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This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above...

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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Easiest 6000 m climb in the world. Sort of...

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Evgeny V
Cheboksary, Russia
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Cheboksary, Russia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New Jersey
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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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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.

Thank haffyfeet
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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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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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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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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