Carlos Zárate Adventures

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Arequipa , Peru
Santa Catalina 204
Oficina 3
+51 54 20 2461
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This company was founded in 1954 by Carlos Zárate, the great-grandfather of climbing in Arequipa. One of his sons, Miguel, was responsible, along with archaeologists for unearthing Juanita ‘the Ice Maiden’ atop Mt Ampato in 1995. Another son, Carlos Zárate Flores, also an experienced guide, runs this highly professional outfit. Zárate’s guides generally speak Spanish or English, but are available in French when prearranged. The company offers all manner of treks, and climbs all the local peaks with prices varying depending on group size and method of transportation; they charge around S250 per person for a group of four to climb El Misti, and S365 for a three-day trek in the Cañón del Colca with private transport. They also rent all kinds of gear to independent climbers and hikers including ice axes, crampons and hiking boots.