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Climbing Villarrica Volcano

Discover the stunning scenery and incredible terrains of Chile’s most active volcano from its slopes!

Situated in the southern region of Araucania, close to the popular resort town of Pucón, Villarrica Volcano offers a unique and interesting mountaineering experience The climb takes less than a day and requires little technical ability, all while offering stunning views en route to the top ! Compare and book a certified guide for your trip 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 to Villarrica Volcano. The mountains are calling!

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There are many reasons for choosing Mountain Climbing in Villarrica Volcano

Situated in the heart of Villarrica National Park and surrounded by other iconic Andean peaks, Villarrica Volcano boasts plenty of incredible scenery to explore while on a mountaineering expedition. The approach to the foot of the peak takes cimbers through the Valdivian temperate rainforest. Once the ascent begins and climbers get above the treeline, the peak boasts incredible views out over the other nearby mountains and volcanoes.


Good to know:

Country Code:





Peso (CLP)

Best time to visit:

October to March, although some guides offer trips year-round

How to get there:

Any trip to Villarrica Volcano likely begins with a flight into Pucón Airport (ZPC), which can be reached from Santiago. Most guides will opt to meet you here and provide transport to the start of the trip

What’s the weather like?

During the summer months, average daily temperatures at the base of Villarrica Volcano hover around 15 ºC (60 ºF) and drop to below freezing toward the summit. The summer is also the driest time of year, with minimal rainfall

More info about Mountain Climbing in Villarrica Volcano:

Situated in central Chile, the Villarrica Volcano is the westernmost of three large stratovolcanoes that run from the center of the country all the way to the Argentine border. The mountain is quite popular for novice mountain climbers, as it requires very little technical ability to summit. While the summer months are the most popular time to climb, the peak is accessible all year round. In the winter, it becomes a popular ski mountaineering destination, with climbers ascending on skins and enjoying some world class descents after reaching the top. Villarica Volcano, itself, only takes one day to climb (about 7 to 8 hours). However, many mountaineers who make it to this exquisite corner of the world opt to extend the trip to three or more days and summit several other nearby mountains and volcanoes too. Spending three days in the region and climbing Lonquimay and Llaima before Villarica is one of the most popular options

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