Climbing the Osorno Volcano



Price in Chilean pesos for a group of only 1.

A day that begins before dawn and will take us from its rocky slopes to the icy slopes of its glacier, where we will have to use climbing techniques and high mountain to enjoy one of the most representative summits of southern Chile.

A mountain visible from the entire basin of Lake Llanquihue and immersed in the Vicente Perez Rosales National Park. An accessible ascent, with incredible views for one of the best mountain experiences in the chilean southern Andes.


1 night and 1 day


1 to 6 persons

1 guide every 2 clients


Puerto Varas



2,652 masl


+-14 km (round trip)


+1.600 m

Dinner and breakfast
Technical equipment

Program description

Shrouded in clouds and local legends "el Osorno" is one of the icons of Southern Chile. Its ascent is a magical experience: one in which we will find ourselves immersed in nature to go beyond our own limits.

Displaced to the west of the Andes mountain range and outstanding from a privileged environment of farming fields, forests and lakes, it is the perfect viewpoint of the geography of southern Chile.

The ascent to the 2,652m summit begins before dawn, and will take us through a demanding route in volcanic haulage, glaciated slopes and ice climbing.

From the top, we will not only take a deep breath, but we will also enjoy the panoramic views of the lakes region: the lake Todos Los Santos, the Petrohue River, lakes Llanquihue and Rupanco, the volcanoes Puntiagudo, Tronador, Calbuco, Casablanca, Puyehue and if there is good visibility, the Lanín and Llaima volcanoes in the distant Araucanía Region.

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

Itinerary & Route

Day 1

  • 7 pm

    Transportation from Puerto Varas to Osorno volcano.

  • 8:30 pm

    Registration at CONAF office.

  • 9 pm

    Dinner at Refugio Teski.

  • 10 pm

    Verification of equipment and packing of backpacks.

Day 2

  • 4:30 a.m.


  • 5 am

    Start of the ascent.

  • 12:30 pm

    Maximum time of ascent.

  • 4 pm

    Return to the Refuge.

  • 5 pm

    Return to Puerto Varas.

  • 6:30 pm

    End of Program.





Mountain guide service in a non-private program with bilingual mountain guides (Spanish / English). All guides are members of the National Associa... 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:

Activity-appropriate clothing for mountaineering and trekking (base layer top and bottom, fleece jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket & tro... 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


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


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


It is done through the website or by email ( We will confirm availability within 24 hours of receiving the information from ... 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 the Osorno 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!

    • The program includes accommodation at Osorno Volcano: bunk beds with shared showers and toilets, dinner, and breakfast at Refugio Teski ( The bunk beds are shared with wool blankets, so you will need a sleeping bag or travel blanket. You can request sheets for your bed ($8,000 CLP) or upgrade to a private room with sheets and a private toilet ($30,000 CLP single / $40,000 CLP double).

    • 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.

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

    Per group:

    For those who book the same program together, there is a discount of $20.000 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.

    Ascent in a single day:

    For those who book the same program together, there is a $30.000 CLP per person discount off the base rate for a group of 1. This discount is automatically applied when you select the number of participants at the time of booking.


    The guided ascent to the summit of the Osorno Volcano does not require any previous mountaineering or climbing experience, but a good physical condition for an activity of more than eight hours in alpine terrain.

    The ascent requires the use of mountaineering and climbing techniques and equipment. It is a glacier route with a steep slope at the top, so it is necessary to use of a helmet, crampons, ice axe and glacier travel techniques. However, the characteristics of the route and the ascent with a ratio of 1 guide for up to 2 clients allows us to introduce the equipment and how to use it, to make a good supervision of the progress with the equipment and, above all, to adapt the pace of the ascent to make a climb not only safe but also enjoyable!

    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!

    The refuge will provide dinner (soup, main course and dessert) and breakfast (yogurt, bread, jam, cheese, ham, tea, coffee, milk).

    The regular program includes accommodation in bunk beds (usually 2 persons per room, subject to availability). The bunk beds include wool blankets, but no sheets (available at extra cost), so you will need a sleeping bag or liner.

    There are also shared showers and bathrooms (hot water), as well as rooms with private toilets available upon request. It also has parking, electricity, internet, bar, and a restaurant.


    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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