Climbing the volcano is possible in summer and autumn, escorted by professional guides. This activity of 7/8 hours requires intermediate fitness, due to the elevation gain (1320).
|Transport back and forth||Comfortable and warm clothes|
|Equipment ( helmet, ski poles,||3 layers on top|
|gaiters, sledge)||(t shirt, fleece and jacket)|
|1 guide/4 pax||Sunglasses UV3, suncream,|
|Entrance in the Nacional Park||lipstick|
|Insurance||Hats sun (cap)|
|Equipment optionnal : moutain shoes,||and cold (beanie & scarf)|
|gloves, backpack ,pants, jacket...||Long socks et thermic gloves|
|To eat and drink : sandwiches,|
|gas mask||energetic bars, and 1,5L of water|
|Private Guide ..........................+30 000$|
|6h30||Agency||1st Check weather / get dress and prepare your backpack|
|7h||On the road to the Volcano||40km (1h20min)|
|8h30||Volcano base||2nd check with guides|
|8h30h/17h max||Ascent||Around 2h in the native forest and then 2h or 3h of ascent with break every 45min.|
|12h30 / 13h30||Crater||Duration at the summit : 1 hour more or less, depending on the weather condition, of the group and the hour of arrival at the summit|
|17h/19h||Volcano/return to the agency||The descent walking / tobogganing depending on the season|
We advise you to : « try your chance since the first day you re in Pucon » as the weather is unpredictable.
If you want to book by email, send us the following information at (email@example.com) :
Booking at the agency The ascent of the volcano depends a lot on the weather condition, that is why we advise you to come at the agency when you arrive in Pucón : thus we will see together what is the best day to do the ascent. In any case, you will have to come at the agency the day before your ascent, in the evening, to try on the equipment and revise the final details.
How to pay ? It is possible to pay by credit card (+5% commission), debit card, or by cash. You will pay at the end of the day, once you already did the ascent : we are the only agency to proceed like this.
The day before the ascension, we ask you to come to the agency at the end of the day (+/- 7pm) in order to :
We stay between 5min and 1h at the edge of the crater depending on :
|Conditions favorables||Conditions unfavorable|
|At the agency||We go to the base of the volcano to check the weather a second time.||We cancel the ascent and postpone it to the day after if the conditions are still good. No cost.|
|At the volcano base||we start the ascent. Middling conditions : (wind, smoke, clouds, rain, ice) : each one takes its own decision : climbing or going back to Pucón||We cancel the ascent, and you will only have to pay the price of the transport : 7000$|
It is possible to do the ascent in summer. The difficulty changes depending on the weather conditions.