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El Misti

Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
+51 959 993 201
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Arequipa | (lies between the mountain Chachani and the volcano Pichu-Pichu, Arequipa 054, Peru
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The misti ascension can be done easily solo if you have a bit experience of trekking and have camping equipment. Here is how we did with my friend : Prepare camping equipment and take at least 5 liters of water per person. We had just...More

Thank Flouse2000
Reviewed 1 week ago

Arequipa is surrounded by three volcanoes: Misti, Chachani, and Pichu Pichu. The Misti has the best shape. Regretfully, it is losing its snowy peak day by day, because of global warming.

Thank Guido C
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

You can see this volcano from just about any part of town. It is still active and erupts during the day.

Thank JCasNYC
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I never got to climb El Misti because of medical complaint. To to view it in the early morning sun and sunset was fantastic.

Thank Nadnerb2
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This mountain/volcano is 17 kilometers from Arequipa and is visible from most of the city. Nice picture but probably not worth climbing for most.

Thank Jirecarol
Reviewed 3 July 2017

El Misti is a majestic volcano that sits right behind Arequipa overlooking the city. Its pretty awesome to just sit and gaze at. Even if you don't hike to the top you can still feel its presence.

1  Thank CCG1982
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Well worth trekking up Misti - beautiful views from the top. The last section we required crampons to get up the steep icy cap... I feel we should have been tied together as well which we weren't. Research your trekking company. When you get to...More

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The volcano itself is stunning and views from the top after the hard climb are absolutely worth it. I would absolutely recommend the climb. Waiky tours was alright. The guide, Russ, was friendly enough (limited English though after the tour being advertised as having an...More

1  Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed 11 June 2017

I wanted to climb El Misti but I was on my own in Arequipa and couldn't find a group to join. Going alone is understandably more expensive than being with a group but I went with Peru Trek, Calle Jerusalen 309 A, directly opposite the...More

2  Thank Richard312557
Reviewed 23 May 2017

There are better pictures as in May the tip is covered in a volcano. The volcanos and mountains dominate the city and the views are one of the best memories we gave of Peru.

Thank Patersontravel
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jesse h
28 September 2017|
Response from Richard312557 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Halley. I can recommend Jack at Peru Trek. His office at 309A Calle Jerusalen is opposite the entrance to the Hotel Herusalen, Calle Jerusalén 300, Arequipa, Peru. He provided me with a very competent guide and transport... More
31 May 2017|
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Response from solimana6093 | Reviewed this property |
H my name is johan , im guide you will find good price like 250soles or more depend the clas of service but this tour is in pull big group an less security, is hard to say but the group for 3 persons es for better control... More
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Kerry L
9 December 2016|
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Response from debspants | Reviewed this property |
I'd read reviews good feedback online /in country as other contributor says i.e ,info about size of groups and how many days you will take climbing - it does pay to acclimatise to altitude sickness over at least a few days... More