The South of Peru is a volcanic range. Ski programs are lighter than in the North and the weather also is better. Also Arequipa is very interesting from an historical and cultural point of view. It is scenic, the typical picture that people have from Peru : we can observe all species of lamas, ladies with traditional skirts, culture terraces of the Incas, cultures of quinoa, corn, etc. The South is the Altiplano. We will see colonial villages like Chivay. From a sport point of view, it is easier to summit the 6000’s than in the North.
– Day 1 – Arequipa
1 night in Arequipa. Acclimatization.
– Day 2 – Chivay
The we stay 1 night in Chivay. We go to base camp of Cañon del Colca. We can see condors there. Also we can enjoy typical restaurants from Peru. It is a conventional tourist area.
– Day 3 to 4 – Hualca Hualca Volcano (6025m)
From here we use our skis. We sleep in the base camp. We climb, descend in one day and we go back to Chivay.
– Day 5 to 6 – Lapato
Then we go to Lapato. We get to base camp by car. We climb, descend in one day and we go back to Arequipa.
– Day 7 to 8 – Chachani (6057m)
We get to base camp by car. We climb, descend in one day and we go back to Arequipa.