LANIN Trekking and Expedition Company  --> Argentinian Secretary of Tourism Leg. 11.495
Lanin National Park Exp. 35 L.0183, Av. San Martin 437 Office 3, San Martin de los Andes, Patagonia Arg. Phone  54 02972 425808
Climbing the Lanin Volcano ...  The summit of Patagonia

Description of the ascent

Previous day:

You must be in San Martin de los Andes. This day we will check the equipment. You will meet the guide of the expedition and will be able to ask what you want  about the next days.
We have
equipment to rent if you need.

Remember that we are a travel agency and you can make a reservation with us in hotels, buses, and other services that you can need.

Bajando en Seccional rio Turbio, pegado a la frontera con Chile en área Tromen. Cargando mochilas para empezar a caminar.

1th Day:

We will pick  you up from your hotel (6:30 AM) and will take you to the base of Lanin (area Tromen in frontier of chile) on our vehicles. We will arrive at 8:15 AM approximately, where the registration will be made with National Park Administration. After that we start to walk.

The different shelters RIM (red) and CAJA (yelow)

The first 40 minutes we will cross a forest, and after that,  we will walking on a sea of cold lava stones to "Espina de Pescado".
After that, we will take the "Desvio de Mulas" track to arrive to the shelters area (RIM y CAJA).

Primer día, base>refugio. Segundo día, Refugio>cumbre

This journey can take about 6 Hours plus different stops to rest and drink water. One of this stops we will be longer to eat our lunch. We will arrive approximately at 4 or 5 PM.
The rest of the day we must rest and have a good dinner because the next day will be more heavy and longer.





2th Day:

    This day start early in the morning because we need wake up between 3 and 5 Am, prepare our equipment and start to walk when still is night.

    If the weather and the Physical state allows it, we'll be walking about 6 or 7 hours to the summit, crossing different kinds of floors. Ice, snow, looses stones, etc. to the summit

    From the summit (3,776 masl, 12370 feet) we can see a 360º view, and a unforgettable scenery as Tronador Mountain, Volcanos: Villarica, Llaima, Choshuenco, Quetripillan and diferent lakes, rivers and valleys

    After gap of time on summit, we start to go down, stopping in different places to having lunch and rest, and we'll arriving to the base between 6 and 8 PM.
Our vehicle will be expecting there to return with us to San Martin de los Andes.

the shadow on the valleys, from the summit at 9 AM


- Since 2008 it is prohibited to be more than one night in the mountain. It is not right offer a second night, because the national park gives a second night only in emergency cases.
- Lanin turismo does not give guarantees to arrive at the summit. It depends of the weather, the physical conditions of the group and other factors outside of our control.


Info and reservations
 by contact form 
or calling to
02972 425 808
International cod. Argentina 54

LANIN adventures, Leg. 11.495 - Disp. 0479 
Av. San Martín 431 -  San Martin de los Andes - Patagonia Argentina (R), San Martín de los Andes,
Neuquén, Patagonia Argentina
Ascenso al volcán Lanin, Parque Nacional Lanin