Nevado Chachani is the highest of the mountains near the city of Arequipa in southern Peru. Its name means “skirt” in Quechua, and a female character is normally attributed to the mountain in local legends.
As a result of the very low precipitation in the Arequipa area, Chachani does not have a permanent ice cap or glaciers. Climbing Chachani is popular, though the altitude is considered highly challenging for those who are not fully acclimatized.
|Duration||2 Days and 1 Night|
|Departures||Daily departures from Arequipa, Peru|
|Available||From April to November|
|Activities||Climbing the Chachani (Altitude: 6,075 masl / 20,250 ft.)|
|Airfares||Not included, available upon request|
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services|
DIA 1: AREQUIPA / BASE CAMP
07:00 Leave Arequipa towards nor west direction behind chachani mountain, cañahuas high plateau & national reserve of aguada blanca possible see wild vicuñas on route as well as alpacas. Continue into the pass between misti & chachani mountain. East side.
09:00 arrive to east side ( detour) at 4,200 meters.
10:00 approx. Start the trekking , ascending until 5,100 meters. Sandy terrain some red colorations on rocks, view of pampa cañahuas and aguada blanca.
12:00 Box lunch and brief rest to re start of the trek.
16:00 Base Camp
Hot dinner & overnight at 5200msnm. (L,D)
DIA 2: SUMMIT & RETURN TO AREQUIPA
04:00 Start the trek ( the hard day, the ascent takes about 6 hours) light equipment cross two picks col and coronado, then turn to the frontal face (See Arequipa) take a rest at 5,800 meters, then continue the ascent through angel and fatima peaks, finally reach peak of chachani at 6,075 meters about 11:00. Rest.
12:30 Lunch and return to base camp.
15:30 Base camp down to camp. Transportation, snacks, drinks, etc. and pick up camp in our private car to return to Arequipa…
17:30 approx arrive in Arequipa. Transportation to your hotel (B,L)
END OF OUR SERVICES
• Private transportation (which stays in base at 4,800 masl for emergencies).
• Specialized English speaking guide.
• Complete meals: 02 box lunches, 01 dinner (hot), 01 breakfast, 01 snack.
• Cook, porters for logistics.
. 1 ½ liters of water per day per person.
• Complete equipment: bi personal tents type igloo, insulators, cooks, lamps.
• First-aid kit
• Map and explanatory pamphlet.
• Carriers for their personal teams.
. Porters for your personal items
WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING OR RENT:
. Ice axe
. Sleeping bag (Feather or for lower temperatures -15C)
. Flash light
. Hat (with protection for your ears)
. Several layers of warm clothes
. Two pairs of socks
. Sun block
. Mountain boots
INCLUDES: All scheduled land and lake transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International or domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
Accommodation, domestic airfares, extensions.
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