VILLARRICA VOLCANO CLIMB – PUCON AREA
Time full day: 8 hours Fitness level: active Experience: none
Includes: Mountain Guide, Transport, Entrance Fee at National Park, All equipment and full insurance
Not included: food, water and chairlift ($6.000 per person)
Breakfast at hotel and early drive to Villarrica Volcano (7 am). Began the ascend to Villarrica Volcano, from 5-8 hrs, depending on the pace, then back to town and free time.
Box lunch included and lodging at Hotel in Pucón
This morning you will have to be ready at 7 o’clock and if the weather conditions are favorable, we’ll start driving to the Pucón Ski Resort located at the base of the volcano at 1.400 meters / 4.593 feet. Ascending the active Villarrica Volcano is without a doubt a once in a lifetime experience, the climb is not technical, but you need to be in good shape to reach the summit.
Once we arrive at the parking lot we can buy the lift ticket that will take us to the higher part of the ski courses at 1.800 mts / 5.906 feet, saving us almost 2 hours of climbing.. The views from the top are absolutely mind-blowing, overlooking five lakes and several volcanoes in the distance such as Llaima and Lanín. The descent is quite fun, especially when we can slide down the snow on our rear ends. We’ll return to the vehicles around 5 pm and immediately head off to Pucón, where we hand back the gear.