On the second day we'll rise very early in order to tackle the three peaks. After warming up with some hot coca tea and a replenishing breakfast we'll leave base camp behind, grabbing only our day packs and beginning the ascent to icy Angel Peak (5,825m), our fist challenge. (The amount of ice and snow on Chachani has been decreasing over time, and it doesn't have permanent ice caps or glaciers, so during certain months the crampons and ice ax might not be necessary for this day.) Once we reach the peak you'll have a breathtaking view of the White City of Arequipa from above.
We'll then continue ascending along a zigzag route, crossing the generally snowy stretch along the south face towards the second peak, Fatima (5900m). At last, the summit of Chachani will come into view and we'll begin the final climb, a 5-6 hour journey to Chachani's Summit (6080m). From the top of Chachani the region of Arequipa will unforld before us in a panorama spanning the snow-covered Coropuna, Hualca Hualca, Ubinas, and Sancaya peaks, Misti Volcano, Ubinas, the city of Arequipa and its surrounding countryside.
From base camp to the summit of Chachani we'll have trekked a total of 6-9 hours, but the descent is a mere 2-3. We'll pack up our base camp and then head down a little further to wear our 4x4 back to the city of Arequipa will be waiting for us, arriving back in Arequipa between 2:00 and 3:00pm.