Climb Lanín Volcano

Experience this unique and challenging trek to the summit of Lanín Volcano, one of Patagonia's iconic peaks. Spend a night in a mountain camp at 2400m on the slopes of the volcano while preparing for the push to the ice-capped summit, accompanied by a professional mountain guide. Relax in San Martín de Los Andes on your return and celebrate your epic climb. Experience this unique and challenging trek to the summit of Lanín Volcano, one of Patagonia's iconic peaks. Spend a night in a mountain camp at 2400m on the slopes of the volcano while preparing for the push to the ice-capped summit, accompanied by a professional mountain guide. Relax in San Martín de Los Andes on your return and celebrate your epic climb.
2 Days
$480

Climb Lanín Volcano - 2 - $480

Trip Summary and Itinerary Map

    Day 1: Trek to 2400m; tented mountain camp on the slopes of Lanín Volcano

    Day 2: Trek to Lanín Volcano summit; San Martín de Los Andes

    Landmarks visited on Climb Lanín Volcano

    Operator's Itinerary

    Day 1: Trek to 2400m; tented mountain camp on the slopes of Lanín Volcano

    We start from San Martín de Los Andes at 7am, heading 100km north to the base of Lanín Volcano. Once there, we will register at the Forest Rangers Office and begin the climb towards the tented mountain camp at 2400m. The trek is usually quiet and the 1300m slope is taken at a slow pace. We will complete it in 4-5 hours.

    Once at the camp we take some time to recharge, rehydrate and prepare for the summit attempt. We will be adjusting crampons, practicing ice walking and ice axe (piolet) self-arrest techniques. We practice this now so that your first experience with this equipment is not at dawn the next day with only a headtorch for light. Dinner and bed at the tented mountain camp is early in preparation for a very early start the next day.

    Length of hike: 4-5hrs

    Meals: Picnic lunch, dinner

    Accommodation: Mountain camp


    Day 2: Trek to Lanín Volcano summit; San Martín de Los Andes

    Weather permitting, we leave the mountain camp and start our trek to Lanín Volcano summit at about 3am. Depending on conditions, the first section might be over rocky ground though we'll later need to put on crampons to walk safely on hard snow. The pace will be slow but constant as we make our way along the 1400m of slope towards the summit. This takes 5-7 hours depending on the group and the weather.

    Once on the summit we will enjoy the stunning views. Then we start our descent and upon reaching the mountain camp we will collect our sleeping equipment and continue to the base of the volcano where a vehicle will be waiting to take us back to San Martín de Los Andes.

    This is a long day that demands 10-13 hours of physical activity. In the evening we meet for a well-deserved celebratory dinner.

    Length of hike: 10-13hrs

    Meals: Breakfast, picnic lunch

    Prices, Departures and Inclusions

    Base price of USD $480 per person is based on a group of 4 people


    The trip price varies depending on group size as shown below:

    6 people: USD $480 per person

    5 people: USD $480 per person

    4 people: USD $480 per person

    3 people: USD $480 per person

    2 people: USD $540 per person

    Boutique hotel and hostel accommodation is available in San Martín de Los Andes for pre- and post-hike nights. If you would like us to organise this for you, just get in touch.

    Departures from November to March for a minimum of 2 people.

    Please contact us for more details on pricing and departures.

    2021

    2022

    Start date Price (pp)
    November 2021
    4-Nov-2021 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    11-Nov-2021 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    18-Nov-2021 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    25-Nov-2021 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    December 2021
    2-Dec-2021 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    9-Dec-2021 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    16-Dec-2021 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    25-Dec-2021 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    January 2022
    1-Jan-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    6-Jan-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    13-Jan-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    20-Jan-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    27-Jan-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    February 2022
    3-Feb-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    10-Feb-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    17-Feb-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    24-Feb-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    March 2022
    3-Mar-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    10-Mar-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire
    17-Mar-2022 $480 Provisional Date Enquire
    24-Mar-2022 $480* Provisional Date Enquire

    * Note: Prices are per person. Paid in USD ($) - figure above is based on today's exchange rate. Actual cost $480

    Additional Notes

    Group size – 4 per guide maximum

    Joining and departure instructions – Please arrive in San Martín de Los Andes the day before your trip. In the afternoon we will have a briefing with the mountain guide who will lead our expedition. We'll check our equipment, get informed about the final details of the trip and clear up any doubts that arise. If you would like help booking your pre/post-climb arrangements please just let us know.

    Private excursion or group trip – Enjoy this trek as a private excursion, or as part of a larger group on set dates throughout the season. Please ask us for details.

    Mountain guide – To summit Lanín Volcano, all groups must be accompanied by a professionally qualified mountain guide.

    Includes

    • Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 picnic lunches, 1 dinner
    • Accommodation: 1 night in tented mountain camp
    • Transfers: San Martín – volcano base – San Martín
    • Qualified Mountain Guide
    • Guide assistant if necessary
    • Safety equipment (crampons, ropes, harness, helmet)
    • Safety equipment
    • Permissions

    Excludes

    • Meals not indicated in itinerary
    • Drinks during lunch and dinner
    • Porters (available on request)
    • Transfers to/from San Martín de Los Andes
    • Any extra/optional excursions
    • Personal equipment (see our recommended kit list)
    • Personal travel insurance
    • Gratuities/tips
    • Porters (please enquire if these are available)
    • International and domestic/in-country flights
    • Any visa, passport and vaccination expenses

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