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Address: Calle Zela 209 - Arequipa, 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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Tough !!!

We climbed to 6000 m left base no at 2am after sleeping in tents from 6pm o 1am it was freezing ! The climb was very tough but great views at top.

Reviewed 4 days ago
nicola r
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We climbed to 6000 m left base no at 2am after sleeping in tents from 6pm o 1am it was freezing ! The climb was very tough but great views at top.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

they did a great job with their guide. never was in danger or felt unsafe. he gave us a lot of tips and time to climb the chachani. -> my recomendation to go to chachani in 2 days -> with waiky adventures. you can leave your stuff in the office for 2 days - no problem and safe. the equipment... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Okay so long story short - Chachani is much more difficult than the tour operators tell you, especially in the wet season (we went in Feb). We went with Wayki and I'll explain our experiences below as well as why we say it is harder than expected: 1. The altitude: the transport takes you to 4900 and then you sleep... More 

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Winthrop, Washington
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

What a stunning backdrop to the city. Our first days it was obscured by clouds, then there it was. Stunning

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Norwich
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was an en-route stop for us, not a trek or climb. There's no need to climb to the summit to enjoy a visit to Chachani, this was therefore for the views so there were no undue physical demands. Whatever your reason to visit it's spectacular!

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1 Thank FGHOB
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Reviewed 21 October 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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3 Thank Lila-Allemagne
Emerald, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 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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Reviewed 8 July 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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Reviewed 16 June 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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Reviewed 6 June 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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