Elevation

19,872 ft / 6,056 m

Prominence

6,440 ft / 1,962 m

Range

Andes

Summits

5 summits

Top climbing months

August   60%

March   20%

April   20%

Most climbed route

Normal route

"Went with Waiki tours. We were driven to the 5000m mark, then walked for 45mins with our packs to camp. Yes, I say walk rather than hike because it was pretty much flat. We then had all afternoon to rest, aclimatize, and eat. Went to bed at 5pm, but didn't succeed in sleeping. Got up at 1am, a quick bite to eat and drink, and we were off. The weather was perfect without any wind and a mostly full moon. Reached the peak after a tiring 4hrs and 15mins, just before sunrise. Spectacular sunrise and views all around. Came down to camp in 1 hour. Rested for a few hours, packed up, and went to await " - PabloBruneau, Aug 30, 2018
"Expedición Volcanoe Chachani 6085 m, Arequipa - Peru Places above 5000m are not meant for mankind but for age man has tried to see where his limits are and boldly go where no man has gone before. Chachani was our limit ! First we planned to summit the 6200 high Amparo where they found the frozen princess Juanita but it would take too long to get to the foot of the mountain from Arequipa. Chachani was perfect and it would be a challenge for the beast to get to basecamp at 5000 m. But he reached it without blood or tears, or should I say oil or smoke. For us on the other hand, it wasn’t all so " - cvandaele, Mar 7, 2010
"when finished there should have been a jeep waiting for us at the base of the mountain. NOBODY was there! next day we had to take our plane home, so we crossed the plain which was much bigger than we thought it was to catch up wit the small road we saw from up there, and started asking the few cars that drove by if they could take us whith them towards Arequipa. We were lucky!" - tonyup, Apr 19, 2001

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