Climbing the Lanin Volcano in 2 days

Climb the Lanin Volcano in 2 days and reach 3776 meters of one of the most scenic mountains of Patagonia. Your guide will be local AAGM certified mountain guide Benjamin.

 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

2 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

4 people

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    I am happy to invite you to climb the famous Lanin volcano, in the province of Neuquén. 

    With its 3776 meters above sea level the Lanin Volcano is the highest mountain in the area. In addition to that, it stands out because it’s almost twice as high as the ones around it.

    The Lanin Volcano is one of those mountains that as soon as you see it, you want to climb it. Its ascent is really exciting with a great geometric shape and clean cut lines. Thanks to its height it is also visible even from a great distance. It’s definitely an eye catcher and a very tempting summit to climb.

    Please keep in mind that it will be a physically and technically demanding climb. The tough conditions of the Patagonian environment make the ascent hard.

    The number of climbers willing to reach the Lanin Volcano grows every year. Most ascents are during the summer season, from November till March. However, in late winter and early spring (specially October) the ascent can be also done with skis. That makes much easier and fun the way down!

    I have no doubt that climbing this volcano is an experience that you won’t forget easily. Please get in touch with me and let’s conquer such a summit!

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    Price per person

     
    Group of 1
    14000 ARS

    Group of 2
    14000 ARS

    Group of 3
    14000 ARS

    Group of 4
    14000 ARS

     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Personal Insurance
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
     This is the price to join one of our group tours up to 4 people.
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 0The day before

      We will meet up the day before to check our equipment and to wrap up details. You can also rent your equipment in the city.

    • Day 1Volcano base - Mountain Hut

      We will leave early (6 or 7 AM). We will drive to the base of the volcano for 1,5 hours. Once at the foot of the mountain (1100 m), we’ll register and finish packing our backpacks before starting to climb. Around 9 am we’ll be walking towards the hut. For the first hour we’ll walk through the woods and then over volcanic ground with medium-to-steep slopes. After a 4-hour hike we’ll first arrive at a 2300-meter-high mountain refuge and then at the second one at 2600 meters, where we’ll spend the night.

    • Day 2Summit day!

      We’ll wake up really early, at about 2 am for a hot breakfast. We’ll be leaving at around 3 am. The hike to the peak is slow but steady (6 or 7 hours). We’ll walk over snow covered grounds with no signed paths. We should also use crampons and hiking poles. Once we are at 3000 meters in a large plateau, we’ll be able to see the most breathtaking sunrise. From this point on, the climb becomes tougher, while we travel through what is known as “the trough”, a steadily steep slope. Once the trough is behind us we’ll only be an hour away from the top. After a 20-minute break at the summit, we’ll begin the descent which is also quite hard.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Skill level required

    Intermediate

    Fitness level required

    Fit

    Meeting point

    Neuquén city

     

    About the 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 Benjamín García Poggi

     

    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.
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