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Chachani

Calle Zela 209 - Arequipa | Next to Plaza San Francisco - Downtown, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Brilliant guides, Poor experience with office agency

First of all, the experience was great. It is an easy way to tick off 6000m from your bucket list... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
scotland94
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Waikyadventours

We just got back from hiking Chachani with waikyadventours a couple of days ago. The initial plan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JaJann
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Berlin, Germany
via mobile
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This large extinct volcano, 6,057 meters in height, rises above Arequipa in southern Peru and is a popular site for climbers.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“base camp” (20 reviews)
“warm clothes” (5 reviews)
“sleeping bag” (5 reviews)
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Calle Zela 209 - Arequipa | Next to Plaza San Francisco - Downtown, Arequipa 04000, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago

First of all, the experience was great. It is an easy way to tick off 6000m from your bucket list. The climb itself is not techniqual and only requires crampons for the last few hundreds meters meaning any novice, of decent fitness, can make it...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We just got back from hiking Chachani with waikyadventours a couple of days ago. The initial plan was to do the mountain in one day to skip sleeping in base camp but when we got to waiky they told us there was a group going...More

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Reviewed 30 January 2018

Short summary: - pick up delay was 5 (FIVE) HOURS; - unprofessional guide; - guide wasn't maintaining the pase suitable for us; - guide had neither emergency tent nor first aid; - guide lied about the timing and distances. We booked a private tour with...More

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Reviewed 30 November 2017

We spend 2 days to get to the top of this mountain we buy our tour with Selern Expediciones at the 402 of Jerusalen street. They provide us with all the mountain equipment which we need for such a experience and work with professional mountain...More

1  Thank selern
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Reviewed 3 November 2017

I was picked up at my hostel at 8.30. From there we went to the office to check the equipment and meet the guide and driver. From the office, it's a 3 hour drive in a 4x4 to the dropoff point (2 hours on regular...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We decided to make the Chachani in one day with a private guide by waiky tours. One day tour obviously is only possible with private guide. We decided to do the one day tour because in the two day tour you have to carry more...More

1  Thank Marius H
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Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

It was my second time in Arequipa and my second time on Chachani. It is by far the easiest 6000m summit you can do. As on the first time i wanted to do it without a tourgroup. Therefor you need a transport to the starting...More

Thank Nocholas
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I have reached the summit of Chachani on a 2 day trip from Arequipa. It was not easy to organise it, as most people aim for El Misti. Still, I managed after 3 tourist shops merged clients and a group was established. We had a...More

Thank Piotr Maciej K
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Gary our guide was great as everyone else here has mentioned. There was a point near the top of the Northern Scree Route (that we took) where the group felt a little uncomfortable traversing a gravelly slope overlooking a 1k ft+ slide. But the guides...More

1  Thank 89Nomad89
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Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Chachani mountains sit behind Arequipa and are beautiful. If you choose you can hike them as well. We didn't have time for the hike but we wish we had.

1  Thank CGin23
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