Villarrica Volcano 2-day guided ascent


Come with AAGM certified mountain guide Julian on this Villarrica Volcano 2-day guided ascent and explore one of the most active volcanoes in Chile!


2 Days

Jan, Feb, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec




  • Peek into the crater of one of the most active volcanoes in Chile.
  • Take your mountaineering skills to the next level with the help of an expert
  • Discover the amazing Patagonia cuisine.


Famous for being one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, at 2,847 meters above sea level, Villarrica presents a challenging climb. Join me to its summit on this thrilling 2-day mountaineering expedition!

Located near the Chilean city of Pucón and rising above the lake and town by the same name, this perfect cone shaped stratovolcano has become very popular among climbers from all over the world.

Our starting point will be the charming city of San Martin de los Andes in Argentina. From there, we’ll transfer to the Lanin Volcano. Depending on the participant’s wishes, we may either ascend to the refuge area of this volcano and then return back to the vehicle (3 hours) or directly continue on our way to Chile. Once we arrive to Pucón, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner where we’ll discover the typical cuisine and flavors of this region. Then, on the following day, we’ll drive early in the morning to the base of the Villarrica Volcano. For a more detailed description of the trip, take a look at the itinerary below!

I will be there every step of the way to make sure participants are having fun and are safe at all times. However, I recommend this trip to intermediate climbers only. Furthermore, it’s essential to be in good physical condition.

This Villarrica Volcano adventure is the ultimate mountaineering experience! So if you are interested, send a request to book your place and get ready to explore this magical Patagonian treasure!

And if you are looking for more challenging adventures in Patagonia, you can also join me on this Lanin Volcano 2-day guided ascent!


Day 1: San Martin de los Andes - Lanin Volcano - Pucón

We’ll leave San Martin de los Andes early in the morning and drive 100 km to the Lanin Volcano.

According to the participant’s wishes, we can explore this volcano and ascend to the refuge area which will take us 3 hours approximately. Once we finish, we can continue our journey to the Chilean town of Pucón.

Once we arrive, we’ll enjoy a delicious dinner where we’ll discover some of the typical culinary delights of Patagonia.

Day 3: Summit attack

Our activity will begin around 7 am. From our accommodation, we’ll drive 15 km to the base of the Villarrica Volcano. Once we are all set, we’ll begin ascending and it will take us about six hours to reach the mouth of the large crater which is 315 m in diameter. After enjoying this unique and amazing show, we’ll descend to the vehicle and return back to San Martín de los Andes.




In a tent

More info

All participants should be at least 16 years old.

Participants may choose to stay the first and last night in San Martin de los Andes and also, we can arrange to do this expedition with the help of local porters.

Necessary equipment:

*Backpack *Rain jacket *Waterproof trousers *Trekking boots *Synthetic underwear: shirt and leggins *Polar diver *Trekking sticks *Gloves *Buff *Sunglasses with good UV protection *Sunscreen *Water bottle, minimum 2 liters

Meeting point

San Martin de los Andes


About the guide

Lives in San Martín de los Andes (North Patagonia) for 12 years now, but has worked as a mountain guide in the Glacier National Park leading expeditions to the Patagonian Southern Ice Field (22 times) and also to high mountains in Mendoza.

For several winters led groups in the mountains of the Cordillera Real in Bolivia and in the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Huayhuash in Perú.

Now he works during summer guiding ascents to different volcanoes and also guides mountain bike tours. During winters works exclusively on avalanche training.

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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 305 Each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee



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