People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec
Type of Trip
This program offers you an ascent to Lanin Volcano at 3.776 meters, an iconic mountain of the North of Argentina Patagonia. It is located in the province of Neuquen and it is a famous volcano because of the wide difference of height from the other mountains of the area. You can see Lanin Volcano from very different points of the zone. Besides, it has a conical shape and amazing geometric lines.
It is also a perfect mountain for those who are giving the first steps in mountaineering, but we cannot underestimate its difficulty. You have to overcome irregular ground in few meters with physical requirements and a hard Patagonian weather.
This program is proposing doing the ascent in two days, leaving from San Martin de los Andes. We offer a variety of dates with open vacancies in order you can join us whenever you want. You can also ask for private expeditions.
We leave San Martín de Los Andes at 6.30 AM towards Lanin Volcano base, where will be at 9.00 AM. Once in there we will registrer our ascent in National Parks. Then, we will finish to organize our backpacks and start the hike up to one of the mountain huts designed to overnight. The first one is at 2.300 meters and the second one at 2.500. Getting there will take us about 4 or 5 hours.
We start the way to the summit by 2 AM because the ascent will take about between 6 and 7 hours. Once in there, we will celebrate our goal for a while if weather conditions allow us. Then, we hike down for 4 hours. After a rest we start the return towards the volcano foot during the following 3 hours, where the vehicles will be waiting to take us back to San Martín de los Andes.
Write to me if you are interested in this climb. We can organize the best date and plan the trip so you can live an unforgettable experience in Lanin Volcano.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Personal Insurance
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
The indicated price is to join an existing group. There's a 10% discount if you book 2 months in advance.
- Sleeping bag of less than 10 degrees
- Trekking and waterproof footwear
- Trekking pants
- Sandals or espadrilles
- 2 Pairs of sockets.
- 2 long sleeve shirt
- 1 Warm polar coat.
- 1 plum or synthetic jacket, may also be another polar coat.
- Windbreaker and waterproof jacket.
- Windbreaker and waterproof trouser
- Lightweight and ski gloves.
- Warm hat and sun hat
- Headlamp with extra batteries.
- 2 lts bottle.
- 60-80 lts backpack.
- Large waste bags to isolate the equipment from moisture.
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Technical: low-medium. You must use crampons and picaxes in case you have to climb slopes of more than 40 degrees of inclination. During the walking we can find loose stones with snowed steps and ice. The ramp between the base and the top is of 2.600 meters.
Physical conditions: hard. You need very good training conditions, with good aerobic capacity and good legs resistance.
There's also the possibility to organize a private 3-day program.
About the Guide
Argentine professional Mountain Guide (AAGM-PNL)
I was born in the Andes area, North Patagonia, and I am a certified guide from the Argentina Mountain Guides Association.
I specialize in guided tours to Lanin volcano, by the normal route or other alternative routes and I also have the authorization of Lanin National Park since 2003. I have done between 30 and 40 ascents to Lanin per season, which gives me the experience and security to plan the safest programs with the best services.
In addition to Lanin, I also specialize in guided tours to Domuyo and Tromen volcanos, and traverses in the San Martin de los Andes area.
I am also an Ecomed lifeguard, and I have done the rescue courses in a leadership and natural environment.
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