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|Summary:The ascent of Mismi
can be done as a one-off or it can serve as a fascinating
acclimatisation expedition for those planning to go on to do
higher or tougher ascents. Mismi rises from the puna
(high paramo) on the north side of the Colca Valley &
virtually opposite the village of Chivay. The vegetation
hereabouts seems pretty lush after the arid lanscapes which
predominate to the south & west. During the expedition we'll
see typical Andean fauna, including alpaca & llama. Besides
summiting the mountain, Misti provides a secondary
objective; to visit the source of the world's greatest river
system, the Amazon, which satellite mapping has shown to be
located on the mountain's flanks.
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 1: Arequipa - Chivay: At approximately 8 am we
will head towards the Colca Valley, we will take the ancient
route that is more interesting than the current one, as the
ancient highway happens to be between two volcanoes; Misti
and Chachani and allows us to enjoy the very rich scenery.
Also there is the possibility of seeing guanacos – South
American camels which are almost extinct in Peru
After travelling for approximately 2 hours, we will arrive
at the main highway that goes to the Colca Valley. In this
area named Pampas Cañahuas will be able to see the vicuñas
that are a type of camel, they are not domesticated that
they live freely inside the Aguada Blanca and Salinas
National Reserve. .
On this part of the trip it is possible to use the bathrooms
(WC) which are situated in the area of Chasqui Pampa. We
will then continue towards the Sumbay Community at 4127
above sea level. Where there are rock paintings that date
between 5800 B.C. to 3000 A.C and it is 7 km from the main
highway and 88 km from the City of Arequipa. Here we can
find more than 500 remains of rock paintings that represent
daily activities of the epoch.
After the visit to the rock paintings we will head towards
to Tocjra Pampa where we will be able to observe different
birds such as: the guillemot, the black hibis, the Andean
duck, guayatas and Andean gulls, etc.
Next to this area we will be able to find a group of llamas
On this journey we will travel at an altitude of 4850 meters
(view point of the volcanoes) where it is possible to
appreciate the different volcanoes or as it is called in
south Peru, the Volcanic belt or ring of fire, also we can
appreciate the mountain range of the central Andes.
Then after approximately 6 hours of travel we will arrive in
the Colca Valley at the village of Chivay where we can enjoy
the thermal baths at 38 degrees of temperature or we can
visit the museum of this area.
We spend the night in tent.
Day 2: Chivay – Tuti campsite at 4700 meters: On this
day we will travel by 4x4 from 3600 meters of altitude until
4700 meters where we will find our base camp. On this trip
we will have many opportunities to stop to take photographs
of the mountains. At this time we will arrive at the base
camp and we can do some walking to help with the
We will spend the night in tents.
Day 3: travel by 4x4 until 5100 meters of altitude:
Chivay – Arequipa: After breakfast we will travel by 4x4
from our campsite (4700 meters) until 5100 meters of
altitude. From here we will walk for 2 hours until we arrive
at the origin of the Amazon River. This placed named the
origin was first visited by Michel and Jacques Coustau this
was the first scientific expedition, later the second
expedition was made by National Geographic, they confirmed
that the most remote origin of the longest and deepest river
in the world is found in the Andes in the south of Peru.
We will then walk for 2 hours to return to the 4x4 (5100
meters of altitude) and we will return to the City of
We will arrive in the City of Arequipa at approximately 5-6
- 1 Nights Lodges in Chivay
- Expert Mountain English Speaking Guide
- Oxygen and first aid kit
- Communication system
- Camping Equipment (Tent and Mattress)
- Climbing Equipment (Crampons - Ice Axe - Rope)
- Dining tent
- Porters (Meals + Equipment)
- Private four wheel drive vehicle (4 X 4)
- Meals on the Mountain.
- Alcoholics drinks
- Sleeping bag -15 Cº
- Breakfast on the first day/lunch on the last day
- Tips for guide and camp staff.
Rain Season: December to March. Some days blue sky with good
conditions to climb.
Best Time for Climb: April to November, on the rain season
same days are with good weather (blue sky) permitting to
climb this volcano. before to book your tour please see the
Advice for Climbers: To have good acclimatization, good
physical conditions and good quality winter clothes. One day
before all the climbers will have meeting with the mountain
guide at our office or in the hotel, who will give a
briefing about this climb and also you can check the quality
of the climb gear will be used on the mountain.
What You Need to Bring/Carry:
- Backpack 70Lt minimum
- Sleeping bag -15Cº (can be hired from our office for
US$4.00 per day, in Arequipa)
- Windproof jacket
- Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
- One complete change of clothing
- Sweater and thermal pants (something warm)
- 4Lt of water per person, minimum
- Flashlight and batteries
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit,
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Your personal first aid kit
- Walking sticks or poles.
Person 135 US$ . Minimum 2 people.
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