Get ready to climb to the top of one of the most active volcanoes in Chile ! At the summit (2847m), you will enjoy a panoramic view of the different lakes and volcanoes of the region (Quetrupillán, Lanin, Llaima, Lonquimay, Sierra Nevada, Chohuenco, Osorno, Tolhuaca). Climbing the volcano is possible all year long, in winter and summer, escorted by professional guides. From June to December, it is possible to go down skiing or snowboarding (good level and physical conditions are required). This activity requires intermediate fitness, depending on the duration of the ascent which depends on the season (from 4 to 6h), on the weather conditions of the day and on the elevation gain (1050m / 1650m).
|Transport round trip||Comfortable and warm clothes|
|Full equipment||Sunglasses + Suncream|
|1 guide/3 people||Food and water|
|Entrance to the National Park||Cash (for the chairlift & tips for the guides)|
|Chairlift nº9/5......................+10 000$||From the agency : free of charge|
|Ski rando/splitboard.........+20 000$||From the base : transport cost (10 000$)|
|Ski/snowboard down......+10 000$||If you start hiking : no discount|
|Private assistant guide.........+40 000$|
|6h30||Agency||1st Check weather / get dress and prepare your backpack|
|7h||On the road to the Volcano||17km (45min)|
|8h/9h||Volcano Base||2nd check with guides|
|9h/15h max||1200m : car park : ski resort (without chairlift)||Ascent with break every 45min|
|1400m : ascent from 1200m with the chairlift nº9|
|1800m : acsent from 1400m with the chairlift nº5|
|15h||Crater||Turn around of the crater (5-15min staying at the top, according to the weather)|
|15h/18h||Volcano/return to the agency||The descent walking / tobogganing / Skiing-Snowboarding|
|Enjoy a drink or beer with the guides on the panoramic terrace|
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Booking at the agency
The ascent of the volcano depends a lot on the weather condition, that is why we advise you to come at the agency when you arrive in Pucón : thus we will see together what is the best day to do the ascent. In any case, you will have to come at the agency the day before your ascent, in the evening, to try on the equipment and revise the final details.
How to pay ?
The day before the ascension, we ask you to come to the agency at the end of the day (between 5 and 7 pm) in order to :
We stay between 5 ans 15 minutes at the edge of the crater depending on :
It is possible to go around the crater when there is little smoke and no wind, and then see 7 volcanoes (North : Tolhuaca, Lonquimqy, Llaima ; East : Quetrupillan, Lanin ; South : Mocho Choshuenco, Osorno)
|Conditions favorable||Conditions unfavorable|
|At the agency||We go to the base of the volcano to check the weather a second time.||We cancel the ascent and postpone it to the day after if the conditions are still good. No cost.|
|At the base of the volcano||we start the ascent. Middling conditions : (wind, smoke, clouds, rain, ice) : each one takes its own decision : climbing or going back to Pucón||We cancel the ascent, and you will only have to pay the price of the transport : $ 5000|
It’s possible to do the ascension all year long. Difficulty changes depending on the seasons and on the weather conditions.
|Season||Difficulty||Quantity of snow|