Living culture, nature and adventure

Climbing Chachani

Day 1:
We will pick you up at 8:30 am at your hotel and about two hours later we are going to start with the hike at an elevation of 5'200 m. After two hours of walking we reach the base camp, which is about 5'400 meters over sea. There we start to set up our tents and walk up to the pass aboce (another 120 meters higher) to get acclimatized to the altitude. The temperatures range from +5 to -15 degrees Celsuis.

Day 2:

We start to climp up to the summit at 2:30 am after a warming cup of coca tea. We climb up to the first pass, cross the north face of Angel (usually snow-covered), from where the city of Arequipa can be seen. Afterwards we ascend the south face of Fatima, cross another short strech of snow and are going to make the final climb up tp the summit of Chachani. The ascent takes 5-6 hours, and the descent back to base camp around 2-3 hours. We will leave most of our equipment at the base camp and only take a light pack to climb up the volcano. After we arrive back at the base camp, we will pack up our belongings and descent back to where we startet our walk the day before, where the transportation is waiting for us. 

We are going to be back in Arequipa between 2:00 and 3:00 pm.


Private Tour (1 Person) = 310 USD

Group Tour (2-6 Persons) = 170 USD per Person


  • Experienced guide
  • Tents, mattresses, cooking equipment, sleeping bag etc.
  • Pick up and drop off to your hotel and transport to and from the base of the mountain
  • Meals while trekking (1 dinner, 1 breakfast)

Please note that you have to carry the equipement by yourself.

If you do not want to carry the equipemnt, you can book a carrier (Please contact the angency to ask for the price).

Not Included:

  • personal clothes such as pants, jackets, etc (these items can be hired in Arequipa at an additional cost)
  • Breakfast in Arequipa before leaving for the mountain, lunches
  • Water, chocolate, snacks etc.

What to Bring:

  • Specialist trekking or climbing pack
  • Synthetic or leather boots with strong sole
  • Sleeping bag rated to at least -5 degrees Celsius
  • Layers of synthetic thermal or merino wool, preferably lightweight, at least some long-sleeved
  • Fleece or soft shell jacket
  • Gore-tex or equivalent jacket
  • Thermal or merino long underwear
  • Trekking pants, preferably wind resistant (eg, soft shell)
  • Thick socks, preferably wool (liner socks are useful to help avoid blisters)
  • Woolly hat
  • Liner gloves and outer gloves (ski gloves are ok)
  • Cap or hat, preferably broad-brimmed, good quality sunglasses, and suncream
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • First-aid kit including blister plasters, bandage, scissors, altitude sickness pills (consult a trvel medicine specialist about these)
  • At least 5 litres of water, chocolates, sweets, snacks, etc (something salty is good for replacing minerals lost through sweating, and loose sweets are good for maintaining energy while climbing)