• Trip duration
    4 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    3 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Nov, Dec

Description

The Lanin volcano (3,776m) is one of the highest volcanoes in North Patagonia, Argentina. It is also part of the famous ring of fire.

There is so much to admire about the Lanin volcano. From its snow covered cone, to its magnificent shape. It appears on the Neuquen provincial flag and you can hear its name in the province’s anthem. It is a true symbol of the province. And because of those accolades, people come from all over to climb it.

But the climb is challenging. You will be trekking through snow and rocky terrain. And while the climb is not only reserved just for experts, some skill and good fitness is a must. As a result, we will spend time before the ascent practising the skills you will need to make the climb. Those skills include mountaineering and safety techniques. However, once you reach the top of this incredible volcano, the viewpoint will leave you breathless. You will get to see the Villarrica volcano, Quetrupillan, Lonquimay, Lake Tromen Huechulafquen, Paimum and many other peaks.

It would be my pleasure guiding you on this 4 day excursion. The Lanin volcano is a truly beautiful peak. And I know after reaching the summit, you will certainly agree. After all, there is a reason why the national park where it is located bears its name. So please, send me a message if you want to join me on this adventure.

I would also like to extend an invitation to guide you on another incredible adventure. I want to take you to the summit of the highest mountain in the Americas, the legendary Aconcagua peak in Mendoza, Argentina.

Itinerary

Day 1

San Martin de los Andes airport

You will arrive at the San Martin de los Andes airport, where you will be met and transported to your lodging for the night, and will get to enjoy a welcome dinner.

Day 2

San Martin de los Andes - Rio Turbio ranger station - mountain hut

After breakfast we will take a private transport to the Rio Turbio ranger station. From there we will hike for approximately 4 hours until we reach the campsite area. For the remainder of the afternoon we will practice mountaineering and safety techniques to prepare for the climb ahead. We will stay in a mountain hut for the night.

Day 3

mountain hut - Lanin Volcano summit (3,776m) - San Martin de los Andes

Early in the morning we will start our hike to the summit. We should reach the summit by the afternoon. Once there you will get to enjoy lunch and the incredible views. Afterwards, we will make our way back down, and take a private transport back to San Martin de los Andes. You will be staying in a cabin at San Martin de los Andes for the night.

Day 4

San Martin de los Andes airport

After breakfast you will take a private transport to the airport where you will catch your flight home.

Price per person

Group of 3700USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Personal equipment

Other details

Skill level required

Intermediate

Fitness level required

Fit

Meeting point

San Martin de los Andes Airport

Accommodation

Cabins in San Martin de los Andes, and a mountain hut during the ascent of the Lanin Volcano.