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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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Awe inspiring!

It's hard to describe the immensity of this mountain. You see it from many locations in Arequipa and it never ceases to amaze. It's very serene and beautiful. We also took a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's hard to describe the immensity of this mountain. You see it from many locations in Arequipa and it never ceases to amaze. It's very serene and beautiful. We also took a bus from Arequipa to the Colca Canyon over the pass with excellent, closer views of the mountain and were pretty blown away by it.

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Muscat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You need a guide and to be acclimatized to the altitude to go up Misti but it is worth the effort if you are that way inclined. I went with Carlos Zarate who has many years experience. He is worth contacting in Arequipa to arrange the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was considering hiking one of the volcanoes near Arequipa, and the first one I thought about was Chachani (because it is the highest). I was recommended El Misti instead by the woman in my hostel, apparently the views are better and you do get some time to acclimatise to the altitude there, as you start at 3400m instead of... More 

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Praha, Czech republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To climb it is not so difficult, as regards technical problems, even if you go without the guide. But to go down from the camp in the middle of the mountain back to car park, its it quite tricky. We lost our way and had to stay one more night in the middle of nowhere.

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

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 

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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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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.

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Vancouver, Canada
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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 

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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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.

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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