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Ascent to Llullaillaco Volcano 6740m

Do you want to ascend Llullaillaco, the wold's highest active volcano? Gastón, certified mountain guide, will lead you to this beautiful summit.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration9 days
Offer periodJan, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


Join me for a 9-day trip to the summit of Llullaillaco Volcano (6740 m), on the border between Chile and Argentina.

Llullaillaco is the second highest volcano in the world, after Ojos del Salado (6887 m). However, it is the highest historically active volcano. Its last eruption was in 1877.

It lays on the Puna de Atacama, an arid and remote plateau with many high volcanic peaks, in the Andes of the North of Chile and Argentina.

This volcano is also the highest archaeological site on the world. In 1999, three mummies of Inca children were discovered there.

The starting point of this trip will be the city of Antofagasta, in Chile. From there, we’ll begin our ascent to the top of this impressive volcano. You can check the complete itinerary below this description.

Does this trip sound interesting to you? Please get in touch with me, so we can make a plan to leave together! 


Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and camping.

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-These items are also included in the price: 4x4 trucks, medical oxygen, communication equipment. -Flight Santiago - Antofagasta is not included in the price. -Recommended equipment: high mountain boots, trekking boots, 3 wool sock pairs, large thermic underwear, thick (or polar) pants, windbreaker pants, thick polar, wool sweater, windbreaker jacket, wool gloves, sun hat, balaclava, mountain glasses (or goggles), walking sticks, sleeping bag, insulation mat, water canteen (1 L), headlamp, crampons, ski poles, bag for personal stuff, sun lips and skin protection. I recommend a 75 L backpack.




Day 1: Santiago - Antofagasta

We fly from Santiago to Antofagasta.

Then, we travel to Camp 1, at 3000 m.

Day 2: Drive to Base Camp (4200 m)

Day 3: Base camp

Acclimatization trek. Then, we return to base camp.

Day 4: Base Camp

We take our equipment to High Camp (5600 m) and return to Base Camp.

Day 5: Base Camp

Rest day at Base Camp.

Day 6: Ascent to High Camp (5600 m)

Day 7: Summit day!

It’s a long day climbing up to the summit (6740 m). Then we return to High Camp.

Day 8: Base Camp

We return to Base Camp and rest.

Day 9: Antofagasta - Santiago

We go back to Anfogasta and fly to Santiago. End of the expedition.

About the guide

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Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 2145 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Accommodation

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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