Summit: 6.075 m/19.925 ft Difficulty: Easy (F) Duration: 2 days
It is safe to say that the Chachani Vulcano (6.075 m/19.925 ft) is the easiest 6000er of Peru and it surely is one of the easiest on Earth. During the last years it has had only a couple of weeks of snow on its summit during the off-season (Febuary/March) so it is highly unlikely you will need crampons, ice picks and you won't need to be roped on. Careful though: becuause Arequipa is only at approx. 2.300 m/7.545 ft and the high camp at 5.000 m/16.400 ft, proper previous acclimatization is necessary.
DAY PER DAY
Pick up from your hotel at 8 AM. After approx. 3 hours in a 4x4 you will reach the trail start at 4.200 m/13.775 ft from where you will walk 2-3 hours towards the high camp at 5.000 m/16.400 ft. There tents will be set up, evening meal cooked and you will go to sleep rather early to get some rest in before the early departure at night.
You will be woken up at 3 AM and after a quick breakfast will start hiking. After approx. 6-7 hours you will reach the summit at 6.075 m/19.930 ft. After some summit pictures and a short break we start descending toward the high camp and trail start where our vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Arequipa.
Transport with 4x4
Tent and mattress
If necessary: crampons & ice picks.
Food and a porter to carry the water for cooking (approx. 2 liter) and your personal water (approx. 4 liter).
Personal mountain equipment such as sleeping bag, trekking shoes, rain/wind jacket/pants, hat, gloves, sunglasses etc.