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Chachani Volcano
The active Chachani Volcano, near Arequipa in southern Peru, is known amongst the climbing set as one of the world’s easiest 20,000-foot (6,075-meter) climbs. Still, reaching the summit is considered an intermediate to challenging two-day climb. At the top, marvel at the sight of the Pacific Ocean and the spectacular Andes mountainscape.

The Basics
Reaching the summit of Chachani Volcano is within reach of most climbers, but proper altitude acclimatization and being in good physical condition are musts. A typical guided tour helps travelers reach the summit in two days. Tours might start with a 4x4 ride to the base to prepare for an initial climb and camp set-up. A five- or six hour-hike to the top on the second day offers a panoramic vista. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Those climbing Chachani Volcano must be comfortable with the altitude and physical exertion. 
  • Climbing to the summit is not recommended for those with back problems, heart issues, or other serious medical conditions.
  • Climbing tours of the volcano usually include roundtrip hotel transport, drop-off and pickup from the trailhead, gear, entrance fees, food, and a guide. Check specific tours for details.
  • Prepare for the climb by acclimatizing in high-altitude cities such as Cuzco, La Paz, Chivay, or Puno.
  • Temperatures can drop to zero at night; come prepared with proper clothing and gear.

How to Get There
Chachani Volcano is just north of the city of Arequipa, easily reached by a short flight from either Lima or Cusco. Tours may include hotel pickup and drop-off. If self-driving, it is possible to reach base camp where parking is available.

When to Get There
The optimal months to climb are from May to July when the weather is most pleasant. Rain and cloud cover are most likely during summer, from January to March. With low precipitation year-round and minimal temperature differences throughout the year, there is no permanent snowcap or ice. 

From the Mountain to the White City
The Quechua people consider Chachani as one of the great spiritual protectors of Arequipa city.  For many centuries, sillar—bright white volcanic stone—has been extracted from the mountain’s elevated slopes to build the city’s stunning churches and colonial houses, giving Arequipa the nickname, The White City.
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Recent Reviews from Experiences in Arequipa

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Special place, great tour, superb guide (Sandra) and driver (Mr Joel)
edwardpereira2019
, Jul 2019
This tour was excellent overall, and accommodation exceeded our expectations, electric blankets on the beds, hammocks in the yard, and great spots to read a book or take in a steaming volcano on the horizon and all of the farmed terraces in between. The tour vehicle was spacious, clean and comfortable. The driver was conscientious and pleasant, always with passenger experience in mind. the tour guide was excellent, so knowledgeable of the region because she was born and raised here in the Colca valley. The education piece of her tour was a real highlight. Of course, the Andean Condor was a close second. Our tour included park fees and made the experience all the more worry free. The two big meals in the valley during the tour were both enjoyable and educational. One last highlight was sighting so many vucuña, and even Guanacos, mostly on the backside of Chachani and Misti volcanoes. Overall, we were very pleased with this tour, and especially pleased with the way that our tour hosts helped us address the effects of the high altitude, which maxed at about 4910m. It was fantastic to go through this unique experience.

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