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Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

1. Pucon: Full-Day Villarrica Volcano Climb

Meet with the local partner the day before your climb for an equipment check-up and brief explanation of the hike. The next day drive 30 minutes from the center of Pucon to the base of Villarrica Volcano. From here begin the hike to the summit of one of Chile's iconic active volcanoes. The first stage will be a traditional hiking ascent, starting at 1,800 meters above sea level. Acclimatize at an easy pace. As you approach the summit glacier, start using crampons and ice axes, with the assistance and explanation from the guides. After four to five hours of climbing, reach 2,847 meters at the summit. Gaze at the middle of the crater and its impressive geological formation. See fumaroles and maybe even some lava. From here also enjoy 360-degree views of surrounding volcanos, lagoons, and forests. Spend approximately one hour at the summit and then descend in half the time it took to climb up. Combine walking and controlled snow sliding to get down. During your hike have conversations about the native peoples of the Andes, the mountains and their relationship with them, as well as topics in volcanology. Once you've reached the base, your vehicle will be waiting to return you back to the departure office in Pucon.

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We had an awesome day with our 3 Zenit Travel guides. The pace was good, they communicated well (English was no problem), they were very knowledgeable about the area. They were personable, fun and attentive - and made sure even the slowest hiker (me!) made it to the top - SO worth it!!! We went up Quetrupillán because Villarrica was closed - I think it might have been better anyway, because looking into the ice-filled caldera was awesome, as were the 360-degree views.

Great experience- incredibly warm, friendly crew who will explain everything to you to make sure you are well prepared. They supply you will the gear you need too. They are very accommodating with taking breaks, going at your speed, and they are excellent photographers. Would highly recommend you hike with these guys for a really smooth day :)

Amazing day! The views were incredible, the hike was really fun and the slide down the mountain brought back the child in us. With the very qualified and fun crew it was really a perfect day! I totally recommande

The tour was great... Because the activity of the volcano was too high, we unfortunately couldn't get to the summit... The alternative program on the glacier was great. The guides are great. We recommend

Personne accueillant et efficace et controle de sècurité nombreux

A very professional company, with a well trained, safe, friendly and informative guide who made the whole day a great experience.