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Ascent to Puyehue Volcano in 2 days


Puyehue Volcano is a great option if you want to improve your technical skills before a bigger goal such as Lanin. Benjamín, a certified guide, will help you.



3 Days

Sep, Oct


The Chilean Puyehue Volcano is very famous due to its last eruption in 2011, ash covering all North Patagonia.

And today I want to invite you there! Puyehue Volcano is the perfect scenery to learn how to move your body in mountainous terrains. During this trip, you will also learn how to build harder mountaineering skills.

Puyehue Volcano is a great opportunity to challenge yourself and test your preparation for bigger objectives, for example, the Lanin Volcano. 

This 2-day ascent is designed for people giving the first steps in mountaineering. If you’re one of them this trip can provide you many technical skills to improve your expertise.

Puyehue Volcano has an altitude change of 1.800 meters and mid-difficulty. The trail is a wooded way and once it is achieved, snowed slopes starts. There will be necessary the use of helmets, piolets and crampons.

We will have some technical lessons at our base camp. You will also put into practice what you’ve learned about the safe movements in the mountain.

Our meeting will be on the previous day in the morning. We’ll check the equipment and finalize some details. Please find here below the itinerary of this ascent to Puyehue Volcano.

So, contact me now and let’s go to Puyehue Volcano together. I will be glad to be your guide!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Transportation start and back

- Mountain guide expenses

- Tents

- Cooking utensils

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Trekking poles

- Clean drinkable water

Price details

This is the price to join one of our group tours up to 3 people There are discount's from 4 people on, please request about it if you're interested.


Day 1: Arrival

We’ll leave early in the morning from the hotel. We’ll drive across the “Seven lakes route” in direction to Villa La Angostura. Ten km before arriving we’ll take a detour in order to cross the Cardenal Samoré Pass.

Once we did the papers in the customs house, we continue for 20 more minutes to a new detour that will lead us to the volcano base. Once in there, we’ll check in, arm our backpacks and start hiking up to the hut.

The way during this day is very steep among a dense forest. We will constantly hike up crossing some creeks until we’re at 1.400 meters in the hut (3 or 4 walking time).

The rest of the day will be dedicated to resting and preparing the gear for the following day. Early dinner and sleep.

Day 2: Summit

We’ll start the day very early at about 5 AM. We’ll breakfast and move towards the summit. After walking for a while, depending on the season, we’ll put the crampons on and make a short practice with them.

It will be very useful not only for today but for future ascents. Then, we’ll continue ascending by a steeper slope for 30 minutes. We’ll reach the summit edge, where the slope is flatter. After the last meters, we’re finally at the summit of Puyehue Volcano! From there, we will have stunning views of its crater and many Argentinean and Chilean peaks.


About the guide

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Mountain Guide

AAGM and aspiring IFMGA guide from Argentina.

Since a very young age I felt attracted by the mountains, so I started climbing and spending time there. That's how mountaineering and climbing became not just an activity, but a lifestyle for me.

This lifestyle allowed me to discover many places, and get to know beautiful mountains. And I also realized that I could earn my living with this passion, so I became a guide,

Nowadays I have the big pleasure of working in the place I like really love: the mountains.

I worked a couple of seasons guiding in El Chaltén, and nowadays focus mainly in North Patagonia and Mendoza regions.





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What people are saying about Benjamin


I climbed Domuyo with Benjamín few days ago, it was amazing! Benja, and his assistant Martín, were very clever and professional handling a group in which the members had different levels of experience and training. Besides, they know the area and the mountain very well, so we were able to make it to the summit! I definitely recommend Benja as a guide in Patagonia, he made us feel very safe at all moments, and helped us discover a fantastic place.



Me and my partner did the Volcan Lanin trek with Benjamin as our guide. It was spectacular. The trek itself was challenging and amazing, with brilliant views. Benjamin was the best guide we could have asked for. He spoke perfect English and he was so helpful on the mountain. He made us feel very safe despite some tricky conditions and we trusted his decision making. He also taught us how to use crampons and how to use our ice axes, which was also very useful and made us feel safe. I would recommend Benjamin to anyone - he is a brilliant guide and a great person. Thank you Benjamin for making Volcan Lanin the highlight of our trip to Argentina!

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