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Address: Arequipa, Peru
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This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa in...

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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A quite easy 6000er

When you reach the summit,you can enjoy amazing views on Arequipa, El Misti, Pichu Pichu and all other volcanoes around (even Coropuna, Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca, .. ). Of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 20, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

When you reach the summit,you can enjoy amazing views on Arequipa, El Misti, Pichu Pichu and all other volcanoes around (even Coropuna, Ampato, Sabancaya, Hualca Hualca, .. ). Of course you can also claim that you've reached the golden 6000 height ! And this without any technical difficulties (no snow at the end of the dry season). But one should... More 

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Emerald, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016

We did the trek to the summit of Chachani with Waiki tours. They were the only company we could find in our price range (~300 soles) and we were quite happy with the experience, yet we heard from others that did it a few days earlier that didn't have the best experience (altitude sickness and also poor gloves). We were... More 

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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

Chachani's elevation exceeds 6000 meters. It can be climbed with experienced tour guides if your party is n excellent condition and had acclimitized to the alpine elevation. Tour guides will provide most equipment but not food and water. BTW be sure to take a minimum of 5 litres of water. Achieving the upward climb of several peaks will lead you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Chachani is beautiful and challenging but don't go with Waiki tours! Their equipment is horrible-tent door wouldn't close all the way and the sleeping bags were useless in the cold (-10). The 6 hour hike only took us 5 hours because the guides were relentless-not letting us stop to rest and enjoy the views of the sun coming up. After... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2016

One of the volcanoes that surround arequipa city! It is visible from santa catalina monastery. The snow on the top is magical

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is a central range which is breathtaking in its magnificence. The history linked with this range telling of Inca and Pre Inca lives adds to the landscape.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

Beautiful views, mountain/ volcano where "Juanita" was discovered/ found. Seen from different angles, it dominates the landscape.

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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Climbing a >6000 meters high mountain sounds difficult. Not so, say the travel agents. Go climb Chachani, easy walking all the way to the summit. Well, you walk to the summit, that's correct. But it's not as easy as it might sound out of the mouth of a travel agent. So you should bring a certain degree of fitness and... More 

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Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2016

We were looking for a really reliable tour/guide to climb mount chachani in one day. We went to the "casa de guias" in Arequipa, knocked on the door and met a really friendly and helpful guy. He was a very experienced guide, answering any questions. Finally he organized our trip and was our guide. Perfect... So if you like to... More 

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Killarney, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2016

I climbed Chachani in May 2007. As far as I remember I used Carlos Zarate guides or at least one of the Zarate brothers was the guide so I felt in safe hands. Equipment was reasonable. The climb itself is tough but worth it. Our group was small, just two other climbers - a nice young couple from the US.... More 

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