Climbing Volcano Chachani Tour
About Arequipa: Arequipa is the capital of the colonial era of the Arequipa region of Peru. It is surrounded by 3 volcanoes and has baroque buildings built of sillar, a white volcanic stone. In its historical center, there is the Plaza de Armas, an imposing main square, and to the north of it is the Neoclassical Cathedral Basilica of the 17th century, which houses a museum exhibiting works of art and religious objects.
Nevado Chachani is the highest of the mountains near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. Its name means “skirt” in Quechua, and a female character is normally attributed to the mountain in local legends.
As a result of the very low precipitation in the Arequipa area, Chachani does not have a permanent ice cap or glaciers. Climbing Chachani is popular, though the altitude is considered highly challenging for those who are not fully acclimatized.
The Chachani is a volcano located 55 km from the city of Arequipa, in southern Peru. In spite of its considerable height, the snow is very scarce in its summit, due to the extreme dryness prevailing in the western slope of the Andes of the south of Peru
07:00 Leave Arequipa towards nor west direction behind chachani mountain, cañahuas high plateau & national reserve of aguada blanca possible see wild vicuñas on route as well as alpacas. Continue into the pass between misti & chachani mountain. East side.
09:00 arrive to east side ( detour) at 4,200 meters.
10:00 approx. Start the trekking , ascending until 5,100 meters. Sandy terrain some red colorations on rocks, view of pampa cañahuas and aguada blanca.
12:00 Box lunch and brief rest to re start of the trek.
16:00 Base Camp
Hot dinner & overnight at 5200msnm. (L,D)
04:00 Start the trek ( the hard day, the ascent takes about 6 hours) light equipment cross two picks col and coronado, then turn to the frontal face (See Arequipa) take a rest at 5,800 meters, then continue the ascent through angel and fatima peaks, finally reach peak of chachani at 6,075 meters about 11:00. Rest.
12:30 Lunch and return to base camp.
15:30 Base camp down to camp. Transportation, snacks, drinks, etc. and pick up camp in our private car to return to Arequipa…
17:30 approx arrive in Arequipa. Transportation to your hotel (B,L)
Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner
Services included in the prices:
- Private transportation (which stays in base at 4,800 masl for emergencies).
- Specialized English speaking guide.
- Complete meals: 02 box lunches, 01 dinner (hot), 01 breakfast, 01 snack.
- Cook, porters for logistics.
- 1 ½ liters of water per day per person.
- Complete equipment: bi personal tents type igloo, insulators, cooks, lamps.
- First-aid kit
- Map and explanatory pamphlet.
- Carriers for their personal teams.
- Porters for your personal items
Prices & Dates
» Additional dates available upon request
» Rates may vary from July 26th to 31th for the national holidays
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Deposit for reservations: — USD (– EUR) ✓ Full payment 40 days before. No refund if you cancel less than 30 days!
Trip-code: Number ►PER-
Duration: 02 days
Participants: Minimal: 4 Maximal: 12
Members: We don’t have an open group to join – We can open a new group – Contact us!
Country / Location: Peru
Mountain Guide: Eric Albino Lliuya
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3% early bird discount when booking 6 months prior to departure 2023
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