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Address: Arequipa, Peru
Activities: Mountaineering
Description: This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa...
This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa in southern Peru and is a popular site for climbers.
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A lot has already been written about how easy/difficult it is to climb the mountain. I just got back today and wanted to share my thoughts about the agencies offering the summit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Arequipa, Peru
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If your planning on hiking the chachani, don't do it with the Agency Quechua in Calle Jerusalem! But be careful, lots of other agencies work with them, so you have to ask when your booking. Our group made a really bad experience today... First of all we were 11 people + 2 drivers + 3 "guides" and they squeezed us... More 

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A lot has already been written about how easy/difficult it is to climb the mountain. I just got back today and wanted to share my thoughts about the agencies offering the summit. TL,DR: pay 280 soles at any agency and you will have a decent experience. More is not necessary for Chachani. The market rate in April 2015 for a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

For a few hundred dollars you can get a guided expedition to the top of Chachani. The tallest mountain in Arequipa. It is a beast, at over 6000m it isn't a joke. It will push your fitness enthusiast to the limit. It isn't technical, but it requires will power.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Such a beautiful landscape and adventure. We used Expeditions & Aventuras who have an office on Santa Catalina. Our guides were super friendly and knew enough English in order for us to have a well organised and enjoyable hike. Hike was over 1-2 days. 1st day we trekked for about 2 hours to basecamp where we had great opportunity for... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I reached the summit of the Chachani in January of 2015. We began with a group of 4 people. 2 people barely reached the base camp, but my brother and I made it to the summit. We arranged our trek through Edu Travel (they have an office on Av. Santa Catalina in Arequipa). Roy was our guide who we would... More 

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We lived in Arequipa and everyday you'll see these 3 mountains including Misti.. It's great view esp if the sky is clear with great sunset!

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Climb to 6,075 meters, on a 2 day trek? Awesome! We did it through Incaventura who had the cheapest price of USD160 each. It seems there are only 2 companies actually doing the trek (and maybe only 2-3 treks a week in total). We met a couple doing it themselves who "only" paid USD150 for the return transport of about... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Guides made a huge deal about this mountain, which we did not climb. I didn't get it. In a country with thousands of mountains, what's the big deal? I did enjoy looking out the window at the mountains on the flight to Arequipa.

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Arequipa, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

13 Things to know if you are considering climbing Chachani: 1. It’s a significant physical and mental effort. All four members of our climbing group dealt with headaches, stomach issues, and lethargy. But we all made it to the top. 2. I sincerely wish I would have prepared better. What is good to eat the day before, a plan for... More 

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Sprockhoevel, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The normal route to the summit has changed since the formerly usual ascent via paso d´Angel became dangerous by rock fall due to the melting ice on top. Now the summit is appoached from the west-southwest. I did the tour as a long one day trip. At midnight Johan Zarate from PabloTour picked me up in my hotel in Arequipa.... More 

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