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Chachani

Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #8 of 34 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Mountains
Activities: Mountaineering
Description: 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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Sprockhoevel, Germany
2 reviews
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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Bottmingen, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Although we didn't make it to the top, we enjoyed every minute in the Chachani area. Seeing the Vicunas at the foot of this mountain, watching the vulcano domes and the mountain slopes colored by vulcano erruptions, camping at 5100 m altitude, climbing until the air was too thin to continue - all these are experiences we will never forget!

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Riga, Latvia
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This time we opted for a downhill, not an uphill to Chachani :). We were brought up to ~4700-4800m and did a downhill on MTBs. The driver always came after us in the jeep and adjusted to our tempo, whatever it was. The downhill was great and one could speed up in the serpentines to whatever one dared! The latter... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Great experience hiking to Chachani's summit. It was my first time above 6.000m and the ascent was very tough in the end but the scenery worth the effort. Reccomended to those who like hiking and want to try a high altitude mountain.

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Grande Prairie, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Best part was hiking with my son. Very physically demanding hike, be prepared for cold windy conditions at the top. Altitude sickness a very real issue, next time I would take meds. But what a feeling to join the 6000 m club!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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81 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Chachani is the popular volcano mountain that can be viewed from Arequipa. Photos are beautiful from different angle and timing like during sunset and when it rains, cold - you can see snow too.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

The el Misti is the real Primadonna volvano that steals the limelight. Otherwise chahchani is still a great view

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New York Mills, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

very impressive vulcano and with snow it is very beautiful, this culcano with Misti and Pichupichu makes Arequipa a unique city in the world

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London, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I climbed Chachani with my dad in September 2012. Although it's almost 6,100 meters high, it's quite an easy climb. Because you can drive almost up to 5,000 meters, and then climb the rest. We opted to stay the night at about 5,300 meters instead of doing the whole climb in one day. In hindsight, I would have probably only... More

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Kalmar, Sweden
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

We would like to do this review as informative as possible because we had a difficult time to find any good information about this climb before we did it. Hope this will help some of you out there! To begin with we would like to say that we had zero experience in climbing up to a summit before and the... More

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