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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, an ANGM alpine guide.

Private and Group

Andes

2 Days

All year

Fit

All Levels


Highlights

  • 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.

Description

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!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 280 Each

Group of 2

USD 240 Each

Group of 3

USD 240 Each

Group of 4

USD 240 Each

Group of 5

USD 240 Each

Group of 6

USD 240 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Personal insurance

- Mountain guide expenses

- Breakfast

- Dinner

- 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.


Details

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.


Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Sunglasses

Other gear: 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.


Frequently Asked Questions

 At what time will the program begin?

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

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

 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?

 Can I join a group?

 What happens in the event of bad weather?

 How will accommodation and meals be handled on the mountain?

About the guide

As a kid I grew up next to the majestic volcanoes and lakes of southern Chile. When I became an alpinist, I started climbing the big mountains of the Maipo Valley and that soon took me to climb in the Alps.

With my wife, dogs and son we live in Austria and in Chile, sharing life in two different places, but in the same way.

Since the year 2009, I'm guiding mostly the volcanoes of southern Chile and, when possible, the big mountains around Santiago and the Atacama desert.

I'm a member of the Chilean Mountain Guide Association (www.angm.cl), with whom we are working to bring the IFMGA standard to Chile, not only to validate our profession, but also to start teaching future mountain guides in Chile.

I work with a team of guides in the Puerto Varas area, so when I'm in Austria, I can arrange for you to climb with one of my colleagues.

Languages

English

Certificates

ANGM

Residence

Chile and Austria


What people are saying about this trip

Toril Asbjornsen

4.00

October, 2022

Falco provided necessary gear to us and took us safe and efficient on the top and down again.

Christina Mrukowicz

5.00

January, 2022

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!

B. Bortot

5.00

December, 2019

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