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Choshuenco, 2-day Volcano ascent in Patagonia, Chile


Join a certified mountain guide for a mountaineering adventure in the Chilean Andes. Reach the summit of Choshuenco, an impressive volcano!



2 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec




  • Reach the summit of a famous volcano of Chile: Choshuenco.
  • Explore a highlight of the Chilean Patagonia with a local guide.
  • Enjoy breathtaking views of Huilo-Huilo and Mocho-Choshuenco Natural reserves.


The Choshuenco (2415m) is a glaciated volcano located in the Chilean Patagonia, very popular among hiking and climbing lovers. If you want to reach its summit under expert guidance, join me: let’s have a beautiful alpine adventure in the Andes!

Together with his twin, El Mocho (2422m), this impressive mountain dominates much of the Los Rios landscape, in southern Chile. They are both located within the Mocho-Choshuenco National Reserve and the Huilo-Huilo Natural Reserve.

This 2-day trip (1 day of mountaineering) will takes us to the top of Choshuenco. The ascent is relatively easy and combines hiking with short stages of rock and ice climbing. Once at the summit, the view is incredible: the Valdivian jungle, the Neltume and Pirihueico lakes, among others, and several volcanoes such as Llanín and Villarica.

You can check out the itinerary below!  

So, if you are up for an amazing mountaineering trip in the Chilean Andes, please contact me. Let’s reach together the top of Choshuenco and enjoy breathtaking views!

I can also take you to the top of the Villarrica Volcano, check it out!


Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Equipment included: ice screws, rope, ice axes, crampons, climbing harness, climbing helmet, anchors material, mountain boots, 30lt backpack.


Day 1: Getting ready

Meeting in Choshuenco village, briefing and equipment check.

Day 2: Ascent

Transfer to the base of Choshuenco (1,040m). Depending on the conditions of the road, maybe we can ascend by vehicle up to 1,480 meters. Soft ascent, crossing a glacier and then a sharp edge. Then we must climb a rock (IV+ French).

Transfer back to town.



More info

Clothing: First top layer, long sleeves (capilene) Pants (softshell or goretex) Jacket coat (primaloft or pen, for the afternoon and camp) Jacket (gore tex) 2 Pairs of mountain socks, longer than the boot, in case they get wet. Cap for the cold Thin gloves Winter gloves Glasses cat.4 and spare glasses Replacement clothes for the return trip

Equipment: Backpack 30lt (approx.) Front flashlight, with spare batteries Mountaineering or climbing crampons (12 points) compatible with the boot (they must be adjusted - better vertical front tips.) A couple of technical ice axes Mountaineering helmet Climbing harness Canes (recommended) Sunscreen Lip balm Camera

Personal medicines Hygiene kit

What people are saying about Explore-Share

Kumari Selvakumar


Sept 14, 2022

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Sept 6, 2022

I am very pleased with Explore-Share! This was my first international climb, and the communication and response time were great. Herbie is a very skilled guide and very efficient. The entire booking process & payment was smooth. I will definitely use Explore-Share again. Thank you.



Aug 23, 2022

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July 16th, 2022

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July 20, 2022

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Yvonne Morrison


May 8, 2022

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April 14, 2022

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March 9, 2022

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Leonardo Rodriguez


March 4, 2022

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Daniel Martinez


Feb 2, 2022

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