Cordillera Volcanica – Misti (5825 m) & Chachani Volcanoes (6075 m)

PER-17 / 11-day trip / Grade: F


PEAKS: Misti Volcano (5825 m) – Chachani Volcano (6075 m)

Misti (5825 m) & Chachani Volcanoes (6075 m)

The “Cordillera Volcanica” is within the five major mountain range is Peru and the Southern most of them all, located close to the city of Arequipa. This range has a wide repertoire of high volcanoes, many of them with very good access to mountaineers. Due to the volcanic nature of these mountain, most of them have a conic shape and, therefore, offer high altitude ascents but not technically difficult; making them a perfect place for those who want to try high peaks for the first time or trekkers eager to get higher.

This program combines an acclimatization 3 days trek in the famous Colca Canyon, before heading out to 2 of the most iconic summits in the range: Misti Volcano (5825 m) with its perfect conic shape and Chachani volcano (6075 m), both of them demanding altitude hikes, but technically easy. These mountains are situated right above the city of Arequipa.


Day 1 Arrival in Lima, Peru
Day 2 Arequipa Full day City tour (2335 m)
Day 3 San Juan de Chuccho (2395 m)
Day 4 El Oasis (2285 m)
Day 5 Cabanaconde (3287 m) – Chivay (3635 m)
Day 6 Misti’s base camp (4100 m)
Day 7 Misti’s high camp (4800 m)
Day 8 Climb: Misti volcano (5825 m)
Day 9 Chachani’s base camp (5100 m)
Day 10 Climb: Chachani volcano (6075 m)
Day 11 Departure
Tags: Climbing, Peru, Arequipa, Colca, F, F grade, Chachani, Cordillera Volcanica, Chivay, Misti, Cruz del Condor, Colca Trek