TYPE OF SERVICE:
Private Service: Designed for those who only want to stay with the people you know for example you and your partner, only two people will be on the climbing tour. Of course this is a more expensive service.
This service is more personalized, the guide will adapt himself to your rhythm, the guide will teach you (if you would like) the small tricks of the mountain, for example, different skills of world basic ascents.
On this service, you will not climb the mountain with another client that has more or less experience than you. The guide will try to take you as far as possible up to the summit.
Our treks and climbing in mountains leave just on private service.
Example : if you are just 2 of you , you will be in the mountain : 2 customers + private guide and private porter + private transport and private driver.
If you are 3 or 4 customers is the same. and remember if you are more than 4 people we add one assitent guide.
Shared Service: This the classic service offered by the most travel agencies in Arequipa sorry but Pablo tour don´t Organise this cane of service.
This is designed for people of different nationalities on the tour, (for every 5 participants there is a guide) and is an economic service. The negative aspect of this service is that, the participants have different levels of physical Shape and experience in mountain; some customers has good physical shape, some are very good and others don´t have any experience in mountain . There are some cases where there are the people with a lot of experience who take part on a shared service trip, and at the same time in the same group there are other people who have no experience, nor a good physical shape, in our experience the people with less experience hardly ever reach the summit or never arrive to the summit.
The most travel agencies in arequipa pool their customers with other travel agencies and like this they form a group and each couple have diferent physical shape , different skills in mountain, also they receive some time diferent information abouth the same mountain.
For these reasons we prefer organise just Private service because like this you will have more advantage to arrive to the summit.
We never pool our customers with other travel companies.
The Rainy Season
The rainy season in the region of Arequipa and in the Andes from between January until March, nevertheless in the rainy season there are many sunny days and it is possible to climb.
When climbing is advisable?
It is the dry season in the Andes and in Arequipa, between the first days of March until December; however in the rainy season there are some days that it is possible to climb.
The Meal which are included:
If you are vegetarian or you have an allergy please notify us in advance in order to make the respective arrangements.
IMPORTANT: When you reserve this tour, the passenger must have travel insurance. It is an obligation to the passenger to notify us of any health problems, mental or physical at this time.
The porter will carry the following camping equipment of the customers: Tents, cooking equipment ,sleeping bags and mattresses. If you do not wish to carry your personal things like ( your personal water for the trek : 5 litres per person + personal cloths) you can hire a porter , the price is $70.00 (USD) per day.
One porter can carry maximun 15 kilos.
IMPORTANT :Before the tour:
One day before the ascent we will have a meeting in order for you to meet your mountain guide and to go through the pre – trip information; this meeting can be in your hotel or in our tour agency.
Travel report feedback Climbing Misti
Luc de Vriese, (Pablo tour`s customer)
Climbing El Misti needs proper acclimatisation to altitude as it is roughly the same altitude as Kilimandjaro.
I spent one week in the French Alps (Tignes) 2100m and climbed a summit of 3650m. This was just enough, as I had headache during the night at 4800m in the intermediate camp.
The climb via the northern route is interesting as the jeep brings you over a rough route in 3,5 hours through a nice landscape till a 4000m high dam (gives water and electricty for the city of Arequipa) and permits you to climb nicely 3 hours to the intermediate camp at 4800m (the altitude of Mont Blanc in the European Alps!)
We started early at 2 o’clock after a short breakfast following a nice track going around the base of the mountain.
When the sun showed up we were 2 hours away from the top.
The route is straitforward as it is following a clear track, so no need to be fully equipped with crampons and ice-axe : there was no snow or ice since in local wintertime the climate is extremely dry. I smelled the crater just before arriving at the top at 8h30.
The view from the top is unique : the crater with fumeroles is just at your feet and at the eastern horizon you will see the huge saltlake !
3400m lower in the west is the big city of Arequipa.
Coming down is much quicker: 3 hours is enough to get to the parking close to the dam.
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