Climb to Misti Volcano 2 Days / 1 Night

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Overview

Our tour is an incredible ascent to an active volcano; El Misti with 5822 meters . and located in the city of Arequipa. To climb this volcano no technical preparation is needed since it is a stratovolcano made up of ash and lava.

Our trekking is more of a strong “altitude” hike where the greatest difficulty on the route is the ashes and sand that, together with the altitude, make our ascent much more difficult and forced. El Misti is considered one of the 10 potentially active volcanoes in this part of the Andes mountain range and its summit reaches a height of 5,822 meters above sea level.

Remember that to make the ascent you need progressive acclimatization to the altitude and very good physical condition.

Highlights

  • The people of Arequipa consider the active Misti Volcano as a symbol of their city and its culture.
  • The efforts to climb this imposing volcano will be rewarded with an exceptional panoramic view from its summit.
  • From there, you can contemplate majestic mountains, snow-capped peaks, other volcanoes, the White City of Arequipa and its picturesque countryside.
  • But what will really surprise you is the opportunity to observe the volcano’s crater. (Don’t worry, this volcano has only erupted four times in the last 500 years.)
Climb to Misti Volcano 2 Days / 1 Night

Itinerary

In the morning, we will pick you up at your hotel in Arequipa at the scheduled time and we will drive in a 4×4 vehicle until we reach our starting point at the base of the Misti volcano (3,300 m).

During the ascension, we will cross various altitude zones, observing how the flora changes as we gain altitude.

We will set up our camp at an altitude of 4,700 m. From this point, you will enjoy an impressive and unforgettable view of the White City of Arequipa. While we have dinner, we will listen to local legends and learn about the history of the Misti and Chachani volcanoes. (In 1998, an expedition discovered six Inca mummies in the volcano.)

We will start the day early with a hearty breakfast before embarking on the climb to the top of the volcano. It will be approximately 6 hours of walking through viewpoints that offer increasingly spectacular views of the surrounding landscape. Upon reaching the summit, we will be rewarded with unparalleled views of the impressive panorama that includes the Chachani and Picchu Picchu volcanoes , the Aguada Blanca dam, Lake Salinas and the White City of Arequipa, all under the perfectly conical shadow of the Misti. On a clear summer day, we’ll even be able to glimpse the Pacific Ocean in the distance. The feature that will really amaze you will be the volcano’s perfectly shaped crater.

After this hike, you’ll be happy to know that the descent of the volcano is quite easy, thanks to the sand and ash that make it easy to stop when necessary. Once we arrive back at the base camp, we will pack up and continue descending to the pickup point, from where we will return to Arequipa in a 4×4 vehicle, with expected arrival around 4 pm.

Inclusions

Terra Quechua Peru Included

  • Official Mountain Guide.
  • Porters (for equipment and according to the number of people).
  • Auxiliary guide (If there are more than 3 people).
  • 4×4 mobility.
  • A dinner and a breakfast.
  • A marching lunch and a snack.
  • Two-person tents and mats.
  • Crampons and ice axes.
  • First aid kit (Oxygen in transport).
  • Radios, cell phones.

Terra Quechua Peru No Included

  • Sleeping bag.
  • Warm clothing and gloves.
  • Covers boots, sunglasses, canes.
  • Headlamp and trekking boots.
  • Personal backpack and a small one.
  • water bottle .
  • Water for walking (2.5 L)
  • Porter for your personal things.

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Why to Choose Terra Quechua Peru

TERRA QUECHUA PERU. Is a full-service travel company. Our reputation for excellence is earned every day by providing the ultimate in value and personal attention. Since our founding in 2012, we have striven to make travel simple, worry-free, and fun for our corporate and leisure customers alike.

What is Terra Quechua Peru's mission?

Terra Quechua Peru is dedicated to providing the ultimate in value and personal attention to its customers, striving to make travel simple, worry-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers.

Who founded Terra Quechua Peru, and what distinguishes it as a company?

Terra Quechua Peru, initially started by Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, is a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator headquartered in Cusco. Their extensive personal experience in trekking, along with the fact that it's a 100% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders, sets it apart.

What sets Terra Quechua Peru apart from other travel companies?

Terra Quechua Peru distinguishes itself by its dedication to providing exceptional value and personalized attention to its clients. Since its establishment in 2012, it has been committed to making travel straightforward, stress-free, and enjoyable for both corporate and leisure travelers. Additionally, being a family-owned business with a strong local presence and a wealth of experience in trekking further sets it apart.

What makes Terra Quechua Peru unique in the travel industry?

Terra Quechua Peru's uniqueness lies in its origins as a family-owned travel agency and direct local tour operator. Its founders, Raquel Sanchez and Edwin Medina, have personal experience spanning many years in trekking, offering travelers an authentic and knowledgeable perspective of Peru.

What kind of experience expect with Terra Quechua Peru?

Travelers with Terra Quechua Peru can anticipate a personalized and friendly experience during their trekking adventures. The guides are dedicated to making travelers feel like they are hiking with their own family or friends. Their in-depth knowledge of the region and culture adds an extra layer of authenticity to every journey.

Can Terra Quechua Peru help plan custom trips?

Yes, Terra Quechua Peru specializes in fully customizable trips. They can work with travelers to create personalized itineraries that cater to their specific interests and preferences, ensuring a tailored and unforgettable experience in Peru.

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