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El Misti

Address: Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
Phone Number: 959993201
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Ranked #5 of 58 things to do in Arequipa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

I had an excellent experience with Waiky adventures when I booked a private tour with them. They were polite, professional and extremely helpful. On top of that, my guide, Roy, was incredible. He was funny, knowledgeable and a very experienced trekker. I did a previous trek in Cusco, but it genuinly does not compare to snowy Misti in low season.... More 

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Arequipa Region, Peru
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37 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

There were times when the sunset is great so you'll definitely appreciate the view! My partner were supposed to trek the Misti and we've heard it's really hard! Well, still it's Arequipa's highlight!

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Houston, Texas
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284 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Arequipa was polluted and the skies were murky on the day we visited on Dec 9th... El Misty must be a great sight on clear days but the traffic fumes killed it for us

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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264 attraction reviews
225 helpful votes 225 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Though some do climb it .It dominates Arequipas Sky line ,sat at drank sundowners in a restaurant watching the sun going down over El Misti.

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Sydney, Australia
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

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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103 helpful votes 103 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
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9 helpful votes 9 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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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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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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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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