Climbing Puyehue volcano

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$350.000

Price in Chilean pesos for a group of only 1.
Código

A classic of the Southern Chile volcanoes. Recommended both for the first mountain experiences and for those looking for good ski lines in winter. In summer it is presented as demanding and accessible trekking to be done without previous experience. A two-day experience with forest, hut, incredible views of the Andes mountain range, and of course the traces of its recent eruptions, since the one that occurred in 1960 and that of 2011.

DURATION

2 days

GROUP SIZE

1 to 8 persons

GUIDE RATIO : CLIENTS
1 guide every 4 clients

START / END

Puerto Varas

DIFFICULTY
WEATHER FORECAST

MAXIMUM ALTITUDE

2,240 masl

LENGTH

+-19 km (round trip)

ELEVATION GAIN

+-1.755 m

Transportation
Meals
Camping equipment
Technical equipment

Program description

A volcano with a truncated shape and a crater of more than 2 kilometers in diameter, from its summit, the Puyehue Volcano delivers one of the most complete volcanic experience of the region.

Despite its proximity to the Caulle and also being an active volcano, the Puyehue has no recorded historical eruptions, but it shows us enough activity in its surroundings. On its slopes, it is common to see steam vents, geysers, lava flows of different colors, and/or traces of the recent eruption - in 2011 - from its neighbor "Cordon del Caulle".

Climbing from its south face, its ascension is not complex. The approach is through a trail surrounded by a "lenga" forest (Nothofagus pumilio), then up an extensive coironal to almost reach the limit of vegetation to a rustic and comfortable wooden shelter. It´s at this point that usually starts - in the next dawn - the ascent to the main summit.

In late summer the absence of snow in the trail is common, however, in winter and spring, much of the ascent goes through the snowy hillsides.

From its summit the prevailing view is towards the main crater, the lakes Puyehue & Ranco, the "Casa Blanca" volcano, and the "Pantojo" mountain on the border with Argentina. Undoubtedly one of the best experiences of classic mountaineering in Southern Chile.

Upcoming departures:
  • Regular departures upon reservation and suitable weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2023 and January 2024.

Itinerary & Route

Day 1

  • 10 am

    Transportation from Puerto Varas to Anticura.

  • 1 pm

    Start of trekking to the refuge.

  • 5 pm

    Arrival at the refuge. Accommodation in the shelter or armed camp.

Day 2

  • 5 am

    Start of the ascent along the route of the south face.

  • 10 pm

    Maximum time of ascent. Start of the descent.

  • 12 pm

    Snack and dismiss at the shelter.

  • 1 pm

    Start of the return trekking.

  • 5 pm

    Return to Puerto Varas.

  • 7 pm

    End of Program.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CHECKLIST

DISCOUNTS

Includes:

Mountain guiding service in a non-private program with bilingual guides (Spanish / English). All guides are local and members of the National Asso... Read more

Does not include:

Tips; Additional services and private services; Equipment required by the client; Life or travel insurance; Porter service (if available); Extra e... Read more

Equipment responsibility of the client:

Clothing appropriate for the activity (base layer top and bottom, fleece jacket, wind- and waterproof jacket, trekking pants, wind- and waterproof... Read more

Experience and technical capacity required:

Apt for people without previous climbing experience but with an adequate shape to participate in up to +12 hours per day of physical activity in w... Read more

Limitations and/or restrictions of the activity:

Not suitable for people with heart problems or disabilities that may prevent them from participating in long-term strenuous physical activity, chi... Read more

Description of actions that the participant must follow for the proper development of the activity:

It will be required of those who participate in the program to respect and protect the historical, natural, and cultural heritage in which the act... Read more

Criteria used to suspend the activity:

The participant puts activity or participants safety at risk; the participant does not follow actions for the good development of the activity; cl... Read more

Insurance:

Throughout the program whenever adventure tourism activities take place: hiking, trekking, climbing volcanoes participants will be covered by comp... Read more

Price:

The prices of each program are presented in Chilean pesos (CLP, CH$) and correspond to the price per 1 person taxes included. All our programs hav... Read more

Reservation:

It is done through the website or by email (info@v2.huellandina.com). We will confirm availability within 24 hours of receiving the information fr... Read more

Payment Methods:

Payment in Cash (only Dollars, Euros, or CLP), Credit Card, Online bank transfer (Chilean - CLP or Austrian - EUR Bank). If payment is made in for... Read more

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellation requested by the client with more than 2 days before the program start date: refund available with a penal... Read more

“ChECKLIST FOR Climbing Puyehue volcano”

In the following form you can check the items you need to bring with you to participate in the program and also let us know those you do not have or will not have with you. When you submit the checklist, it will be sent to us and we will be able to add it to your reservation details and prepare everything in advance. You can also download it as a PDF and receive it in your email!

