Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
First, we’ll meet in the Temuco Airport and transfer you to Las Raíces Lodge where we’ll stay for the next 3 days.
After breakfast, we’ll start the ascent to the Lonquimay crater. Then, we’ll enjoy a steady hour-long descent. Finally, we’ll have dinner in Malalcahuelo.
First, we’ll drive to the base of the volcano and start the ascent (5 hours). After the descent (1 hour), we may have the chance to visit Curacautin town.
The ascent on this day will also take us around 4-5 hours. After a 1-hour descent, we’ll drive to Pucon. The accommodation of the following days will be at Etnico Hostel.
On day 5 we’ll have a well-deserved rest day. You will enjoy the hot springs and have the chance to taste the local food.
We’ll drive to the base of Villarica and take the lift to the summit. Then, we’ll put our skins on and go to the crater. Finally, we’ll enjoy splitboarding down the volcano.
On the last day, we’ll have breakfast and drive you to the Airport, where we’ll say goodbye.
Las Raices Lodge and the Etnico Hostel.
My family brought me to the mountains of Portillo in the Andes, when I was barely 15 days old and I've been hocked ever since. Going there every year I´ve met great skiers and mountain people from all over the world and I was inspire by the adventure stories that brought them to these mountains. In my twenty’s I set out in search of that lifestyle, moved to the mountains and have been skiing and mountaineering ever since. Now after years exploring in the Andes and Patagonia, these are some of my favorite trips. Join me for some epic times!
Full certified ski instructor of the Chilean and international association and 15 years of experience, working in Portillo, Mammoth and Jackson Hole ski schools, teaching all ages and levels, together with backcountry essentials and safety. Certified Ski and Mountaineering Guide and instructor of the Chilean Mountain Federation www.dt-feach.cl and technical comity member. Since 2005 I’ve guided multiple expeditions to Mount Aconcagua, Ojos del Salado and many others that include 19000ft mountains, ski ascents and moderate alpine climbs, where I organize and take care of every detail for my own groups and sometimes for friends companies. Since 2004 I’ve guided heli-skiing in SkiPortillo and now in Third Edge Heli from Santiago and Farellones. Started in 1998 ski Touring with friends and then helping senior guides with their groups and been guiding my own clients since 2004, teaching skiing and guiding small groups.
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