A classic snow capped cone volcano just outside Pucon. One of the most climbed mountains in South America, there are numerous group departures daily (depending on the weather) from Pucon.
|Duration:||1 day - 18 km's / 1546m ascent|
|Access:||NO public buses - Tour buses going daily in good waether|
|Grade:||Hard, use of ice axe and crampons|
|Notes:||Park authorities require proof of experience if ascending without a guide.|
The are daily buses to Pucon from both the north and south.
There are plenty of accommodation option in Pucon, this is just one: Ecole
This Aoneker map shows the complete acsent of Volcano Villarica & Volcano Quetrupillan.
This mountain is most commonly climbed as part of an organised group from Pucon. There are regulations in place and a solo/independent ascent should be possible, but enquire in Pucon. This one company that organized treks is Sol y Nieve, they have been around for many years. All organised groups are provided with crampons, Ice Axe and protective clothing for a sfae ascent of the Volcano.
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The summit 2846m
Start of the route