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Climbing snow-capped coropuna volcano

3 - 4 days / 2 - 3 nights

 

Coropuna Volcano is considered the highest volcano in Peru.

COROPUNA 6425 meters, (20922 ft) this is one of the few glaciers and also volcanoes together that is found in the region of Arequipa. We recommend climbing this mountain in 3-4 days; our car will take us to 4800 meters (15748.031 ft). The Coropuna Volcano is considered the highest volcano in Peru.
The snow-capped Coropuna Volcano has an enormous water reservation stored in enormous blocks of ice and snow due to its high altitude; it is considered to be a glacier. And in the period of the Incas it was considered the most sacred mountain in the south of Peru.

CLIMBING SNOW-CAPPED COROPUNA VOLCANO:
Duration of the tour: 3-4 days
Difficulty                  : Moderate
Altitude in feet         : 20922 ft (this is the highest volcano in Arequipa)
Location                  : South Western mountain range of Western Peru, 95 miles (150 km) from the City of Arequipa
Volcanic state: Dormant
Type of volcano: Stratum complex volcano To climb Coropuna volcano you have 2 options:

 

CLIMBING TOUR COROPUNA MOUNTAIN PROGRAM First option by private car:
day 1

We will travel in the morning from the City of Arequipa in the direction of Cotahuasi Canyon duration of 8 hours, until we arrive at Pallarcocha Lagoon located at 4800. (15748.031 ft) we will camp at the side of the lagoon.

The Pallarcocha lagoon offers us a surprising sight as it is situated at the foot of the snow-capped Coropuna Volcano. Here you have the change to appreciate the nature, birds and take photos.

Important: On our ascents and climb we will include a porter.
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.
For each four (4) customers we add an assistent guide.

day 2

After breakfast we will begin our ascent until 5200 meters of altitude (17060.367 ft).

It is important to know that this day we will do some small walks around our camp to get more acclimatized to the height, to prepare ourselves to attack the summit the following day.

day 3

After breakfast we will begin our ascent at 3 in the morning in order to reach the summit in 6 hours.
After we arrive at the summit of the snow-capped Coropuna Volcano 6425 meters, we will descent to the Pallarcocha Lagoon in 3 hours.
Our journey to return to the City of Arequipa will take 8 hours.

 
CLIMBING TOUR COROPUNA MOUNTAIN PROGRAM Second option by local bus:
day 1

We will leave from the City of Arequipa at 15.00 and we will travel by local bus and pass the villages of Aplao and Chuquibamba and we will leave the bus at an altitude of the Pallarcocha Lagoon, and trek towards the Pallarcocha Lagoon. Where we will camp at 4200 meters, we will arrive here at approximately 23:00.

day 2

We will begin our ascent of the snow-capped Coropuna Volcano at 8.00 until we reach the first base camp situated at 5200 m.h.s.l, this day we will walk approximately 4 hours.

day 3

After breakfast, we will leave early at 2.00 am and we will walk until the summit a duration of 5 hours, until we arrive at 6425 meters of altitude (the summit) the same day we will make our descent a duration of 3 hours to the first base camp at 4200 meters of altitude.

day 4

We will return to the City of Arequipa by local bus.

day 5

We will arrive in the City of Arequipa at 3 am and you will be transferred to your hotel.

The climbing tour towards the volcanoes in the region of Arequipa are organized bearing in mind of quality standards, and safety.

Remember that to be able to do an ascent at altitude a sufficient acclimatization is needed. In all of our programs of ascent up the volcanoes and snow-capped mountains in Arequipa, we assume that, our clients have given themselves sufficient time to acclimatize before the trek. Nevertheless if you are not acclimated to the altitude, you must consult with us about the ascents for every snow-capped mountain or volcano trek.

Our goal is not only to sell climbing tours, our goal is that our clients arrive at the summit of the volcanoes and snow capped peaks on the climbing tours. In order to do this it is necessary at the time of the consultation for the climbing tour, that you tell us if you are acclimatized to the altitude.

If already you are acclimatized we can do the ascent and follow the program and you can. And if not, it does not matter, we can add one or two more days to the same program. If you do not have a lot of experience we recommend to you to do an ascent in private service and the guide will be able to take you up to the summit slowly to the suit your rhythm.

The programs on our website about ascent are only programs, as these can be adapted to the physical experience and acclimatization of each of our clients.

Our guides are trained and qualified in the High Mountain School in the region of Huaraz.

 
included
  • Mountain guide English Speaking Guide
  • Private transport or Public bus
  • Camping Equipment (Tents and mattress)
  • Climbing gear (Crampons, ice axe and rope)
  • Meals on the Mountain
  • Oxygen bottle (in the 4x4)
  • First aid kit
  • Communication system
  • includes government sales tax (19% as known IGV)
not included
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC
price
  • By local bus:
  • By private transport:
what to bring?
  • Backpack 70Lt minimum
  • 9Lt of water per person, minimum
  • personal first aid kit
  • Walking sticks or poles
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hired from our office for US$5 per day)
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December - April)
  • Strong comfortable and waterproof boots
  • One complete change of clothing
  • Sweater and thermal pants and every thing you can have to be warm
  • Flashlight
  • Hat or cap
aditional information

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.

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.

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.

  • 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.
  • Observations:

    On our ascents and climb we will include a porter.
    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.
    For each four (4) customers we add an assistent guide.

  • 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
 
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III Medium

Ampato

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Hualca hualca

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Volcan sabancaya

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II Easy

Coropuna

6425 m

4 days

III Moderate

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5672 m

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I Easy

Pichu pichu

5664 m

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III Easy

mismi (source of the amazon)

5597 m

3 - 4 days

III Easy

quehuisha (source of the amazon)

5375 m

3 - 4 days

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