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Address: , Arequipa, Peru
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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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The volcano history....

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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bangalore
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 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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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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62 reviews
45 attraction reviews
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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Granada Department, Nicaragua
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I did the Chachani - Hike a few days ago with the company Quechua Exploring. Our guide Ivan (he is also the owner of the agency) merely took his job serious, picked favourites among the group and insulted us and lied to us various times for no reason. He also tried to destroy our motivation, telling us various times that... More 

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Arequipa, Peru
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 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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