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
San Martin de los Andes
At the Osorno mountain hut.
The price does not include: