The highest volcano of Arequipa and the third summit of Peru, after Huascaran and Yerupaja, its glacier mass are bigger than Huascaran bulk, its 4 summits surpass 6000 meters, the first person who climbed this mountain was Hiram Bingham in 1911, and it is located in Condesuyos province.
Departure of Arequipa following the road that unites Arequipa and Cotahuasi (9 hrs.), towards the place denominated Pallarcocha, to 270 km from Arequipa, where we will install the first camping close to border Pallarcocha lagoon (4700 m.a.s.l.)
The ascent begins, passing the sand circus (5100 meters) , in that place we can encamp, continue with our trip, we’ll pass by a rotted glacier, several cracks cross, we continue raising by the edge until 6000 meters, where we’ll install the camping in 10 hours.
We’ll attack summit early in the morning; passing some cracks, we’ll return by the same way towards base camping, after we’ll return Arequipa city immediately.
Classification : Moderate, difficult
Minimum altitude : 4800m
Maximum altitude : 6425m.
TIME TO THIS ACTIVITY
The best time to climb on this region is between April and September, that is, during the Andean summer. During the rest of the year, it is also possible to climb them, but it is more likely to have some bad weather. The rescue police see for the safety of all mountaineers in the region.
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Transfer from the bus station to your selected hotel.
- Pick you up from your hotel and private transport in Arequipa to get to the starting point of the activity (round trip)
- Official mountain guide
- All meals during the activity.
- Two-person tents, kitchen and dining tent, and all necessary implements
- Entry fee
- Mountain equipment.
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?
- Personal equipment ( Sleeping Bag, warm Clothing)
NOTE: If you don't have the complete equipment, in Arequipa you can rent out any mountain gear items you may need.
MINIMUM : 2 people.
MAXIMUN : 6 people, "special rate".
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