Ermitano Expediciones

Tourism agency in Pucón, Araucanía, Chile

Llaima volcano ascent, 3,125masl.

Join us for the ascent of the second most active volcano of Chile ! Llaima is located in Conguillio National Park, about 190 km from Pucón. From the moment you enter the park, you will be awed by the jurassic landscapes and native flora of the area, including the ancient Araucaria forests.

At the summit, you’ll be able to smell the volcanic gases and feel the heat rising from the earth. The view is astounding – you can see the Sierra Nevada volcano, several lakes, many rivers, and beautiful forests of Araucaria trees.

Climbing the Llaima volcano is a must for all mountain lovers passing through the Araucanía region.

Llaima volcano.

muy deportivo ?
All year round.
18 years old.
1 day.
$160 000 CLP
Llaima volcano.

muy deportivo ?
All year.
18 years old.
1 day.
$160 000 CLP

Tour Itinerary.

3:00 am
3 hours
Pick up + Transport.

We will pick you up at your accommodation in Pucón or Temuco, with the mountain equipment already prepared. (Ideally shoe fitting is done the day before).

The car ride to the base of the volcano takes about 3 hours. We begin walking at 1,500 meters above sea level.

6:00 am
Base of the volcano.

Once we arrive at the base of the volcano, the guides will give you instructions before starting the climb.

8:00 am
7 or 8 hours

During winter, the entire volcano is covered in snow. During summer, only 20% or 30% of the volcano has snow, and at the end of the summer, no more snow left. Throughout the day, we will take several breaks to hydrate, eat snacks, take pictures, review your equipment, and talk about the volcano. Your guides will stay with you the entire day.

1:30 pm
20 min
Cumbre Llaima
Summit 3,125masl.

The view at the summit is astounding – you can see the Sierra Nevada volcano, several lakes, many rivers, and beautiful forests of Araucaria trees.

If the weather permits, we'll have the opportunity to eat lunch at the summit and rest for 20 minutes.

2:00 pm
3 or 4 hours.
Persona deslizando sentada en la nieve

The way down the volcano is a unique experience. Fully-equipped with waterproof pants and a sled, you’ll slide down on the snow! We´ll walk on rocks or snow for the last part. However, depending on the conditions of the snow, we might have to walk some of all the way.

9:00 pm
3 hours
Back to Pucón.

The activity ends with a refreshing drink or beer and a delicious snack that we will share at the base of the volcano. It´s a wonderfull moment to celebrate your achievement and reflect on your experience of climbing the second most active volcano of Chile!

We will arrive back to Pucón around 9.00pm - depending on the season.

What do I need?

What is included.

  • Transportation from Pucón.
  • Entrance to the Conguillio National Park.
  • Certified mountain guides (1 guide/3 clients).
  • Insurance.
  • Photos and videos. (when conditions allow).
  • A buff : “Ermitaño Expediciones”.
  • Equipment:
    • Backpack 35L.
    • Helmet, ice axe, crampons.
    • Hiking poles.
    • Shoes,gaiters.
    • Waterproof jacket and pants.
    • Gloves.
    • Sunglasses.
    • Sled.
  • Beer or drink at the end of the tour.

What is not included.

  • Food: sandwichs, fruits, frutos secos, biscuits, chocolat etc + 2L de agua. Plastic bag for your garbage.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Comfortable clothes: warm and high socks, pants, base layer top, fleece sweater, and warm jacket.

How to book a trip.

When can I go?

  • Season: All year. During summer (January to February), there is a high demand for this activity so we recommend that you book with anticipation.
  • Weather conditions: We only carry out our excursions under favorable weather conditions. In case we have to cancel an activity, we will refund 100% of your money.


  • From 18 years old.
  • Our insurance covers climbers up to 70 years old.
  • We recommend that you are in good physical condition for the climb. The difficulty is medium/high in winter, and medium in summer. Previous experience on the mountain is not necessary.
How can I book?
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