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Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent in Patagonia

Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent
Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent
Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent
Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent

Join Julian, AAGM certified mountain guide, on this 2-day ascent and reach the top of the Lanin Volcano in the magical Argentinean Patagonia!



2 Days

Jan - Mar, Oct - Dec




* Reach the top of one of the most attractive Patagonian volcanoes.

* Improve your mountaineering skills with the help of an expert mountain guide.

* Marvel at the amazing views of the Andes Mountains.


This Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent is ideal for those climbers who are taking their first steps in mountaineering. Follow me and discover one of the most outstanding Andean mountains in the wild region of Patagonia!

On the border between Argentina and Chile and at an altitude of 3,776 m, this mythical Andean massif is awe-inspiring. This powerful summit offers spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and even of some Chilean volcanoes, which can be seen during the ascent.

Our meeting point will be in San Martin de Los Andes where we’ll have a meeting the day before start off. Then, on the following morning, we’ll leave at 7 am and go directly to the Lanin Volcano National Park. Once we are all set,  we’ll ascend to the refuge area (2,400 m) where we’ll rest and prepare for our summit attack. Please take into account, that depending on weather conditions and other factors, there might be some slight changes to the program.

It’s essential to be in good physical shape to join this adventure, however, no technical mountaineering skills are required. Of course, I will be there to help and guide you! Furthermore, this expedition will be a great way to incorporate new mountaineering skills, including walking with crampons, using an ice-axe and basic knots. For a more detailed description of the program, take a look at the itinerary below!

So, are you ready for this Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent? Then send your request and book your place now. I will be happy to lead you on this unique journey!

Looking for more adventures in Argentina? You may also be interested in this Villarrica Volcano 2-day guided ascent.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Personal insurance

- Tents

- Cooking utensils

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Snacks

Price details

A minimum of 2 participants is required.

We can coordinate accommodation in the area (not included in the price)


Day 0: Meeting the day before

On the day before we start this expedition, we’ll have a meeting
where we’ll check our equipment, the last minute details and clarify any doubts that may arise.

Day 1: San Martin de los Andes - Lanin Volcano National Park

We’ll leave San Martin de los Andes at 7 am and go directly to the Lanin Volcano (100 km).

Once we arrive, we’ll check at the park ranger’s office and once we are all set, we’ll begin ascending all the way to the refuge area (2,400 m).

The hike up is calm and slow where we’ll ascend between 4 and 5 hours around 1,300 meters. Once in the shelters, we’ll rest and prepare for  our summit attempt.

During this break, we’ll practice walking with crampons as well as self-arrest techniques with pickaxes.

We’ll enjoy an early dinner and then go to sleep.

Day 2: Summit Attack

We’ll start ascending around 3 am.  Depending on the weather conditions and on the conditions of the volcano, it is possible that the first part of the ascent will be on rocks but thanks to our equipment we’ll be able to walk safely on the hard snow.

Depending on the group and the weather conditions, our summit attempt will take us between 5 and 7 hours and once at the summit, we will enjoy our well-deserved prize.

The descent will be as demanding as the ascent and will also require a lot of work and concentration. Once we are back at the shelters, we’ll take our overnight equipment and continue descending to the base where a vehicle will be waiting for us to take us back to San Martín de los Andes.

In total we’ll be walking between 10 and 13 hours of activity.



More info

All participants should be at least 15 years old.

Participants may choose to stay the first and last night in San Martin de los Andes and also, we can arrange to do this expedition with the help of local porters.

Required equipment: *Backpack of 60 or 80 liters *Sleeping bag -5 ° C / -10 ° C *Insulated air mattress *Warm hat (polar or synthetic wool) *Sun hat *Rain jacket *Waterproof pants *Underwear (first layer) synthetic fabric (2 shirts) *Polar coat *Fine coat jacket (synthetic or feather) (optional) *Trekking pants *Trekking sticks *Warm gloves and thin gloves *Sunglasses with good UV filter (3/4) *Goggles *Leggings *Warm stockings *Trekking and waterproof boots *Sun screen *Plastic bottle: At least 2lts, per person. *Front headlight with new batteries *Personal hygiene items *Nylon bags, 2 per person

Meeting point

San Martin de los Andes

Equipment you will need to bring

Water bottle





Sleeping bag, cap, warming clothes, trekking boots, sunscreen.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.

For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.

Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.





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