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Climb the stunning 6,723 m Llullaillaco Volcano in the Atacama Plateau in Andes Mountains. Explore-share.com helps you book your next Mountain Climbing trip in Llullaillaco Volcano.

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!

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What should I know about Mountain Climbing Llullaillaco Volcano?

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.[18][31] The slopes high up are steeper than those at lower altitudes.[32] A crater at 6,100 metres (20,000 ft) altitude was formed early in the development of the Llullaillaco volcano.[33] Erosion has reduced it to a plateau.[30] This crater is filled with snow and ice. The ice shows evidence of recent geothermal heating.[34]

Llullaillaco seen from space, with lava flows clearly visible.

The summit of Llullaillaco is formed by a small cone with about four associated lava domes,[30] which reach lengths of 1–3 kilometres (0.62–1.86 mi) and have abrupt walls

Why should I choose Llullaillaco Volcano for my Mountain Climbing adventure?

Climb a majestic and imposing volcano

Lluillaillaco is the second highest volcano in the world, and it stands up so gigantic and imposing that it can be seen from a distance of 189 km!

Discover the unique and colorful landscapes that surround it

The rusty reds of the arid earth of this region, that are sometimes covered in yellow shrubs, occasionally white-capped peaks and vibrant skies, make this a breathtaking location to discover.
Explore a stunning region in the Andes, and the highest archeological site in the world

Set between Chile and Argentina, Lluillaillaco is a beautiful volcano in a vibrant region of the Andes that is also the highest archeological site in the world! Hot springs surround it and a rich indigenous culture that thrives in the nearby towns is also well worth seeing.

What can I expect from the weather during my Mountain Climbing trip in Llullaillaco Volcano?

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.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Llullaillaco Volcano region?


What currency is accepted around Llullaillaco Volcano?

Argentine peso/ Chilean peso

How can I get to Llullaillaco Volcano?

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.

What's the country code for the Llullaillaco Volcano region?

Argentina: +54

Chile: +56

When is the best time to travel to Llullaillaco Volcano for Mountain Climbing?

February to September

What people are saying about Mountain Climbing | Llullaillaco Volcano



I dont know where to start. But david do not speak english, as he said and lupe from explore and share said he did. But I was thinking okay ill get to practice My spanish. But we had some trouble in communication. And there was some bad communication between david and Explorer and share so i did not get the expedition i bought. I paid My self for 3 days at hostels and hotels althoug it was included also 100 dollars extra for base camp at llullaillaco. At grand tolar david left me at gave me a local guide lorenzo also only speaking spanish but really nice and peacefull and great Guy by the way. But david said he has problems so he had to go. When i got down from summit no david. So i write to him a litle angry where he was and where My stuff was and he was in a city 3 hours away. But he got me some transport to him and ill ended up paying for My hotel there to. Now to the good things. The expedition where beutyfull. And david know whats good for you i got good aklimatation and most places where absolutely stunning. Will i recomend david. Probely not. Unless you speak spanish and make sure everthing is sorte out and no misunderstandings.

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