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Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

Christian Fernandez
Ascent to Lascar Volcano
Ascent to Lascar Volcano
Ascent to Lascar Volcano

Explore the beautiful Lascar volcano near San Pedro de Atacama, in Chile, in this 1-day ascent with a Vulcano Expediciones' guide.



1 Day

All year




* Reach the summit of the Lascar Volcano.

* Enjoy breakfast at Legia Lagoon.

* Contemplate stunning views from the top.


The Chilean Andes are home to the Lascar volcano. It is one of the most active volcanoes in this mountain range. Recently, it erupted in 2015. The strongest eruption of the last decades occurred in 1993.

Situated near San Pedro de Atacama, Lascar Volcano is one of the most climbed high altitude mountains in the world.

We can ascend up to 4900 meters by car. Then, the walk to its crater does not have technical difficulties. However, you shouldn’t underestimate the high altitude. I will take all the necessary measures for you to have a smooth ascent without altitude problems.

Some basic trekking experience is necessary, as well as being healthy and fit. Ideally, you should spend at least 2 nights in San Pedro de Atacama before the trip to improve your acclimatization.

I propose to you the following program for this 1-day adventure. We leave very early in the morning (5AM) from San Pedro de Atacama. A 3-hour drive takes us to the nice and quiet Lake Lejía (4350m), a stunning turquoise lake. Then we drive to the base of the Lascar Volcano (4900m). This is where the walk to the summit begins, which will take 3-4 hours. During the walk of 3 km, we discover breathtaking views and admire the smoky volcanic chimney. The descent takes around 1 hour, and then we drive back to San Pedro de Atacama.

Does this ascent to Lascar Volcano sound interesting? Then please get in touch with me so we can make a plan together!

We can also lead you to the top of Licancabur in San Pedro de Atacama!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Transport during the trip

Price details

Departures are in semi-private groups, minimum 2 pax, maximum 5. Not included: entrance fee (10000 Chilean pesos per person).


More info

If you are more than 2 people, another guide will join us.

You need to bring: bandana, balaclava, warm hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, warm hooded jacket, snow/rain/wind proof jacket, t-shirt, fleece jacket, trekking pants, base layer pants, snow proof pants, fleece pants, mittens, gloves, trekking boots, trekking socks, thick expedition socks, water bottle, rucksack (25-35 L), trekking poles.

We provide sat phone for emergencies, VHF radio and medical oxygen.

Meeting point

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
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About the guide

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Tour Operator

We are a company dedicated to the service of alternative tourism ADVENTURE AND SPORT for all those who love experiences that combine a fascinating place with different, varied activities and flavored adrenaline.

About lead guide, Christian Fernandez:

I’m originally from Argentina, but live in Chile since 1998. Now I’m settled in the north of Chile, in San Pedro de Atacama, beautiful town in the heart of the Andean section of the dry Atacama dessert.

From there I organize many expeditions to beautiful peaks on a weekly basis. I’ve done more than 300 high altitude ascents, and more than 25 peaks over 6000 metres.

I speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.


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What people are saying about this trip



Christian is an awesome guide! Had lots of fun!



Christian was an amazing guide and made sure everyone was safe and looked after. It was an awesome experience.



A+++ fantastic guide, very professional, knowledgeable and entertaining. Thank you Cristian for a memorable day!



Are you up for a rewarding adventure - go for the Lascar Volcano. Our very experienced guide Christian Fernandez made sure everything was in place for a great experience, from safe driving to making breakfast to setting a good pace for reaching the top without being too affected by the altitude. Stunning views and a great sense of accomplishment, our thanks to Christian and explore-share.com for a truly memorable hike. Best regards, Erik (37) and Christopher (30), Norway

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