Climbing Mismi: Amazon spring
Village of Tuti (3,900 metres) to the quebrada de Aquenta (4,600 metres), where we make camp.
From Aquenta to the quebrada de Carhuasanta (4,700 metres) where we make base camp, a trek of approximately 4 hours.
From the base camp we head to Manantial, the source of the Amazon, a trek of about one hour. From there we continue to the peak of Nevado Misi (5,597 metres), another 3 hours trek, and later return to Base Camp.
We return to the village of Tuti, and from there to Chivay and Arequipa. There's also the option of making the return journey in 4WD.
Alternative Routes: It's also possible to leave from the village of Coporaque (4 days) or leave from Tuti and take a shorter route, making the trip in two days. With a 4WD, the mountain and the source of the Amazon can even be done within one day, depending on the visitor's acclimatisation to the altitude.
Price per person, based on a tour for at least 2 persons
-Tents, mattresses, cooking equipment, etc.
-Accommodation in Chivay as required
-Pick up and drop off to your hotel and 4WD transport to and from base camp
-All meals while trekking
Please note that you have to carry the equipement by yourself.
If you do not want to carry the equipemnt, you can book a carrier (Please contact the angency to ask for the price).
-Standard equipment such as sleeping bag, jacket, etc (these items can be hired in Arequipa at an additional cost)
-Breakfast in Arequipa before leaving for the mountain
-Water, chocolate, snacks etc.
What to Bring:
-Specialist trekking or climbing pack
-Synthetic or leather boots with strong sole
-Sleeping bag rated to at least -5 degrees Celsius
-Layers of synthetic thermal or merino wool, preferably lightweight, at least some long-sleeved
-Fleece or soft shell jacket
-Gore-tex or equivalent jacket
-Down or synthetic fill jacket (for wearing around camp and possibly at rest stops or the summit)
-Thermal or merino long underwear
-Trekking pants, preferably wind resistant (eg, soft shell pants)
-Thick socks, preferably wool (liner socks are useful to help avoid blisters)
-Liner gloves and outer gloves (ski gloves are ok)
-Cap or hat, preferably broad-brimmed, good quality sunglasses, and suncream
-Headlamp with spare batteries
-First-aid kit including blister plasters, bandage, scissors, altitude sickness pills (consult a travel medicine specialist about these)
-At least 4 litres of water, chocolates, sweets, snacks, etc (something salty is good for replacing minerals lost through sweating, and loose sweets are good fpr maintaing energy while climbing)