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Transvolcanic traverse in the Andes

Cross the Andes from Argentina to Chile in this incredible 8-day trekking trip with Luis, AAGM certified mountain guide.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration8 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified


The transvolcanic crossing in the Andes, Argentina, is a trekking experience on both sides of the mountain range: San Martin de los Andes, Pucón, Villarica and Lanin Volcano.

The Transvolcanic traverse is a unique and incredible experience, due to its physical demand, its scenery and the intensity of the sensations that you will experience if you accept the challenge of doing it.

During the journey you will appreciate the immensity of volcanoes, forests, deserts, lakes, ancient trees, the slag heaps of lava and more.
It is a real Crossing of the Andes.


Day 1: Meeting in San Martin de los Andes, in the afternoon at the offices of Lanin Turismo.

Day 2: We travel to Chile to the city of Pucon, where we will have some time in the afternoon to explore the city. At night we’ll have a typical dinner.

Day 3: We start the trip after breakfast. A vehicle will take us to the base of the Villarica volcano; before we’ll notice CONAF and they’ll record our entrance to the park. During the day we will traverse slag heaps of lava, forests, and great views of the volcano.
Hiking time: 9 hours.

Day 4: On this day, we wake up in the side of the volcano. From there we will continue the rodeo to finish deep in the valley, where we will install the next camp. There we’ll also have assistance of food and personal items for the rest of the trip. Hiking time: 5 hours.

Day 5: Considered one of the most demanding days of the trip, we will climb up to Cerro Los Pinos where we’ll have a great view of the Andean volcanoes. We’ll continue through Araucaria forests until Quetrupillán Volcano to finish in a high altitude lagoon, where we will spend the night. Hiking time: 9 hours.

Day 6: We start the day crossing the slag heaps of Quetrupillán. A few hours later we will enter into the forests and finish in another lagoon where we’ll organise the next camp. Hiking time: 7 hours.

Day 7: We will descend through dense native forests, until reaching the Arroyo Momolluco where we will begin to ascend toward the west face of Lanin Volcano where we spend the last night. Hiking time: 9 hours.

Day 8: This is our last day! Beforecrossing customs, we will pass through caverns of approx. 700 meters of depth belonging to old lava of the Lanin Volcano. Our final destination will be the Tromen sectional at the base of the volcano, where we expect vehicles to return to the city of San Martin de los Andes. Hiking time: 5 hours.

This challenge invites you to enjoy each stage, curiosity and sensation lived day to day. It is an exceptional journey because of how demanding it is, the experience and the immense variety of the mountain range and its many landscapes.

Please contact us for more information or advice about this incredible journey.



1 night hotel in Pucon, rest of the trip camping

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Transfer: From San Martin de los Andes to Pucón. And transfer back from the base of Lanin Volcano to San Martin de los Andes at the end of the trip. Personal equipment: - Sleeping bag for -10 degrees . - Insulation - Trekking boots - 2 trekking pants - 4 pairs of socks. - 3 rapid thermal T-shirts - 1 Micropolar coat . - 1 feather or synthetic jacket, can be also another polar coat . - windbreak and waterproof jacket. - Pants windbreak and waterproof. - Light Gloves - Cap and warm sun . - Sunglasses, sunscreen - Dish, Jug, Cutlery. - Headlamp with extra batteries . - Water bottle of 2 liters. - Backpack of 60 to 80 liters. - Large waste bags to isolate the equipment from moisture.

Meeting point

San Martín de los Andes


About the guide

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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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Prices per person

Group of 4

ARS 10750 each

Group of 5

ARS 10750 each

Group of 6

ARS 10750 each

Group of 7

ARS 10750 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transport during the trip

- Personal Insurance

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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