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Address: Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: 959993201
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Volcanic History of the Andean Mountains

Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu have a lot of history and relevance in the Andean Mountain range. Get here really early and carry a pair of binoculars to see the mountain range... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I are currently travelling Peru and jumped at the opportunity at climbing the amazing volcano which looms above Arequipa. We got quite a lot of advice as frequent walkers but not experienced at mountaineering. We were given positive feedback from multiple agencies and were told that the most difficult thing was the altitude, not the climb itself.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu have a lot of history and relevance in the Andean Mountain range. Get here really early and carry a pair of binoculars to see the mountain range. Its breath-taking and beautiful. The Inca terraces below show how agriculture was given importance and scientifically advance the techniques were. I would not miss this at all. Must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

El Misti can be viewed in background from many of this city's historic sites. We didn't cimb or hike but enjoyed using this snow packed peak as a landmark to keep our bearings while on self tours of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This mountain is almost perfectly shaped and stands between it's two brothers overlooking Arequipa. The views are second to none.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Misti has three concentric craters. In the inner crater fumarole activity can be seen. Near the inner crater six Inca mummies and rare Inca artifacts were found in 1998 during a month-long excavation directed by archaeologists Johan Reinhard and Jose Antonio Chavez. These findings are currently stored at the Museo de Santuarios Andinos in Arequipa. There are two main climbing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is really a beautiful mountain! I didn't trek it, but you can easily do so if you're interested. This mountain has a rich history (I learned about it on a walking tour) and is very, very pretty. Find a restaurant that has a view of it and just watch it as the sun goes down!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I didn't trek it, but it casts a beautiful backdrop for the Arequipa city. Visit Katari rooftop lunch restaurant for the best views.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My second time seeing the Misti...1st time while staying in Arequipa city..sat by one of those beautiful restaurants called balcones and enjoying the view while zipping on a tea...this time was so pretty to see it more up close from traveling through the Colca Canyon...take a good camera and click away!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

the nth volcano of the area. what can we say? it's majestic and impressive! it domintaes the huge city of arequipa and it's a fantastic spot for your cameras

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Misti looks amazing when one is in the city, but I didn't go on a special tour to see the Misti. There are more volcanoes in Arequipa and one can see them on the trip to the Colca Canyon as well as on special tours.

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