If you have any questions or queries, you can do it directly in the chat or by email!



















    • Please contact us for more information or advice on selecting clothing and/or equipment.

    • You can rent: Mountain boots (single boot, $10.000 CLP); Softshell pants ($8.000 CLP); Gaiters ($5.000 CLP); Gloves ($3,000 CLP); Backpack 30L ($5.000 CLP); Trekking poles ($5.000 CLP); Headlamp ($3.000 CLP).

    • You can order our box lunch: 2 protein/cereal bars, 2 fruits, dried fruit and a vegetarian sandwich for 10,000 CLP.

    Per group:

    For those who book the same program together, there is a discount of $50.000 CLP per person, which is applied automatically when making the reservation.

    By transport:

    If you wish to arrive on your own at the starting point of the program, $10.000 CLP per person will be deducted when making the reservation and indicating that you do not require us to transport you.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

    The weather conditions are essential for a safe and enjoyable trip. However, an accurate and somewhat reliable weather forecast can only be had about five (5) days before the planned date for the trip, so we try to be as flexible as possible with reservations made in advance:

    To be able to book a date we only require the payment of the reservation fee, and once we have a reliable forecast we re-confirm the date and coordinate the payment of the difference. But if it is not possible to start the ascent because we foresee that there will be poor visibility in the glacial area (precipitation or clouds that reduce visibility to only a few meters) we will look for an alternative date or the refund of the booking fee.

    However, if by mutual agreement we decide to start the program (that is, to go out to pick you up or to meet at the lodge), either because the forecast looks good, acceptable, or unclear, and the conditions do not allow us to reach the summit or meet the proposed objectives, there is no refund of the payment!

    Yes!

    The minimum to perform the program is one (1) person, so there is no problem in doing the program just for you. But keep in mind that it is a shared service, so if there is another person interested in the program and the date they could share the service. But don't worry we'll let you know if that happens!

    Yes, we have available trekking poles, mountain boots, gloves, backpacks, sunglasses for rent. So if you need something do not forget to let us know in the booking process.

    While most of our programs are small groups and it's almost always just the group you've booked together, our regular programs are shared services. So if you would like to book a private program in advance, it will be priced accordingly to the capacity of the clients that the guide or guides could have on that trip. Write to us to see it in detail!

    The program includes the transportation from/to Puerto Varas, Ensenada, Petrohue, Puerto Octay or Cascadas. Picking or dropping from Osorno, Puerto Montt, Puerto Montt/Osorno airport, Llanquihue or Frutillar have an extra cost of $15.000 CLP per way. Other places are available upon request.

    If you want to arrive on your own at the meeting point we will deduct the cost of transportation ($10,000CLP per person). For this you can use the coupon "transport-1p" when making the reservation (you must change the number according to the number of people who are booking, if there are 3, the coupon to use would be transport-3p).

    There are some programs that include transportation from other cities, if indicated in the description, so it will be!

    The program includes the technical equipment: crampons, helmet, harness, ice axe. So they basically only require their mountain boots, clothes, and accessories (glasses, backpack, gloves). Anyway you can see the checklist to verify that you have what you need and / or let us know if you need something!

    Some programs may also include other items (such as sleeping bags or trekking poles), so if it is indicated in the program it will be available in the program.

    It is the ascent of a mountain or volcano by a group accompanied by a (or several) Mountain Guides!

    We do our best to customize our programs to your needs, but please note that regular programs are shared services. We will always let you know in advance when more people join the same trip!

    If you will like to book in advance a private guide, it will need to be priced accordingly at the capacity of clients that your guide could have on this trip.

    Because most of our trips are small groups, it will be just you or a couple of other people, we rent the car from the guide (or our family) to develop the program: A normal car, clean, in good condition and of course with all the required permits. For bigger groups, we hire a driver with a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van or similar.

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