San Jose volcano guided ascent

The San Jose volcano is a perfect mountaineering experience as a first approach before bigger goals. Join Gaston, a local ACGM mountain guide, in this 5-day adventure!




Trip Duration

5 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide


Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


Are you ready to live a unique 5-day ascent to the San Jose, an amazing volcano of the Central Andes?

Just 90 kilometers from Santiago the Chile, in the beautiful green reserve of Cajon del Maipo, rises the San Jose volcano (5,856 m). It is a border mountain and one of the highest peaks in the central Andes mountain range.

The San Jose volcano is a perfect summit for people who are taking their first steps in high altitude ascents. That is because of its easy access and its ascent route, which does not present major technical difficulties.

In fact, it works perfectly as a preparation experience before a bigger goal, like climbing the Ojos del Salado Volcano, the highest volcano of the world.

The complete program I am leading in the San Jose volcano will take us 5 days. We can use donkeys to carry the load and help you reach the base camp at 3,500 meters of height.

This expedition requires a good physical condition and an adequate prior acclimatization.

So, if you want to join me on this amazing program contact me as soon as possible. It will be a pleasure for me to guide you up to the roof of the San Jose Volcano!

Price includes

  • Guiding fee


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.


Next departures

For private groups contact the guide
Next dates Info
03/12/2019 to 07/01/2019

Other details

Meeting point
Santiago de Chile

About the Guide


Come and let me show you amazing views in the Andes mountain range. Get in touch with me, I can offer you unique experiences!

I'm an instructor, Mountain Guide and professional photographer. I have more than 35 years of professional experience in expeditions such as the Himalayas, the Alps, the Antarctic and the Andes. I've reached more than 300 summits, such as the Aconcagua South Wall, Gasherbrum ll in Pakistan, Pilar of the Brenva Mont Blanc, Mount Everest, Mount Shisapagma in the Tibet and the Aconcagua, between many others.

I was a founding member of the National Mountain School, member of the expeditions commission of the UIAA (based in Switzerland), member of ANENA (France) and founding member of the Chilean Exploration Association. I've published 6 books related to mountaineering and produced several TV documentary films.

I currently work as an independent mountain guide and I organize expeditions and treks in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Nepal, Chilean Patagonia and Chilean Andes. I'm also teacher at the San Sebastián University.



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