Portada de Ascent to Misti Volcano South Route

Ascent to Misti Volcano South Route

2 Days/1 Nigth


On this tour we’ll visit the famous Misti volcano, considered one of the 10 most active volcanoes in the Andes. Our main goal is to reach the crater of the volcano, to closely observe their large impressive fumaroles, and there we will have the best views of the city of Arequipa and the surrounding valley.
Currently the volcano is constantly monitoring, so no need to worry.


Summary travel plan

  • Day 1: Arequipa-Chiguata-Misti
  • Day 2: Visit of the crater- Arequipa

Itinerary Ascent to Misti Volcano South Route

Day 1: Arequipa-Chiguata-Misti

This exciting adventure starts between 7:30 and 8:00 in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel in Arequipa (The White City).

We will board our private 4x4 vehicle and we will take the Chiguata tourist route, 1 hour and a half by car, until we reach the point where our trek begins, located at 3300 masl.

We will start the trek slowly ascending for approximately 5 or 6 hours. This route has a spectacular landscape, with stilts and its traditional houses made of stone.

Finally we will arrive at the base camp, where we’ll have lunch/dinner, around 4:00pm while our guide tells us about his experiences, and some stories of the volcano. We will have to go to bed early to prepare our body for the next day.

Day 2: Visit of the crater- Arequipa

We will get up at dawn like 2:00am, have a refreshing breakfast and start our climb trek through the summit for 5 or 6 hours until reaching 5825 masl, where the volcano crater is. We will observe its large fumaroles up close, while we can also appreciate the impressive landscape from above, the surrounding valleys and the city of Arequipa. We will take many photos and it will be time to start our return.

We will descend to the base camp for an hour and a half, pack and continue descending to the point, where we will wait for our transportation that will take us to the city of Arequipa arriving around 2:00pm.

This tour includes

  • Specialized guide in high mountain.
  • Private transport (4x4)
  • Camping Equipment (Mattresses and Tents)
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Climbing equipment such as crampons, ice picks, and safety rope. (Only if there is snow at the top)
  • Food (01 Lunch / Dinner 04:00 - 01 Breakfast)
  • Oxygen bottle (inside the car)
  • First aid kit.
  • Communication equipment.

This tour does NOT include

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Walking stick

Important tour information "Ascent to Misti Volcano South Route"

What to bring for this tour?

  • Sleeping bag
  • Backpack 70Lt minimum
  • 4 liters of water per person
  • Personal Medications
  • Walking sticks
  • Waterproof jacket or poncho (December - April)
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Lantern
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal things: toilet paper, wipe, soap, etc.
  • Snacks.
  • Sunglasses
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