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2-day climb to Pichu Pichu volcano, Arequipa

Join Carlos, an UIAGM certified guide, on this intriguing adventure to visit Pichu Pichu. This colossal peak holds great importance for the region. Discover why on this trip!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodApr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Skill LevelIntermediate
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripPrivate and Group

Highlights

  • Visit Pichu Pichu with a team of local experts

  • Get the best views of an ancient incan sacrifice platform

  • Discover the importance of this peak for the locals and their past

Description

Follow me on this mountaineering adventure to explore Pichu Pichu (5,664 m). Get ready, as Pichu Pichu is a very special mountain, that was very important for the Inca civilization. It still holds great importance amongst the local inhabitants, and for the peruvian culture.

During the Inca civilization, this magnificent peak was revered, and from its summit different human sacrifices were performed. On 1965, the skull of a girl, alongside with different gold, silver and ceramic items were found in the mountain. And some years later, in 1986, an archaeological expedition, accompanied by some of our guides and assistants, found more objects of great importances, with the mommy of a child.

On our first day, we’ll depart towards the Laguna Salinas lagoon (4,300m), that is brimming with different migrating birds certain months of the year. So we might encounter flamingos, ducks, andean seagulls. We could also see llamas and alpacas. Or we may even run into a wild pack of vicunas or guanacos. Then we’ll drive close to base camp, where we’ll take a short walk to reach it.

Day two will be when we reach the summit of Coronado Cumbre (5,664 m), a stunning viewpoint of all the Volcanic Mountain Range. From there, we’ll also be able to appreciate the ancient incan platform in which the sacrifices were conducted. After taking in the beautiful sceneries, we’ll return to our vehicle and head back to Arequipa. And, on the way there, we’ll visit the town of Chinguata to learn more about the local culture.

This is an easy trip, if you want to explore the mountains in Peru. You only require good previous acclimatization and being up for the trek. So just send me a request and let me guide you across this wonderful place.

I also guide this 2-day Colca Canyon Trek in Arequipa, Peru that you can check out.

 

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Camping

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I recommend to bring the following items: sleeping bag, comfortable clothing and shoes, gloves, hat, a small backpack for your personal belongings, sunglasses, trekking poles, a water bottle (at least 3 liters), a small flashlight

Meeting point

Arequipa

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About the guide

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IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Perú.

I am an Official Mountain Guide with UIAGM certification, I am 35 years old as a guide, and I work in the Peruvian Andes. I am a specialist in organizing Mountain and Trekking expeditions in the Cordillera Blanca, Volcanic Cordillera and Cordillera of Vilcanota. I am part of a family of guides dedicated to guide in the area of Huaraz, Cusco and Arequipa; to take care of our clients we have organized a family company specialized in Adventure Tourism, we have customized packages and programs for groups of friends or clubs; we have logistics equipment of very good quality for mountain and trekking. We also offer mountain bike programs.


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