At 8:00 AM, departure from Arequipa in a 4 wheels heading to the Misti Volcano by the Aguada Blanca route. After 3 hours of transportation during which we will cross the National Reserve, we will arrive at 4400 meters above sea level (14435 ft). There, we will start our trek with an ascent of 3h30 beginning in sand dunes to our base camp located at 4900 meters altitude (16076 ft). We will set up the camp and acclimatize to the altitude during the afternoon. Around 6:00 PM, we will enjoy the splendid colors of the sky before a starry night. Dinner, then overnight stay in a tent.
We’ll wake up around 1:00 AM to have breakfast and prepare the equipment. Then, we’ll climb during 5 or 6 hours to reach the Misti summit. During this way up, we will admire a very beautiful sunrise on the Arequipa's desert. Arrival early in the morning at the rim of the crater at 5750 meters above sea level (18865 ft)! We’ll stay there a moment to enjoy the impressive landscapes and the view on the slopes of the volcano meanwhile those who want can continue with a 45-minutes' walk to reach the Cross at the top of the Misti at 5825 meters (19111 ft)! From up there, you'll have an unforgettable panorama at 360 degrees. Then, we’ll go back down to the camp to pick up the equipment and we'll continue until the meeting point with our 4 wheels (descent about 4 hours). Return to Arequipa and arrival in the middle of the afternoon.