Trek Chile Volcanoes

Volcano Casablanca

A guide to climbing some volcanoes in Chile...

This page was last updated on: 19 April, 2015

Overview

An easy half day ascent (2½ hours up) of this straight forward volcano offers great views over volcanoes Puyehue, Osorno & Calbuco and Cerro Puntiagudo.

Volcano Casablanca 2240m
Duration: 1/2 Day, 700m ascent
Grade: Easy
Access: Private vehicle
Costs: CL$ 2500 (2011)
Equipment: Ice axe and crampons only in early season

 

Slideshow

View of Casablanca from start of trail
View back down over the Raihuen crater
View to Puntiagudo & Osorno

Info

NOTE: This information was last verified/updated in 2011.

Located about 100km east of Osorno.

Access: From Osorno, head east on route '215' for about 75 km's then turn off following the signs for the Antillanca Ski Centre (you will pass the Hotel Termas de Puyehue). The ski centre is about 18 km's on a good gravel road from route '215'.

Route: From the Ski Centre on paying a CL$ 2500 (in 2011) fee you can drive up the access track of the ski centre for 3 km's to the Raihuen crater where you can park. From here you can see the summit. Cross to the left hand side of the flat bottomed Raihuen crater and pick up the path just to the right of the small gorge on the north side. Ascend to the rim of the crater and head to the broad north west ridge of Volcano Casablanca, once you start ascending on the loose volcanic scree you should find a well trodden trail that leads to the metal box on the summit. Return via the same route. It's about a 2½ hours to the summit from the Raihuen crater.

Maps: Volcan Casablanca (Antillanca), Aonerker: 1:50,000

Accommodation: Consider staying at the thermal pools: http://www.termasaguascalientes.cl/en/aguascalientes

Overview Map

Volcano Casablanca 2240m: volcano summit Start of trek: start of trek