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An ascent to Chachani, the easiest 6000 meter in t

A September 2005 trip to Arequipa by pierrequiroule

Quote: We clamb up Chachani volcano close to Arequipa Peru, a relatively easy summit. The text also contains a description of La Casa de Tintin B&B in Arequipa.
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This is a fine B&B--actually the best we had in Peru. Our room was spacious, nicely decorated, and very clean, with an even cleaner bathroom. In fact, it seems that the part of the hotel where we were is quite new. Our room had a balcony with a beautiful view on the river in front and the volcanoes, which seemed to be the case of most rooms. The B&B was run by its owners, a Belgian married to a Peruvian, and both were very helpful. We paid $30 for a double room with a very good American breakfast included.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on September 30, 2005

La Casa de Tintin
San Isidro F1, Vallecito
Arequipa, Peru
(054) 284700

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We climbed Chachani in 2 days, starting from Arequipa. We took a tour at Zarate Expeditions, an agency located in Santa Catalina street, close to the main square. Tour costed $90 USD per person and included a professional guide, tent, transport, food, and drinks. We left Arequipa in the morning with a 4x4 car and drove 3 hours up to an altitude of almost 5,000 meters. We then started to hike a few hours and slept under the tent at about 5,200 meters. We woke up at dawn the next day and walked about 5 hours up to Chachani's summit, at an altitude of 6,070 meters. There was no technical difficulty and no ice, only fresh snow in the last 200 meters. Our guide told us that it was the easiest 6,000m summit...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 30, 2005

Climbing
Chachani
Arequipa, Peru