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Type of Trip
The outstanding Osorno Volcano has a privileged panoramic view of fields, forests and lakes from its summit. The ascent is a magical experience. It’s a moment of encounter with nature and oneself.
Moreover, its shape ideally synthesizes what a volcano means. Its colors are unique as well as its slopes and its summit. In fact, for almost every day of the year it remains covered with white and always virgin snow.
The Osorno Volcano is located 60 kilometers from the Northwest of Puerto Varas, in Chile. It has an altitude of 2,661 meters. And thanks to its height you will admire an imposing and typical postcard of the landscape of this Chilean region.
This 2-day mountaineering tour starts in San Martin of the Andes, on the Argentina side. From there we’ll go in direction to the Cardenal Samoré International Pass. Once we finish the immigration papers we’ll continue to Puerto Montt. After lunch, we’ll keep walking to the Osorno Volcano hut, where we’ll spend the night. This mountain lodge has food and drinks services, beds and toilet facilities.
In our second day we’ll have breakfast and start the ascent to the Osorno Volcano summit. The first section is by a footpath. Then we’ll cross a small glacier, which is gradually taking an inclination of 50 degrees. In the last section, we must use fixed ropes in order to ensure the ascent and descent.
Once we reach the summit and after a well-deserved rest, we’ll return down to the mountain hut. The round trip will take us around 10 hours. Once we are in the refuge, we go back to the city of San Martin de los Andes.
Finally, keep in mind that this is a demanding ascent. Therefore, you need to have a good physical condition and a basic mountaineering knowledge.
So, if you are ready for this big adventure please get in touch with me and book your place. I can promise you will live a unique expedition in one of the best spots of the Andes.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
At the Osorno mountain hut.
The price does not include:
- Permission to climb
- Overnight stay in the hut
About the Guide
Argentine professional Mountain Guide (AAGM-PNL)
I was born in the Andes area, North Patagonia, and I am a certified guide from the Argentina Mountain Guides Association.
I specialize in guided tours to Lanin volcano, by the normal route or other alternative routes and I also have the authorization of Lanin National Park since 2003. I have done between 30 and 40 ascents to Lanin per season, which gives me the experience and security to plan the safest programs with the best services.
In addition to Lanin, I also specialize in guided tours to Domuyo and Tromen volcanos, and traverses in the San Martin de los Andes area.
I am also an Ecomed lifeguard, and I have done the rescue courses in a leadership and natural environment.
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