A 7 day cross border trek with three Volcano Summits
On the Argentina / Chile Border between San Martin de los Andes (Argentina) and Pucon (Chile). This is a combination of the Lanin & Villarica routes described on other pages and a 2383m high Volcano that lies between them.
Aoneker 1:100,000 Vn. Villarica y Vn. Quetrupillan
From Junin de los Andes or San martin de Los Andes the bus via Hito Paso Mahuil Malal to Curarrehue & Pucon. Get off at Guarderia Tromen.
Day 1: Transport to Guarderia Tromen and ascent to Refuge
Day 2: Ascent to summit of Lanin and descent to Guarderia Tromen
Day 3: Trek across border (Argentina and Chile immigrations) and camp at Laguna las Abutardas
Day 4: Trek to base of Volcano Quetrupillan camp past Lago Azul
Day 5: Ascent of Quetrupillan and trek to Porteria Quetrupillan
Day 6: Trek to Voipur Camp on West slope of Villarica
Day 7: Early morning start, ascent of Villarica
This is a fantastic traverse that is infrequently walked. Many people will be encountered on Lanin and Villarica but very few in between. Map reading and route finding skills needed for this 7 day self supported trek.
Alternative to catch bus across border between Argentina and Chile, but you will probably need to book in advance and arrange pick up at Guarderia Tromen, as they need the passenger list for the Immigration controls and bus can be full.
Depending upon time of year, Ice Axe and Crampons may be need for all three volcanoes.
Only shop en route will at Guarderia Tromen, small shop at the Chile immigrations. Remember you can't bring fruit and fresh produce into Chile.
On day 1 water may be limited & dirty on Lanin, take what you need or allow for melting snow.
On day 6 water is VERY limited around the base of Villarica. What water this is may be very dirty (undrinkable).
|Distance:||50 km's return|
|Access:||Medium - a public bus every few hours|
|Park Entrance $:||None|
|Notes:||Easy one day trek|