Duration: 2 Days / 1 Night
Accommodation: Mountain Tents
This climbing to the summit is non-technical and can be attempted by inexperienced climbers; climb to Chachani is popular with 1 or 2 day guided trip to the summit, though the altitude is considered challenging for those who are not fully acclimatized.
At 8AM, your certified mountain guide will meet at your hotel and you will drive for about 3 hours in our 4WD vehicle. Once arrived at backside of Chachani at the place called Pampas Cañahuas (part of the national reserve of Aguada Blanca and Salinas), where it is possible to observe wonderful animals called Vicuñas, Guanacos, Eagles, Viscachas, Deer, Andean foxes and sometimes Condors if you are lucky.
You will start the hike at 5100m, the first part of the hike is very gradual and almost flat following ancient paths in good maintenance and marked thanks to mountain guides, the second part of the hike includes some gradual uphill. After two hours of hiking carrying all your gear for camping and climbing finally arrive to the base of Chachani (5200m) - Set up the tents and have mountain lunch with spectacular view of the Andes – The base camp includes nice plateau on the north face of the mountain for almost 25 twin tents – After the sunset over the Andes you will be awarded with your dinner very rich in calories to recover energy for the next day – Lot coca tea is available on this tour, which will help you with the altitude sickness.
The day will start early at 2am or 4am with a beautiful healthy breakfast. Following breakfast you will start climbing to the summit of the volcano. Ocne your all gear, depending on the season(crampons + ice axe - Snow season only). Is verified, you will enroute to the summit.
Today will be the hardest part hiking uphill (900 meters approx.) to conquest the summit of Chachani (6075m), the hike takes about 6 hours for climbers and this vary according physical conditions and level of acclimatize to altitude of each participants – 90% of climbers get summit of Chachani even if they have headache but being awarded amazing view from the top.
The summit offer astonishing breathtaking views the mountage rage including the volcanoes of Coropuna, Ampato, Hualca Hualca, Sabancaya, Misti, Ubinas,
At mentioned time downhill hike to base camp for about 2 hours and one hour of resting and packing all the gear to get some food and then continue hiking down to find the 4WD vehicle and drive back to Arequipa (3PM) – This final journey takes around 3 hours to your hotel and end of unforgettable experience.
This tour includes:
- Certified Experienced Mountain English-Speaking guide
- Porter to carry foods and camping gear (tents & mattresses - Private Service only)
- Private four wheel drive (4x4)
- Camping Equipment (Four seasons mountain tent and mattresses)
- Slepping bags
- Cooking gear
- Climbing equipment such as crampons, ice axe and rope, only if there is snow on the top
- Meals on the Mountain (1 lunches - 1 hot dinner - 1 hot breakfast)
- Plenty of hot Coca tea
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit for the participants and our camp staff
- Communication system, guides climb with their mobile phones
- Tents and food for our camp staff
We recommend you bring: Warm clothing, 5 litres of water, snacks.