Day 1, 7th of December: Santiago Airport (570m) - Temuco (360m) - Lago Villarrica, near Pucon town (227m)
Make connection flight from Santiago to Temuco. Transfer to Pucon, meeting with guide and question time. Free afternoon.
1 hour flight, 2 hour drive (BD) Hotel Cumbres Sur 3*
Day 2, 8th of December: Lago Villarrica - Volcano Villarrica (2847m) - Lago Villarrica
Early start. We have a 30 minute transfer to the base of the Villarrica volcano, from where start our climb. The first part follows a small trail and higher up we have snow fields to the summit. On the summit we can see the lava and smoke coming out of the crater. Same way back down. In the evening we can visit Menetue Thermal Park, where we can enjoy the hot springs. Drive back to hotel.
Vertical accent 1450m / 4760
1 hour drive, 6 - 7 hour climb (BLD) Hotel Cumbres Sur 3*
Day 3, 9th of December: Lago Villarrica - Puerto Varas (60m) - Teski Hut (1170m)
After breakfast we make transfer first to the town of Puerto Varas. At Puerto Varas we stop for lunch and have time for a short visit. We then drive to the Teski hut at the base of the Volcano Osorno. The whole area is very pictures with views of the lakes, forest and snow caped volcanos. Today is also a rest day.
5 - 6 hour drive (BLD) Teski Hut
Day 4, 10th of December: Teski hut - Summit of Volacon Osorno (2652m) - Teski hut - Puerto Varas
Very early start for the summit. It’s all most a 1500m climb, making it a long day. The start follows the ski runs and higher up we meet the snow and ice. The very last bit has a steep section. On a clear day you can see the other volcanos and hundreds of lakes in the region. Same way back down. Once at the Teski hut we drive back to Puerto Varas. Vertical ascent 1500m / 4921 ft
7 - 9 hour climb, 1 1⁄2 hour drive (BLD) Hotel Enjoy 4*
Day 5, 11th of December: Puerto Varas - Summit of Volcano Calbuco (2015m) - Puerto Varas
Another early start today. We make a short drive to the base of the mountain from where we start our climb. The climb is very similar to the Osorno volcano. It’s a bit longer today. Same back down and transfer back to hotel.
Vertical ascent 1700m / 5577 ft
2 hour trek, 2 - 3 hour drive with stops (BLD) Hotel Enjoy 4*
Day 6, 12th of December: Puerto Varas - Curarrehue village (780m)
Transfer to the village Curarrehue. At Curarrehue we get ready for the 2 day climb to Volcano Lanin.
5 - 6 hour drive (BLD) Cabins up to 5 people in one cabin.
Day 7, 13th of December: Curarrehue village - Camp 1 (3000m)
Today we have a 1 hour drive to the start of the trail head. At the trail head we trek up to the camp 1. Trail goes through forest and if front of us the volcano Lanin. Camp will already be set up once we arrive.
1 hour drive, 4 -5 hour trek (BLD) Camping
Day 8, 14th of December: Camp 1 - Summit of Volcano Lanin (3710m) - Camp 1 (Solar Eclipse day)
Another early start for the summit. Today is not as long as the other climbs. We start on the lower slops through volcanic ash and higher up we meet to the snow line where we need to use crampons. On a clear day we have amazing views of all the lakes and the other volcanos in the area. Same way back down.
Vertical ascent 700m / 2300 ft
Once back at camp we can see the full Solar Eclipse.
Details about the Solar Eclipse
Duration of totality: 2 hours, 49 minutes, 29 seconds
Partial begins: 14 Dec at 11:42:32 am
Full begins: 14 Dec at 1:04:58 pm Maximum:
14 Dec at 1:05:13 pm
Full ends: 14 Dec at 1:05:30 pm
Partial ends: 14 Dec at 2:32:01 pm
6 - 8 hour climb (BLD) Camping
Day 9, 15th of December: Camp 1 - Curarrehue village
An easy day today. After breakfast we trek back down to the road. Transfer to Curarrehue village.
3 - 4 hour trek, 1 hour drive (BLD) Cabins up to 5 people in one cabin
Day 10, 16th of December: Curarrehue village- Temuco - Santiago Airport
Drive back to Temuco and take flight back to Santiago airport Transfer to airport, 2 - 3 hour drive, 1 hour flight (B)
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