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Chachani

Address: Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #11 of 40 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountaineering
Owner description: This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa in southern Peru and is a...
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Nature & Parks
Activities: Mountaineering
Owner 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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Arequipa Region, Peru
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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California
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1,040 attraction reviews
530 helpful votes 530 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
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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