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. See El Misti and all Arequipa has to offer by arranging your trip with our Arequipa trip maker tool .
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  • The Misti is probably the highlight in the surroundings of Arequipa. Nothing dominates the cityscape as much as this 5800 m high giant. With its ideal conical shape, he is recognizable even from a distance and points the way to the city one. Anywhere from the city offer great views of the silhouette of the mountain. To climb it nothing is supposedly on a 3 day trip possible for inexperienced rather. Unfortunately we had not enough time to do this, would doing however during a further visit in any case!
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  • The volcano looks impressive, I had the opportunity to see it from the airport, you can take beautiful pictures.
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  • One of three mountains visible from Arequipa Misti is in the middle of ghe three anx while not the largest is visible from all locations in and sround Arequipa  more »

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Most accommodations in Arequipa cluster on the east side of the Chili River. The historical center offers the best selection of options, with plenty of budget hostels and mid-range hotels scattered throughout its streets. For something quieter, look north to the neighborhoods of Zemanat and San Jacinto. If you're looking for a suburban experience, stay in the western neighborhood of Yanahuara.
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