3-day Lonquimay, Llaima and Villarrica volcano climb in Chile

Join AAGM certified mountain guide Julian on this 5-day adventure to the summit of 3 powerful Chilean volcanoes. Follow him and explore Lonquimay, Llaima and Villarrica!




Trip Duration

5 days

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Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip



  • Explore, ascend and conquer three amazing volcanoes in five days.

  • After a long day of climbing, rest and relax in volcanic hot springs.

  • Discover the stunning Andes mountains!


Take on three of Chile’s iconic volcanoes and discover the breathtaking Patagonia.  We’ll start with Llonquimay, continue with Llaima and finish by summiting the famous Villarrica!

Patagonia has captivated travelers for years, offering its visitors everything from beaches and pristine lakes to snowy mountains and glaciers. On this program, we’ll travel from the charming city of San Martin de los Andes in Argentina to Chile, where we’ll explore three of the most important volcanoes of this country.

First, we’ll climb Llonquimay (2,865 m) which will be the perfect peak to start this expedition. With a glacier in the summit crater and down on the south flank, this volcano is one of the most active in the country. Then, we’ll continue with Llaima (3,125 m), one of the largest and also, most active volcanoes. Finally, we’ll climb Villarrica (2,847 m) which is by far the most popular volcano to climb in Chile.

To participate in this program all participants will need some prior mountaineering experience. Additionally, the challenge will require a good fitness level. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

This is a unique mountaineering adventure ideal for intermediate climbers who are looking to push their skills to the next level. So, if you are ready for this 5-day program in Patagonia, send your request and book your place now!

If you are looking for more mountaineering programs in Patagonia, follow me on this Villarrica Volcano 2-day guided ascent.

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    • Day 1Meeting point in San Martín de los Andes

      Early in the morning we’ll have our first meeting in the beautiful city of San Martin de los Andes where we’ll check our equipment and talk about the details of the program.

      Then, in the afternoon, we’ll transfer to the town of Malacahuello, in Chile. It will take us 5 hours to arrive to this town and after a short stop, we’ll continue traveling up north. On our way, we’ll see the spectacular Lanin Volcano, located in the Lanin National Park.

    • Day 2Llonquimay Volcano

      This volcano will be the ideal mountain to start this expedition. It’ll be a magnificent experience before trying to ascend the following ones that are a little more demanding.
      Once we finish with our first adventure, we’ll travel to the Malalcahuello National Park where the Llaima Volcano will be waiting for us.

      Night in cabins.

    • Day 3Llaima Volcano

      This volcano presents a great challenge and participants will have to overcome more than 1,800 meters of altitude and it will take us about 10 hours to complete the entire expedition.
      We will go through many places with hard snow and close to the summit it’s very likely that we’ll have to use ropes just to be safe.

      Night in cabins

    • Day 4Rest day

      We will take the day off and prepare for our next and last objective: the Villarrica Volcano. On this day we’ll have the opportunity to relax in natural thermal waters.

      Night in a hostel in the town of Pucón.

    • Day 5Villarrica Volcano

      This last volcano is famous for its open crater. Furthermore, on certain days you can hear its impressive sounds and sometimes see some bubbles of magma.

      Like the previous volcanos, it presents a softer slope at the beginning but from the middle upwards it poses a more challenging ascent.

      The views from the summit are excellent, we’ll see the Andes Mountain Range to the east and the great Villarrica Lake to the west. In total it will take us between 7/8 hours (with a difference of 1,450 meters) to complete this expedition.

      Back at the base we will return to San Martin de los Andes.

      Night in a hostel.

    • Day 6Last day

      After enjoying a delicious breakfast all together we’ll say goodbye.


    Other details

    Skill level required


    Fitness level required


    Meeting point

    San Martin de los Andes




    More info

    All participants should be at least 18 years old.

    Necessary equipment:

    *80lts backpack

    *Sleeping bag -5º / -10º

    *Insulated mattress


    *Sun hat

    *Rain jacket

    *Waterproof trousers

    *Underwear made of synthetic fabric

    *Polar coat

    *Synthetic coat jacket

    *Trekking pants

    *Trekking sticks

    *Warm gloves and thin gloves

    *Sunglasses with good UV filter


    *Warm stockings

    *Waterproof trekking boots




    *Deep plate, plastic jug and cutlery

    *Water bottle (minimum 2 liters)

    *Front headlight with new batteries

    *Personal hygiene items

    *Plastic bags


    About the Guide


    Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.

    For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.

    Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.



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