The Misti volcano is known as one of the most representative symbols of the city of Arequipa, has a perfect climate, making it easy to climb. This tour will show us the beauty of the valley of Chili with spectacular views of the Aguada Blanca dam, snowy peaks, and the city of Arequipa. Also we’ll experience the feeling of being above the crater and see the fumaroles of this.
Summary travel plan
- First day
- Second day
Itinerary Misti Volcano climbing - Northern Route
At 8:00 am starts our adventure picking you up at your hotel in Arequipa, we’ll go on our 4x4 vehicle approximately 3 hours, towards the starting point of our trek. We’ll begin the walk gradual ascent. On the way we will see the Aguada Blanca dam located at 4300 meters above sea level, we’ll have extensive views of this beautiful place, which supplies water to the entire city of Arequipa. This also is the favorite resting place of a lot of birds, including the pariwanas or flamingos. It will be a 3 hrs walk to reach our base camp, located at 4800m altitude. Upon arrival, we will settle and enjoy a delicious lunch / dinner at 4:00 pm approximately.
In the afternoon we will have the opportunity to share with the rest of the group, and our guide will share stories about Misti and Chachani volcanoes. We should rest early to prepare our body for the next day trip.
Very early, at 1:00 am will begin our journey to the volcano, after taking our breakfast we’ll start climbing the summit. The route will take between 6 and 7 hours to reach the crater (5825 m) where the fumaroles are located.
From there we will have spectacular views of the city of Arequipa and the surrounding valley. Shortly after, it's time to return, it will take two hours to reach the base camp and 1 hour more to get to the point where we expect the shuttle to take us back to Arequipa.
We’ll end the tour arriving to Arequipa between 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm.
This tour includes
- Tourist guide specialized in high mountain trek.
- Private tourist transport (4x4)
- Camping equipment (mats and tents)
- Kitchen equipment
- Climbing equipment such as crampons, ice picks, and safety rope. (Only if there is snow on the top)
- Food (01 lunch / dinner, 01 breakfast)
- Oxygen bottle (inside the car)
- First aid kit
- Communication equipment.
This tour does NOT include
- Sleeping bags
- Additional features