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El Misti

Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa, Peru
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Ranked #3 of 36 Attractions in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

Arequipa's icon provides a stunning backdrop for photography across Arequipa centre and its surroundings...I'm going to have to do some serious culling of photos as I've taken hundreds!

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Verona, Italia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
23 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

It was our first high altitude experience. It was spectacular and moving. We decided to take the Aguada Blanca route, that is more expensive (up to 200-250 $) but quicker. The 4WD brings you to a place at 4200 mt high, from whom you have to reach the Monte Bianco Base Camp (4780 mt high) with all the necessary to... More

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Telluride, Colorado, United States
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I live at 9,000 ft and am active and healthy. I highly recommend supplemental oxygen for this trek. My hiking partner hit his death zone around 15,000 ft while I didn't hit mine till the end of the climb at 18,000 ft. My guide and I made the call turn turn back after my friend showed signs that he couldn't... More

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I got to Arequipa by bus after being in Peru for about 2 weeks. We felt that we were climatized as we had already been in high altitude days prior in cusco and Machu Picchu. We are relatively fit and hike regularly so expected this to be difficult but manageable. We went to a your company that... More

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797 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

The guides made a huge deal about this mountain, which we were looking at, not climbing. I didn't get it frankly. Much of Peru is nothing but mountains!

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Colville, Washington
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Misti is a classic cone volcano. It is very impressive and dominates the skyline. It is hard to gush about a volcano, but it looms over the city. There are two other volcanoes around the city, one of them showing some smoke.

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Hayle, United Kingdom
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297 attraction reviews
313 helpful votes 313 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Seen from our hotel we had to take a closer look. The Volcanoes surrounding this lovely city are splendid but this comes very close in grandeur to Japan's venerated Fujiyama dont you think?. Still suspect that if we lived here it would occasionally make me a little uncomfortable...............

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Manchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Physically the hardest thing I've ever done in my life, but a fantastic sense of achievement and wonderful views back over Arequipa and the volcano chain. The triangular shadow of misti over the desert below at sunrise is quite spectacular. However, cold, hard and painful. Do training and be prepared!

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New Delhi, India
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I visited Arequipa as part of my Peru trip. The city and El- Misti transform you to a different time and place. A lunar landscape. While we were in the city my friend and I made a random ill-informed unplanned resolution to scale El- Misti. The two days leading to the trek day kept us motivated, the grand views from... More

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Cusco, Peru
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The day after my 3-day Colca Canyon trip it was time for the highlight of my trip... The climb of Misti Vulcano. I booked my trip 3 days before. Everyday their are one, two or three teams of maximum 4 people who start the climb. I did this climb with a couple and the very experienced guide Aldo. The first... More

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