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Climbing the San Jose volcano (5,880m) in 5 days, near Santiago, Chile

Climbing the San Jose volcano (5,880m) in 5 days, near Santiago, Chile | undefined

Join ACGM certified mountain guide Adolfo for a 5-day climbing adventure of the amazing San Jose Volcano near Santiago, Chile.



5 Days

Aug, Sep




* Enjoy a 5-day climbing expedition to the summit of the San Jose Volcano.

* Located less than 3 hours from the Chilean city of Santiago.

* Spend your nights in different camps further up the great peak.


Located approximately 3 hours from the wonderful Chilean city of Santiago is the sensational, and still active, San Jose Volcano (5,880m).

For 5 days, I would like to guide you to the summit of the San Jose Volcano. From that summit, you will get to enjoy unbelievable views that stretch deep into the Chilean Andes. You will also get to gaze at the peak’s neighboring, and equally dazzling, Nevado Marmolejo (6,108m).

We will be taking the classic route to the summit of this great peak. The route is not overtly difficult, but caution must still be exercised at all times. Furthermore, it is important that all participants on this trip are in good physical condition.

Our journey will begin in Santiago. From there, we will go to the Cabrerio parking zone. After that, we will go to the Refugio Plantat for the night. For the following two days, we will venture to both Camp 1 and Camp 2. Both of these camps are progressively higher up the peak, and offer some great views. You will also get properly acclimatized at the camps as well. On the fourth day, we will ascend to the summit of the San Jose Volcano. Finally, on the fifth and last day of the trip, we will return to Santiago.

Conveniently located, not too difficult and full of amazing views, the San Jose Volcano is an amazing peak to climb. Add the fact that the peak is still active, and the trip becomes even more adventurous. To join us on this expedition, please send a request.

I can also take you to the summit of the Cerro El Morado, which is also near Santiago, on this 3-day trip.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Please contact me for pricing information.


Day 1: Santiago - Cabrerio - Refugio Plantat (3,130m)

Day 2: Refugio Plantat - Camp 1 (4,100m)

Day 3: Camp 1 - Camp 2 (4,750m)

Day 4: Camp 2 - San Jose Volcano Summit (5,880m) - Camp 2

Day 5: Camp 2 - Cabrerio - Santiago


About the guide

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For more than 20 years I have worked as a guide in Chile. Join me and I´ll be able to show you the wonderful spots that the Andes offer to those who share my passion for big mountains.

I live in Santiago de Chile, the Chilean capital, where there are many options for high altitude ascents, even over 6,000 meters, in close proximity to the city. I also regularly organize trips to the Chilean Altiplano, where there are many mountains over 6000 meters. However, the main attraction of these trips is to witness the intensity and loneliness of the Atacama Desert.

I would love to have the opportunity to share these magical moments with you and help you achieve your goals and dreams.



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