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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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5.0 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Fantastic trip up the volcano! Agustin sent me a whatsapp the day before the trip confirming all of the details. Everything was very well organized. We met in the center of Pucon at 5:30 to get all of the equipment and packs. The actual ascent started around 7 AM, and we reached the summit at 12:30. The ski lifts previously mentioned have been out of service for some time. Our two mountain guides spoke good English and were incredibly friendly and helpful throughout. The whole experience was like nothing I’ve done before. Would absolutely recommend to anyone interested and physically able to do it!

Great company with lots of experience, unfortunately couldn't hike clear to the top due to activity of volcano but great experience overall. Guides were great and knowledgeable made everyone feel comfortable. Weather was a bit rough and cloudy but no one can control that, still glad we went. Great activity.

Did the villarica volcano tour with the guides from this agency and it's an absolute must-do! The agency is well organised and always available for communication. The guides were the absolute best, it's not often you find people that are genuinely this nice and patient but also passionate about their work!

The weather was bad. Too much wind. They thoroughly discussed the matter with us with full transparety and respect and gave us multiple alternatives. Although we did not have the villarrica mountain tour at the end, their treatment was amazing.

Very nice guides throughout the journey, 100% recommended