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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa in...

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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Information for mountaineering around arequipa-casa de guias

We were looking for a really reliable tour/guide to climb mount chachani in one day. We went to the "casa de guias" in Arequipa, knocked on the door and met a really friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Thomas H
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Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a really reliable tour/guide to climb mount chachani in one day. We went to the "casa de guias" in Arequipa, knocked on the door and met a really friendly and helpful guy. He was a very experienced guide, answering any questions. Finally he organized our trip and was our guide. Perfect... So if you like to... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I climbed Chachani in May 2007. As far as I remember I used Carlos Zarate guides or at least one of the Zarate brothers was the guide so I felt in safe hands. Equipment was reasonable. The climb itself is tough but worth it. Our group was small, just two other climbers - a nice young couple from the US.... More 

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Monterrey, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Having done quite a lot of downhill biking, I was already expecting it not to be to great. Your ride up in a car on a dirt "logging" road and once you reach around 4500mts. you start the descend down THE SAME ROAD. You definitely get some nice views of the Misty Volcano but that is about it. The bikes... More 

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1 Thank ABelden90
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

I went trekking to the summit of this volcano with Wayki Tours who's office is located on Calle Jerusalem (can't remember the street number). We were a group of five and one guide named Gary. He was an excellent guide and all which had been promised was delivered. I will highly recommend this trek (but remember a lot of warm... More 

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Cheboksary, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

It is puzzling why people climb Mt Misty, which is just under 6000 m more than Chachani, which is just over. Well that was in my bucket list - to climb above 6000 m. Thanks to Chachani I've done it and it was beautiful! The car dropped me off at 5000 m (btw it was hard to find an agency... More 

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Courbevoie, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

First thing to know, almost all agencies in town book a tour with Quechua Explorer, the one with bad reviews (see below) 1- My guide was not Ivan, the manager of Quechua Explorer and who is described as rude. But Ivan was the guide of the second group and during two days, he was patient, friendly, helpful so I cannot... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

People skip this area but I thought it was one of the best places to visit. Beautiful views from Arequipa. Worth the trip for the beauty.

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bangalore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

There is a lot of talk about the Andean mountain range and among that is the talk about Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. Such a beautiful view of the volcanic mountains and below that you see a river stream with the inca terraces. Get here really early so that there are not tourists and hustling.

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Bern, Switzerland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

first of all, the Chachani Volcano is probably as easy as it get to climb a mountain over 6000m, but the way up there is actually quiet boring. The view on top is spectacular. this opinion is about Quechua Explorer the tour agency, which conveniently for them, does not have its own tripadvisor webpage. So much went wrong with them,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

You must go; you need to go! Then when you go, you will never want to get out. This place is a lovely place where love and beauty meet. You can go with your family, friends or alone but the best way to go; here is to go with your best half. It's just simply beautiful.

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