Climb Lanin Volcano

Experience ice hiking on the Lanin Volcano. It will be a challenging but rewarding adventure and you must be prepared for a long day of trekking. You will climb to the summit over two days spending one night camping sheltered on the mountain.

2 Days


Climb Lanin Volcano - 2 - $630

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

  • Equipment check and briefing before the ascent
  • Trek to the sheltered area on the Volcano, practice ice-walking and rest for the summit ascent
  • Early start to climb 1400m to summit, descend and transfer back to San Martin

Landmarks visited on Climb Lanin Volcano

Operator's Itinerary

Day 0: 

In the afternoon we will have a meeting with the mountain guide that will lead the expedition to check the equipment, get informed about the last details and clear up any doubts that may arise.

Accommodation: Hostel, San Martin de los Andes (not included in trip cost)

Day 1:

We start north from San Martin de los Andes at 7am, going along the 100km that separate it from the base of the Lanin Volcano. Once there, we will register at the Forest Rangers Office and we will begin the climb towards the shelters area (2400 MASL). The trek is quiet and slow with a 1300m slope and we will complete it in about 4-5 hours. Once in the shelters, resting time, hydration and preparation for the summit attempt begin. We use this time to adjust the crampons, practice ice walking and ice axe (piolet) self-arrest techniques. The purpose of this practice is that your first experience with this type of equipment is not at dawn and with a head torch. We have dinner early and we go to sleep.

Accommodation: mountain camp

Day 2

Weather permitting, we start at about 3am. According to the conditions of the volcano, the first part will possibly be on rocky ground to later put on the equipment that will allow us to walk safely on hard snow. The rhythm is slow but constant since we are to move along 1400m of slope towards the summit. The trail takes between 5-7 hours depending on the group and the weather. Once on the summit we will enjoy our well-deserved award. After that, we will start our descent, as challenging as the ascent, both requiring great concentration. When we get to the shelters, we will fetch our sleeping equipment and we will continue towards the base, where a vehicle will takes us back to San Martin de los Andes. This is a long day that demands a total of 10 to 13 hours of activity. Goodbye dinner.

Accommodation: Hostel, San Martin de los Andes (not included in trip cost)

Prices, Departures and Inclusions

Start date Price (pp)
January 2019
26-Jan-2019 $630* Guaranteed Date
February 2019
2-Feb-2019 $630 Guaranteed Date
9-Feb-2019 $630* Guaranteed Date
16-Feb-2019 $630 Guaranteed Date
23-Feb-2019 $630* Guaranteed Date
March 2019
3-Mar-2019 $630 Guaranteed Date
9-Mar-2019 $630* Guaranteed Date
16-Mar-2019 $630 Guaranteed Date
23-Mar-2019 $630* Guaranteed Date
30-Mar-2019 $630 Guaranteed Date

* Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $630

Additional Notes

Private trips can also be arranged - please enquire to find out more information.


  • 1 night in mountain camp (Day 2)
  • Transfers San Martin - Volcano Base - San Martin
  • Qualified Mountain Guide
  • Guide assistant if necessary
  • All meals in mountain camp
  • All necessary technical equipment
  • Safety Equipment
  • Permissions


  • 2 nights in hostel/hotel (Days 1 & 3)
  • 2 dinners (Days 1 & 3)
  • Personal expenses and equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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