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El Misti, Arequipa
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Standing tall above the city, El Misti is visible from just about anywhere in town. The 5,822 m (19,101 ft) volcano watches over the inhabitants, but many choose to get much closer by attempting to reach the top of this active volcano. The locals recommend booking a guided trek if you’re hoping to reach the summit, as this is a difficult climb due to the need to acclimatize. Be prepared with lots of layers, hat, and gloves as the air on your way can be surprisingly chilly. You'll experience unmatched views from the top. Put El Misti on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Arequipa holiday planner.
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  • The biggest and most talked about volcano of Arequipa. You can see from various points of the city and in all the tours guides have the legend of El misti, Chachani and Pichu Pichu. It is possible to climb to the top of the volcano in a tour that lasts two days out of Arequipa, didn't do but it should be an incredible experience.
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  • One of the volcanoes of the peru....se you go to the top of the Cathedral ... the view is beautiful, and if you go to the colca Valley ... well photos look beautiful perto...as
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  • Interesting to know the history of the Misti, Chachani and the Pichu Pichu, unfortunately the Misti by climate change no longer has the amount of snow that had earlier
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