Northwest of Arequipa City stands Coropuna Mountain, an extinct volcano which rises 6,425 meters (21,079 ft) above sea level at the highest of its 6 summits. The tallest peak in the Arequipa department, Coropuna was a place of deep significance in Inca tradition, evident in the mountain's many ruins and ancient trail remnants. Some of these archeological sites can still be visited today, and make a fantastic addition to the otherwise visually stunning ascent. Though not a technically difficult climb, crampons and an ice ax will most likely be necessary during your trek, as the snow tends to be very hard and compact for most of the year. A very accessible and rewarding experience.
Location:150 km (93 miles) northwest of Arequipa city, Peru