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Coropuna

20922 ft ( 6377 m )  -   Highest volcano in Peru

Level of Difficulty: Experience moderate class III
Location: Cordillera Occidental , SW Peru, 95 miles ( 150 km ) NW of Arequipa
Lat / Long: 15.5° S, 72.6° W
Volcanic Type: Stratovolcano complex
Volcanic Status: Latent
First Ascent: Hiram Bingham & party, 1911 (probable Inca ascent, before 1500)
Leng: 4 days 3 nights

Coropuna is a permanently snow caped volcano, is the highest volcano in Peru and the mountain in south Peru at a towering 6,424 meters and is located 8 hours north of Arequipa by public transport, this mountain was once thought to be the highest mountain in South America, the American explorer Hiram Bingham was obsessed with conquering it at around the same time he stumbled across the lost city of Machu Picchu.


During the climb on the mountain it is possible to observe the indigenous fauna of the area, such as llama, guanaco, alpaca, vicugna and vizcacha, as well as scarce highland flora such as yareta, queñoa and ichu.
Mountain equipment includes crampons, ice picks and rope.  The most experienced guides do the climbing to this mountain, as it is necessary to have good knowledge of the route.  However, the ascent itself is not technical and can be attempted by any fit and acclimatized person.  For those without significant previous climbing experience, we recommend trying Misti or Chachani first and after that, Coropuna. We have two options for this mountain:

Option 1 - By public bus

Option 2 - By private car

 

 

TAYLOR MADE TRIPS

    COLCA TREK has not only these basic choices, if you like to be out of the normal trail, just let us know we can send you our secret trails, or we are ready to made with you the trip in the way, that you order to do,  if it's there any special activity you would like to do, just let me know so that immediately we can send you more details , maybe you need information about rafting, mountain biking or city biking, that we can combine to make the best tour for you, please just ask to colcatrek@gmail.com for a inmediately anwer of our guide Vlado Soto. thanks.

 

 

 

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