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El Misti

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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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A once in a lifetime experience!

A beautiful, symetrical stratovolcano, El Mist looks as though one could reach out and touch her. But that was not the case. Eleven miles from Arequipa to the summit, all at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Magalia, California
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Magalia, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful, symetrical stratovolcano, El Mist looks as though one could reach out and touch her. But that was not the case. Eleven miles from Arequipa to the summit, all at accelerating elevation on rocks and scree make the two-day climb most challenging. The wind and cold as well as the extreme elevation contribute to the difficulty of climbing. Arrivng... More 

1 Thank gordonrlangford
Pontevedra, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

We attempted to hike the Misti with Wayki travels because their equipment was better than in other companies and it had the best reviews. When we started the hike our guide was just walking in front of us and was not really supportive.the second day when we climbed up I started to feel dizzy and sick. I finally concluded I... More 

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Torrance, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

The landmark of arequipa. You can climb it with your tour guide. Also, it is visible from many different places in arequipa. The snow on the top is wonderful.

3 Thank minimize940314
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

This is a great 2 day hike, located outside Arequpa, it is 5800 approx and it works a great mountain to climb to see how you adapt to altitutes. It is not crowded, when I hiked there was just 4 in the group including the guide, we watched a beautiful sunset on the first evening, it was a 4-5 hour... More 

3 Thank Dromid
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Not sure what to review here v as it's not somewhere you can visit unless wanting to hike it. It's visible from most places in Arequipa, and makes for some great pictures.

1 Thank Jeefer J
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This is an awe inspiring sight.always snow capped and always visible as a reminder of the history of volcanic activity and the immensity of the Andes.

1 Thank Jan N
Naarden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

A bus tour gives you the opportunity to go to spots outside the city where you can see this perfectly (what is perfect for a vulcano) shaped vulcano more fully.

1 Thank gaos
Terrebonne, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Did not climb it but met some people who did and apparently it is an amazing treck. Fom the city there are some places from where you can have great views to take good photos of the Misti and the other volcanos nearby klike the Chachani. Hope you have the chance to appreciate those views when in Arequipa.

1 Thank Michel20958
Bucaramanga, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

what a crazy experience to look from above, atop a volcano, with my sweetheart and sipping some wine, it was a challenge to get there but we did it.

1 Thank piercemontts01
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

When in Arequipa the one thing impossible to do is avoid looking up in the air to get a glimpse at this mammoth beauty of nature which is the MISTI.He stands tall&proud in the Arequipa skyline.From the Mirador in Yanahuara you catch it at it's most gorgeous . What a magnificient addition to any city.Arequipa you are so lucky!!!

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