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Ski touring through the Chilean volcanoes

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Join Xavi, a Spanish IFMGA certified mountain guide, on this 12-day ski tour through the most amazing Chilean Volcanoes. A perfect opportunity to discover the secret corners of the Patagonia.

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Andes

12 Days

Oct


Description

It’s my pleasure to offer you an unforgettable experience in ski mountaineering during 12 days in the Chilean volcanoes.

Almost all the Chilean volcanoes are located in the South of Chile. It is a really amazing region, where you will find forest, glaciers, mountains and lakes. In this area also live native tribes known as “pehuenches”. They still preserve their culture and lifestyle.

During this 12-day ski tour through the Chilean volcanoes, we’ll spend the night in mountain huts as well as some hotels and cozy lodges. Each new place we visit will have a different level of difficulty. Anyway, I will help you choose the best skiing spots according to the participants skills and experience. Besides that, you don’t have to worry since the Chilean volcanoes are not generally technical summits.

Some of the volcanoes where we’re going to ski are:

  • Lonquimay (28650 m);

  • Llaima (3125 m);

  • Villarrica (2847 m);

  • Mocho (2422 m);

  • Chosuenco (2415 m);

  • Casablanca (2865 m);

  • Osorno (2652 m)

Finally, at the end of this description you can find more details about the day by day itinerary.

And if you have more questions or simply want to discuss with me you wishes and expectations for this trip, contact me now. I will be happy to ski with you through the amazing Chilean volcanoes!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Lift tickets

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Flight to Santiago - Temuco.

Flight to Temuco, a city 700 km south of Santiago de Chile, considered the capital of the Mapuche culture. I will pick you up at the airport and transfer to Malalcahuello. Accommodation at Suiza Andina Lodge (D)

Day 2: Lonquimay Volcano - Los Paraguas hut

We’ll ascend to the Lonquimay volcano. From the summit we will see its neighbor peak, the Tolhuaca. We’ll reach a height of about 1400 m. At the end of the day we will move to the Llaima volcano hut, called “Los Paraguas” (B,D)

Day 3: Llaima Volcano

We will ascend to the Llaima volcano. It is an active volcano located in the Conguillio National Park. This volcano offers many possibilities to reach its summit. Once up there we will ski and enjoy a magnificent 1600-meter descent. In the evening we will eat a great “asado” on the terrace of the Los Paraguas hut! (B,L,D)

Day 4: Transfer to Pucon

After breakfast we will have some time to take a short ski trip to the top of the area  before being transferred to Pucon. Night in a hotel (B,D).

Day 5: Villarrica Volcano

With the ski lifts we will reach the Villarrica volcano. Although the conditions of the crater vary year after year we will probably see some red hot lava floating inside it. The Villarrica volcano also offers amazing snow conditions where to ski. By the end of the day, we will descend to Neltume. Hotel accommodation (B,D).

Day 6: Mocho Volcano

After breakfast, we will leave in a private transport towards the foot of the Mocho volcano. There are 1000 meters separating us from the summit. This mountain offers great skiing runs! Hotel accommodation (B,D)

Day 7: Chosuenco Volcano

Today we will climb the Chosuenco volcano. From its summit you will enjoy the amazing views of our next goal: Casablanca. This ascent is not easy. It will be only possible if the group is strong and has some basic crampons, ice ax and rope techniques. We will spend the night at the Antillanca Hut (B,D).

Day 8: Casablanca Volcano - Transfer to Puerto Varas

Climbing the Casablanca Volcano. From the summit we can enjoy more amazing views. This climb is quite comfortable but requires some basic skin skills. After the descent we will move to Puerto Varas where we’ll spend the night (B,D).

Day 9: Osorno Volcano

Ascent to the Osorno volcano, at 2652 meters of altitude. One of the most beautiful peaks in the region. After the descent we will go to Puerto Varas again, where we’ll spend night in a hotel (B,D)

Day 10: Extra day

Extra day to rest in Puerto Varas. Hotel accommodation (B)

Day 11: Flight to Santiago de Chile

Transfer to the Puerto Montt airport and flight to Santiago. Connection with the international flight (B)

Day 12: Arrival to your country

Arrival to your country and end of the program.

 

Details

More info

Not included in the price:

  • Personal equipment (skis, boots, backpack, avalanche transceiver, shovel, probe, ski clothing);
  • Domestic and international flights;
  • Insurance;
  • Not specified meals and drinks;
  • Any extra cost due to an early return for personal reasons, for health or other emergency reasons;
  • Any extra cost not expressed in this program
  • Items not mentioned in the program

Meeting point

Temuco

About the guide

Xavi (Terrassa, Catalonia, 1963). Actually I’m living in Prullans.
During several years I have been practicing my two big passions, mountaineering and photography as hobbies. Actually I’m a High Mountain Guide and photographer in outdoor BTT races, mountaineering marathons or climbing competitions.
In 1982 I did became a member of Servei General d'Informació de Muntanya, a specialized mountain library. And from 1998 I’m working as High Mountain Guide for NKBV (Alpine dutch team).
After working 6 winters as a lifeguard patrol in a Catalan ski resort, I spent a few seasons of the southern summer working as a High Mountain Guide for Azimut 360 and Chilemontaña, two agencies located in Chile, leading clients through the Patagonia and into America's highest peak, the Aconcagua.
Since 2005 I lead my own clients around the world as a freelancer Mountain Guide. From September 2007 I manage the Companhia de Guies de Montanha web, bound to Carros de Foc. I have take part in many expeditions to Andes in South America and Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindu Kush in Asia.
I’ll like to show you “my” mountains, “my” Pyrenees and of course, other mountains around the world. I’ll like to guide you till de top of Aconcagua, Ararat, skiing down from Elbrus, or Kola’s peninsula in Russia.
I propose here few activities, but not all what I can show you!
Contact with me and go together to your dream!
Xavi

Languages

French | English | Catalan

Certificates

AEGM

Residence

Prullans


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