• Trip duration
    1 day
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

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.

Lascar is near San Pedro de Atacama, and easily accessible from there. Therefore, it’s one of the most climbed high altitude mountains in the world.

We can ascend up to 4900 metres 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 mountain (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 volcanic trip sound interesting? Then please get in touch with me so we can make a plan together!

Price per person

1 Person250USD
Group of 2150USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
Departures are in semi-private gropus, minimum 2 pax, maximum 5.

Other details

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.