The must-do activity of Pucon : Join us and climb one of the most active volcano in the world! With the supervision of our team of professional guides you will live an amazing day, admiring the incredible scenery from the crater (2 847 m) with a view on the other volcanoes of the region of Araucania. The ascent is possible for everybody from 12 years old with parental authorization. You will need a medium or good physical condition, depending on the season and on the weather condition, to realize this not technical ascent of 1050m to 1650m vertical gain. Our advice: “take your chance when you arrive” because the weather conditions are not steady. We organize trip to the volcano every day if the weather is good. We pay for a very liable forecast website so we only go if we are sure the weather is good. You need to come by the agency the day you arrive in Pucón in order to try all the equipment the day before the ascension and check the forecast together. The idea is to try the ascension the first day because the success of the hike depends on 3 factors: the weather, the wind and the fumes. If the conditions are not good on your first day you will do it the day after without additional cost. The price includes: -All the equipment (mountain boots, crampons, gaiters, over pants, over jacket and a plastic sledge to slide down, ice axe, gloves, backpack, helmet and a gas mask). We have the best gear in Pucón and we are the only one to use gas masks when necessary (+ 4000 pesos). -A professional mountain guide and his assistant for each 6 persons (English and Spanish speaker), whereas all the other agencies have 1 guide for each 6 person and 1 assistant for each 15 persons. -Transportation, -The insurance, -The entrance in the Villarrica National Park. You need to bring : -1 comfortable pair of pants -3 layers on top (tee-shirt, fleece, jacket) -suncream, sunglasses -2 hats (cap and a beanny) -cotton long socks -Your lunch and water (2L) The departure time is at 6:45 at the agency. The ascension lasts 3/4 hours with the chairlift. If you do not want to take the chairlift or if it is closed (if it’s too windy), the hike lasts 4/5 hours. For the descent, you will walk down and slide down on plastic sledge on the snowy parts and you will be back in Pucón between 3pm and 5pm. In winter, we also organize ski trips to the volcano !