Expert guides lead climbers towards the crater of the most active volcano in Chile. They know the route like the back of their hands.
Villarrica Volcano stands majestically between the Cities of Pucón and Villarrica. Its constant igneous activity is impressive. That is why we might think it is impossible to reach its crater. The truth is this activity represents a fantastic adventure if carried out in the company of specialized guides.
Its height guarantees amazing panoramic views that encourage adventurers to go uphill. We were tempted by this promise and, after making all necessary arrangements and understanding the particular characteristics of this mountain trek as compared to our fitness, we set out.
The gathering point was the travel agency. We were introduced to the guides and the rest of the group. We tested our gear and got on a shuttle towards the bae of the volcano. It was a cool morning but the weather was fine. We were eager for the exploit to start.
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Level of Difficulty: Medium - high.
Duration: 9 hours average in all.
Timetables: 9 hours average in all.
Recommendations: It is essential to carry enough water or juice to avoid dehydration. Also, pack sunscreen (+15), lunch, chocolate and fruit.
Contact: Politur Travel & Adventure
O Higgins 635 (4920000) Pucón, IX Región, Chile
Contact: Sol y Nieve
Lincoyan 361-B (4920000) Pucón, IX Región, Chile Tel: +56 45-2444761 Cel: +56 88286571
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