Ascent to Lascar Volcano, Chile

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




Trip Duration

1 day

Mountain Range


People per Guide

5 people

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • 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 per person

1 Person
290 USD

Group of 2
160 USD

Group of 3
145 USD

Group of 4
135 USD


Price includes

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


What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.

What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).

What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.


Other details

Skill level required
Fitness level required
Meeting point
San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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.


About the Guide


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.

FROM 135 USD per person


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