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Chachani is a volcano located 55 km from the city of Arequipa, Peru.
Chachani is a stratovolcano with an altitude of 6,057 msnm. It is higher than the Misti and Pichu Pichu. By many mountaineers it is considered the friendliest and least difficult volcano of more than 6000m in the world.
It is necessary to have an excellent physical condition. We also recommend that you have previously acclimatized to the altitude before starting this ascent, especially with a visit to the regions of Colca, Lake Titicaca or Cusco.
Day 1: Arequipa – Base Camp
Departure from Arequipa in 4x4 around 8:00 AM. for the Volcan Chachani.
We will drive for 2h30 hours until arrive at an altitude of 5000 meters. Then, we will begin a trek of about 2 hours passing by an ancient crater in the middle of an arid ecosystem punctuated by a few plant species such as the "yareta".
Arrive at the base camp located at 5200 meters above sea level. We will set up our tents and camp there, for resting and do some acclimatization exercises.
At this point we will be able to enjoy the view of the snow-capped Ampato and Coropuna and will also be able to admire the sky. Dinner and overnight.
Day 2: Base Camp – Chachani Summit - Arequipa
Breakfast around 1:00AM and then begin the ascent to the summit of Chachani.
The hike to the Chachani summit will take between 5 to 6 hours. At the top we will watch the mountains and volcanoes.
Along the way to the summit, we will pass by the “Fatima” and “Angel” peaks. The Chachani crater is located at 6000 meters.
The summit of the volcano is located at 6075 meters 6075 and from there, you will have an incredible 360 degree view of all the surroundings.
Then we will descend to the camp in 1H30-2H and we will continue 2 more hours to arrive at the 4X4 which will be waiting for us to take us back to Arequipa.
Arrive to Arequipa around 4:00 PM.
- English/Spanish-speaking guide
- Transport in a 4x4
- Equipment (tent, mattress, sleeping bag, crampons, ice axes, windproof jacket, gloves, poles, headlamp)
- Dinner and breakfast
- Water (5 liters)
- Snacks: cereal bars, cookies and dried fruit
- Hiking shoes
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