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Climbing the Osorno Volcano (2,656m), Overnight and sunrise ascent from the Teski Hut, near Puerto Varas

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Climbing the Osorno Volcano (2,656m), Overnight and sunrise ascent from the Teski Hut, near Puerto Varas
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Ascend one of the most iconic peaks in Southern Chile, the Osorno Volcano, in one day with José and the Huella Andina ANGM Mountain Guides team.


2 Days

Jan, Feb, Jul - Dec


All levels


* Discover the amazing landscapes of the Chilean Patagonia.

* Ascend an iconic volcano with breathtaking views.

* Follow an incredible path through the Andean forest, glacier, snow and ice.


Dreaming about exploring Patagonia? Then I have the perfect trip for you! Follow me to ascend the impressive Osorno Volcano (2,655m) where you’ll be able to enjoy breathtaking views of Southern Chile. This is a trip for even the less experienced mountaineers.

The Osorno Volcano is the landmark of the Los Lagos Region in Chile. Its perfect triangular shape, altitude and snow-covered peak can be seen from the whole area. It is home to a wide variety of plants and animals including the Andean birch, Coihue tree, puma, Patagonian fox, Patagonian skunk, and others.

Our trip will take place on the western side of the volcano. We will begin in the afternoon of the first day by driving from Puerto Varas to Teski lodge, where we’ll spend the night. Then, we’ll wake up before sunrise the next day to begin our ascent. The Teski lodge is over the tree line, so we will not trek the forest, we will go straight to the scree and snow. Once at the top, we’ll be able to rest and enjoy the views of the Lake District: the Todos los Santos, Rupanco and Llanquihue lakes, Petrohue river, and the Puntiagudo, Tronador, Calbuco, Casablanca, Lanín, Puyehue and Llaima volcanoes. Finally, by 1 pm, we’ll begin our descent and arrive at Puerto Varas at 6 pm.

If you’ve always wanted to visit Patagonia, this is a perfect way to do it. Book your trip now and participate in an exciting and accessible ascent with incredible views.

Additionally, I also offer trips to the Calbuco Volcano and to the Puntiagudo Volcano. Make sure to check out these options too!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Personal insurance

- Transportation start and back

- Permit and entrance fees

- Mountain guide expenses

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

Price details

Price does not include guide tips, additional services or upgrades, personal gear (like your mountain boots, clothing, gloves, sunglasses, day pack, water bottle, snack), life and/or travel insurance, extra expenses for in the lodge, alcoholic beverages, meals not specified in the itinerary or not included in the menu, extra nights lodging due to changes in the itinerary.


More info

This trip is not recommended for pregnant women or people with heart problems or disabilities. Participants under 18 need to present written authorization of parents or legal guardian. Participants need to 15 years old or older.

Meeting point

Equipment you will need to bring



Activity-appropriate clothing for mountaineering and trekking (base layer suit, fleece jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket & trousers, trekking pants, thermal jacket, first layer gloves, windproof and waterproof gloves, beanie), mountaineering boots (rigid sole, higher than the ankle, waterproof), headlamp, and trekking poles.


Will I need to bring any technical equipment of my own? Is it possible to rent equipment, and if so, what would be the approximate cost of that?

You need to have your clothing, accessories (like gloves, sunglasses, daypack, etc.), and mountain boots. We include helmets, harnesses, crampons, and ice axe, so if you don´t have yours, do not worry about it!

How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

In Teski lodge you will have a shared bunkbed with bedsheets. Depending on the availability of the lodge, or per request (additional cost) we request a private room. In the lodge, we will have a two courses dinner and breakfast before we begin the climbing.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

If there is not a good weather forecast for the climbing day, it may not be worth the risk to attempt the summit and we may look for alternatives or cancel the trip. For the Osorno climb, we need good visibility in the glacier area.

What is the guide-to-client ratio to climb this mountain?

1 guide per max. two clients.

What is the best time of the year to climb this mountain?

Winter and spring. No doubts. The normal climbing season in Osorno is from July until the middle of January. In late summer and autumn, the conditions in the upper part of the glacier are often not good enough for a safe climb.

Can I join a group?

Of course, if it is available, please inquire about this option.

At what time will the program begin?

The regular pickup is at 7 pm from Puerto Varas.

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Cabañas Monte Curaumilla Algarrobo Chile
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La Cabana Algarrobo Chile
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Hosteria Punta de Tralca Algarrobo Chile
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About the guide

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Huella Andina



Guiding agency

José Miguel and the HAE Guides are based in the south of Chile. They are members of ANGM - the National Association of Mountain Guides - and local guides who are happy to share with you their experience and expertise in climbing, skiing and/or trekking, as well as their knowledge of the area and its people.

Huella Andina is a registered guiding company that has been developing mountain tours since 2009. We operate several trips in national parks and wilderness areas, specializing in expeditions to the main volcanoes of southern Chile: Osorno, Calbuco, Yates, Puntiagudo, as well as the high mountains of the Maipo Valley and the Atacama region.





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What people are saying about this trip



Amazing experience, gracias!



I had a wonderful time on my journey to the top of the Osorno Volcano and cannot recommend Huella Andina enough. José and his team were very good at communicating with me from the moment I booked my trip. While I had been initially a little hesitant, unsure if I had enough experience for this trip, José was very clear about what to expect and assured me that my prior experience was definitely sufficient, putting my mind at ease. The trip itself was very well organized. My guide, Falco, picked me up from my hostel in Puerto Varas. I was able to stay in the Teski Refuge the night before the ascent, enjoying a delicious dinner and breakfast prior to the start. The climb became a little technical, as conditions were icy toward the top, but Falco was an excellent lead, telling me exactly what to do once we started to use the ropes. The view from the top was very special as you climb above the sea of clouds and see other volcanoes in the distance. If you are planning a trip to Osorno, I highly recommend Huella Andina Expeditions to take you all the way to the top! Can't wait to come back to Chile and do another trek with them!



Best experience we could have asked for. I'm so happy we hired a guide for this. Their knowledge, expertise, and personality made the trip amazing. The climb is well worth the effort and I highly recommend.



Miguel did an amazing job managing this trip. He went well above and beyond to ensure a safe and memorable trip to the summit of Osorno and back. I highly recommend this trip!



Great Organization, excellent equipment, perfect guiding and support. Can’t be better. We enjoyed the climb and the refuge very much. Highly recommended. Thanks Juan and also thank you Falco. Great Job!

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