We leave Arequipa at 8.30 am by 4×4 until the drop-off place at 3’500 m. From there we start with the hiking until the base camp at 4’600 m (5 hours approx.). We spend the night there and leave very early before the sun rises we will have our breakfast, in order to begin the ascent (3:00 am) towards the summit of the Misti Volcano (5825 m). During the ascent we will watch the dawn from the volcano, according to our clients the dawn from the Misti Volcano, is the best part of the ascent. Of course, it is impossible to watch the dawn from the southern side of Misti (see the first option).
This day to arrive at the summit of the Misti Volcano we will need to walk approximately between 5/6 hours.
There you can see the main crater and another little one. When we arrive at the summit we will observe an iron cross, we can remain on Misti´s summit for approximately 20 minutes. This is in order to appreciate the incredible mountain range and especially the ring of fire (the set of volcanoes aligned in the south of Peru).
The ring of fire is composed of a set of aligned volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, Ubinas (erupted in 2007) Sabancaya (erupted in 1991), the snow-capped Ampato Volcano (where was discovered the Juanita mummy), the extinct Volcano and glacier Coropuna and the snow-capped Hualcahualca Volcano.
For the descent, we will cross some dunes and volcanic ash, this does make our descent much easier and more fun. The descent will take us as a maximum one hour and a half to arrive at 4100 meters where our 4×4 will be waiting for us.
We will meet with our 4×4 at approximately 12:30 pm; we will arrive in the City of Arequipa at 2:30 pm. You will be transferred to your hotel or place of preference.
- Professional high mountain guide (bilingual Spanish-English)
- Transport (4×4)
- Climbing Equipment (sleeping bag, tent, mattress, crampons, ice ax, and rope, only if there is snow on the top.)
- Meals on the Mountain (1 box lunch- 1 hot dinner -1 hot breakfast)
- Oxygen bottle (in the 4×4)
- First aid kit
- Tents and food for our camp staff.
- 4 liters of water (cook, wash…)
- Hiking boots