At 6,723 m.a.s.l, Llullaillaco Volcano is the second highest active volcano in the world. This stunning peak is located in the dry and arid Atacama Plateau, on the border between Argentina and Chile where they meet at the north in the Salta Province and the Antofagasta Region. Climb this majestic peak with one of the certified guides on Explore-Share.com: 1500+ guides, 70+ countries and more than 8000 different programs to choose from. Take a pick from our selection of Mountain Climbing trips in Llullaillaco Volcano. The mountains are calling!
The Lluillaillaco Volcano, in the north of Argentina and Chile, is a stately and remote peak where you will find unique landscapes and colors. Lluillaillaco is also the highest archeological site in the world, where Incaa remains have been discovered, making it a mysterious and ancient place to explore.
The slopes of Llullaillaco are very steep, especially at higher altitudes. At 6, 100 m, the volcano has a crater with snow and ice. Further up, at the summit, it has four lava domes. The ascent is difficult, and you will need to have mountaineering experience and a good fitness level to take on this challenge. An experienced guide will be able to help you with logistics and also provide adequate safety guidelines.
The slopes of the volcano are fairly steep, with an altitude drop of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) over only 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) horizontal distance. The slopes high up are steeper than those at lower altitudes. A crater at 6,100 metres (20,000 ft) altitude was formed early in the development of the Llullaillaco volcano. Erosion has reduced it to a plateau. This crater is filled with snow and ice. The ice shows evidence of recent geothermal heating.
The climate of Llullaillaco is very dry, cold and sunny. The average temperature is around −13 °C , and can drop to as low as −20 °C at night.
Argentine peso/ Chilean peso
You will need to arrange transport to the volcano with your guide or drive either from Salta Province in Argentina or from Antofagasta in Chile.
Argentina: +54 Chile: +56
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