The Misti volcano is the most popular symbol of the city of Arequipa. To talk about this volcano is to talk about Arequipeños and its rich history.
Thanks to this volcano and its acid eruptions (ashes), the city of Arequipa currently has one of the richest lands for agricultural activity.
At its foot are rich valleys, such as Chilina, inhabited since before the arrival of the Spaniards in the year 1540.
The characteristics of the region facilitate the ascent to the Misti volcano and gives us the opportunity to practice the climbing, which allows us to enjoy an incomparable experience, which combined with the fascinating process of ascending the mountain and the fascinating view of the Arequipa city from the top of Misti Volcano will become a unique experience.
Arequipa: Pick up from your hotel.
Whenever it is in the center of the city and prior coordination with the Operator.
For places outside these limits, you must coordinate with the Operator the feasibility of your pick-up or Meeting Point or additional Cost.
AREQUIPA - MISTI BASIC CAMP
8:00 am. Pick up at hotel.
We travel 2 hours by four wheel drive vehicle to the base of the volcano. We arrive at the western part of the base of the Misti volcano.
10:15 a.m. Arrive at "Los Pastores" (3,400 masl), the peak of our four-wheel drives. The ascent begins from 6 to 8 hours to the base camp "Nido de Águilas" (4,750 masl).
It's a hard day's work as we walk down the sandy and slippery trail. You need to be in good physical condition and acclimatize to the altitude.
4:30 pm. Hour approx. Arrival at our base camp.
Dinner, set up in our tents and rest.
MISTI BASIC CAMP - SUMMIT OF THE MISTI VOLCANO - AREQUIPA
3:30 a.m. After breakfast, we start climbing to the summit of the volcano. After four to six hours, we enter the snow zone, depending on the season.
We will prepare our climbing equipment (crampons + ice ax - Only for the snow season). We will carry only what is needed for wind-chill conditions: something to drink, some energy food, a first aid kit and our mountain gear.
The ascent time will depend on the physical condition and climate of each climber.
This day we have to follow a vertical ascent to reach the cross at the top (5,822 masl). If time permits we will descend to the Mayor Crater, from where it is possible to observe the volcanic activity or a short walk on top and around the largest crater of this volcano.
There is time for photos and enjoying the scenery of the highest mountains of the volcanic chain.
2:30 pm. We will be back at Base Camp.
Lunch and then to pack the camp and descend to find our transport that awaits us at the base of the volcano.
3:00 pm. Return to Arequipa.
Arrival in Arequipa.
End of service.
Pick up from the historic center hotel
Private Tourist Transport (4x4).
Mountain guide (bilingual: Spanish / English).
Camping equipment Tents, Matras, Sleeping Bag.
Mountain Equipment, Jacket, Pants, Gloves, Cap.
Safety Equipment: First aid kit, ropes
Meals on the mountain (1 hot dinner + 1 hot breakfast).
Trekking shoes / boots.
60 liter backpack.
Jacket for rain (December to March).
Lunch, Nuts, Snacks.
Water 5 liters.
Climbing, mountaineering (included)
Hike, trekking (included)
Cultural visits (included)
Guided visits (included)
To enjoy the tour to the fullest, a PREVIOUS ACLIMATATION is suggested, arriving in Arequipa 1 to 2 days before.
It is entirely at the discretion and responsibility of the traveler, if you decide to take the tour the same day you arrive in Arequipa.
Also, considering that it is an area of natural height, it is recommended to take pills for the soroche (altitude sickness). The mates and infusions (ideal of Coca Leaves) in personal terms, are a very good option.
Travelers must have experience in adventure sports, especially in Ascent Walks, since this route has Medium difficulty and scales over 5,850 meters above sea level reaching 6,100 meters above sea level
In the case of the backpack it is recommended 60 liters, to carry all your equipment that weighs an average of 12 kilos.
Service can be provided in Shared Mode (with more passengers in the group).
Service is subject to variation without prior notice, due to weather conditions (rains, huaycos, overflows, etc.), strikes and / or demonstrations and any other event that does not allow the normal development of the itinerary.
Any cancellation of the service for the reasons indicated, no refund applies.
In that case, the Operator could carry out a contingency plan with an alternative tour.
The Itinerary may vary at the discretion of the operator, always to ensure the safety of the traveler and the best development of the service as a whole.
If you decide to withdraw before the end of the service, no refund applies.
If you take or buy snacks during the tours, preferably they are light (dried fruits, cookies and water).
If you do not attend the day of the service, it will be considered as "Done" with no place for Claims, Postponements or Returns.