Tour Climbing to Misti Volcanoe:
FIRST DAY: AREQUIPA - CHIGUATA - MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M): At 8AM, we pick up at hotel and travel 1 1/2 hours in our four wheels drive vehicle to the base of the volcano(3400M). We arrive at the West part of the base of Misti volcano. At 10AM arrival to Los Pastores (3400 meters above sea level) which is the maximum point for our four wheel drives and begins our ascent. This is six to eight hours to the Eagles Next base camp (4800 meters above sea level). This is a hard day as we walk up the sandy and slippery trail. You need to be in good physical condition and acclimatized to the altitude.At 5PM arrival to our base camp, energetic dinner, set-up our tents and rest.
DAY 2: MISTI BASE CAMP (4600M) - ATTACK THE SUMMIT OF MISTI VOLCANO - DOWNHILL - AREQUIPA: At 2AM following an early and healthy breakfast, we start to climb to the summit of the volcano. After four to six hours, we enter the snow area, depending on the season, and adjust our climbing equipment (crampons + ice axe - Snow season only). We will carry only what is needed for cold windy conditions, something to drink, some energy food, a first-aid kit and our mountain gear. The time of ascent will depend on the physical condition and acclimatization of each climber. This day we need to follow a vertical ascent (hard and freezing), to reach the cross at the summit (5825m). If the time permiting descend into the mayor crater from where is possible to see volcano activity or have a short walk over the top and around the biggest crater of this volcano. There is time for pictures and enjoying the landscape of all the highest mountains in this volcanic chain. At 08:00am decent to our base camp. This will take approximately one hour. At 10:00AM arrival at the Base Camp, pack up camp and descent to find our transportation waiting for us at the base of the volcano. At 12:00PM transfer back to Arequipa driving one and a half hours