438 and 1471. Many other eruptions have been reported since the mid-15th century affected Inca inhabitants living near the volcano. The last eruption of this volcano was in 1870. Also the archaeologist found several Inca mummies near the crater. Most of the city's colonial buildings were constructed from El Misti's white volcanic stone (sillar).

PROGRAM

DAY 1: AREQUIPA - CHIGUATA - MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M)

At 8am we pickup at hotel and travel 1 1/2 hours in our four wheels drive vehicle to the base of the volcano. We arrive at the West part of the base of Misti volcano.

At 10am arrival to Los Pastores (3400 meters above sea level) which is the maximum point for our four wheel drives and begins our ascent. This is six to eight hours to the Eagles Nest base camp (4800 meters above sea level). This is a hard day as we walk up the sandy and slippery trail. You need to be in good physical condition and acclimatized to the altitude.

At 5pm arrival to our base camp, energetic dinner, set-up our tents and rest.

AY 2: MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M) - ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO - DOWNHILL - AREQUIPA

At 4am following an early and healthy breakfast, we start to climb to the summit of the volcano. After four to six hours, we enter the snow area, depending on the season, and adjust our climbing equipment (crampons + ice axe - Snow season only). We will carry only what is needed for cold windy conditions, something to drink, some energy food, a first-aid kit and our mountain gear. The time of ascent will depend on the physical condition and acclimatization of each climber. This day we need to follow a vertical ascent (hard and freezing), to reach the cross at the summit (5825m). If the time permiting descend into the mayor crater from where is possible to see volcano activity or have a short walk over the top and around the biggest crater of this volcano. There is time for pictures and enjoying the landscape of all the highest mountains in this volcanic chain. At 12pm decent to our base camp. This will take approximately one hour.

At 3pm arrival at the Base Camp, have lunch, pack up camp and descent to find our transportation waiting for us at the base of the volcano.

At 4pm transfer back to Arequipa driving one and a half hours.

INCLUDES

  • Experienced Mountain English-Speaking guide
  • Porters to carry the foods and camping gear (tents & mattresses)
  • Personal porter to carry the items of each participant (Private VIP Service only)
  • Private four wheel drive (4x4) from Arequipa up to 4200m
  • Camping Equipment (Four seaons mountain tent and mattresses)
  • Dining and cooking tents (Private VIP Service only)
  • Cooking gear
  • Experienced cook (Private VIP Service only)
  • Climbing Equipment such as crampons, ice axe and rope, only if is snow on the top
  • Meals on the Mountain (2 lunches - 1 hot dinner - 1 hot breakfast)
  • Plenty of hot Coca tea
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for the participants and our camp staff
  • Communication system, guides climb with their mobile phones
  • Tents and food for our camp staff
  • Headlamp - Wind proof gloves - Wool hat - Walking sticks or poles (Private VIP Service only)
  • Climbing price includes government sales tax (19%)

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