Misti Volcano Trek 2 Days/1 Night
Embark on this two-day, one-night trek to see some of the most breathtaking views near Arequipa. Although the terrain doesn’t require technical skill, the presence of ash and sand and the high altitude make it a more challenging hike. That being said, the landscape here is quite beautiful and worth the extra effort. You’ll sleep in a warm, comfortable tent, and have all your meals prepared by your guides and served in the dining tent. Travelers carry their own backpacks, but all the other equipment gets transported by porters.
- Duration: 12 hrs
- Available Days: Every day
- Schedule: 6:30 AM
- Inquire for Transportation
- Mobile Ticket Included
- Offered in English, Spanish
Misti Volcano has an altitude of of 19,110 feet (5,825 m) above sea level, towering over the city of Arequipa with its picturesque, snow-capped summit. The summit is a nearly perfect cone, and historians believe its shape may have had special significance for the Inca. It last erupted in 1600 and now lies dormant. Because of this hike’s high altitude, hikers should budget enough time to acclimatize before setting up.
To this day, its acidic eruptions have helped make the surrounding land especially fertile, including places like the scenic Chilina Valley. Because of its excellent agriculture, this area had a healthy population long before the Spanish arrived. During the tour, your guide will provide more interesting facts about how the volcano shaped the history of Arequipa and its surrounding valleys.
6:30 AM Drive to National Reserve of Aguada Blanca and begin hike to Misti Volcano.
Hike from 13,123 feet above sea leave (4,000 masl) up to Base camp Monte Blanco at 15,583 (4,750 masl).
Overnight: Base Camp
Start climbing Misti Volcano. This is a slow-paced hike that will last around 6 hours. At the top you will visit the cráter where you can see volcanic activity and survey the gorgeous landscape.
Return to base camp, where our transportation will transfer you back to Arequipa city.
What to Bring
Sleeping bag, comfortable and warm clothing, any necessities for an overnight adventure (toothbrush, etc.), gloves, hat, backpack, sunglasses, appropriate footwear for trekking, water bottle, trekking poles, flashlights, and money for tipping your porters and guides. Feel free to bring other equipment, but make sure to be realistic about how much you want to carry.
Private transportation, thermal tents, insulated mattress, first aid kit, safety equipment, communication equipment. Meals (01 Breakfast, 02 Cold lunches, 01 Dinner), Dining tent, cook, tableware, porters for communal equipment, and and international mountain guide. DOES NOT INCLUDE: Porter for personal backpacks.
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