Climb Pucón`s Active Volcano
The ascent to the summit of steaming Volcano Villarrica (2,847m), towering menacingly over Pucón, is an adventure positively fizzing with excitement. Picture yourself on top of the volcano, armed with crampons and ice-axe, standing over a lava-filled crater bellowing smoke. Around you, a beautiful panorama of turquoise lakes, green valleys and snow-capped Andean volcanoes. Your hard work to make the accent is rewarded by an fun slide down the volcano. Skiing and snowboarding is also possible. POLITUR gives you an expert mountain guide and top equipment to ensure you full safety and maximum excitement.
Duration 7am - 5pm
Season All year round, depending on weather conditions
Included Transport to and from volcano, expert English-speaking guide, radio contact for whole trip, complete equipment, accident insurance, National Park entrance.
Details - Day before: Try on snow boots and waterproof clothes. Prepare: pack lunch (sandwiches, chocolate, fruit, 2 litres water), suncream (factor 30), fleece, t-shirt, comfortable clothing, long thick socks.
7am: Meet in POLITUR. Equipment provided: snow boots, waterproof clothes, rucksack, gaiters, gloves, beanie, sunglasses, crampons, ice-axe.
8:30am: Tranferred to the Volcán(1,400m). Advice on equipment use, start climb. Option of chair-lift to 1,800m (cost 3000p extra).
1:30pm: Reach summit (2,847m). Admire view and crater. Recover!
2:00pm: Start descent,sliding on your bottom in the snow.
3:30pm: Minibus leaves for Pucón.
You need a basic level of fitness. People with serious breathing or heart problems should not attempt the climb. The climb is not suitable for pregnant women.
-12) Pucón/Villarrica Tours
-11) Valdivia River Tour
-10) Lakes of the South
9) Volcanic Caves
8) Sports Fishing
7) Area Tour
6) Antilco Farm
5) Scenic Horse-Riding
4) Hot Springs
3) Araucanía National Parks
2) Whitewater Rafting
1) Volcano Villarrica