ASCENSION TO THE MISTI - AREQUIPA
Ascension to El Misti 2 days and 1 night tour
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.)
Day 1 : AREQUIPA - BASE CAMP
07:00 leave in private car 4x4, 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)
Porters for your personal items. Cost for Porters up to 20 kg. for your personal items is US$50 per person per day. International airfares or domestic airfares. Airport departure taxes or visa fees. Excess baggage charges. Additional nights during the trip. Due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks. Insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages. Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.
We recommend you to bring or rent:
Crampons, Ice axe, Sleeping bag, 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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