El Misti, also known as Guagua-Putina is a stratovolcano located in southern Peru near the city of Arequipa. With its seasonally snow-capped, symmetrical cone, El Misti stands at 5,822 metres (19,101 ft) above sea level and lies between the mountain Chachani (6,075 m/19,931 ft) and the volcano Pichu-Pichu (5,669 m/18,599 ft). Its last eruption was in 1985.

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Duration 2 Days and 1 Night
Departures Daily departures from Arequipa, Peru
Available From April to November
Activities Climbing El Misti (5,825 m / 19,222 ft.)
Airfares Not included, available upon request
Customizable YES, feel free to ask for extra services

PROGRAM

DAY 1 : AREQUIPA – BASE CAMP

07:00 leave in private car 4×4, our route is by Cabrerias, National Reserve of Aguada Blanca. If possible we will see the wild vicuñas, between El Misti and Chachani mountains.
08:30 north base of El Misti at 3,800 meters (car base) 09:00 aprox. beginning the trekking up to the 4,800 meters.
13:00 stop for lunch, 14:00 restart the trek in east direction, accentuated land in volcanic ash.
16:00 arrival to the camp base called “Mont Blanc”. Dinner and Camp at 4800 meters. (L, D)

DAY 2 : SUMMIT AND RETURN TO AREQUIPA

04:00 breakfast and 05:00 beginning of the climbing with light equipment, trekking of 3 hours, brief rest at 5,600 meters then attack to the summit.
11:00 summit, view of the enormous crater and a second one smaller characterized for emanation of some gases in the bottom, land with coloration of sulfurates, walk until the point called the cross of the Misti at 5,825 meters. Impressive view of the city of Arequipa, and the snowy Chachani, Pichu-pichu, Coropuna and Ampato mountains.
13:00 beginning of the descent until camp base, rest, walk down to car base and return to Arequipa. Transfer to your hotel . (B,L)

END OF OUR SERVICES

INCLUDED:
– Private car
– Bilingual specialized guide
– Full board: 02 lunches, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast, 01 snack
– Drinkable water (not carbonated).
– Complete equipment: wide bi personal tents, insulators,
– Cooker, Gas
– First-aid kit.
– Map and explanatory pamphlet.

NOT INCLUDED:
. Porters for your personal items

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING OR RENT:
. Crampons
. Ice axe
. Sleeping bag (Feather or for lower temperatures -15C)
. Flash light
. Gloves
. Hat (with protection for your ears)
. Several layers of warm clothes
. Two pairs of socks
. Sun block
. Mountain boots

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El Misti
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Condor
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