Volcano Osorno with its perfect white cone often draped in dainty lenticular clouds and laced with crevasses and seracs is considered to be one of the most beautiful and perfectly formed volcanoes of the world. From it's summit, a glacier of isle type, you have an overwhelming view over the lakes Llanquihue, Todos los Santos, Ranco and Rupanco and over large forested hills. You can observe Petrohue River's peculiar right-hand hook away from Llanquihue Lake. During some ancient eruption, a lava flow poured off of Osorno and diverted the Río Petrohue 90 degrees overnight. Volcano Osorno is part of Chile's eldest National Park, the Vicente Perez Rosales and Chile's Lake District. It's height is of 2690 m (8825 ft) At a low speed which allows to observe the landscape, it takes 6 to 7 hours to climb up to the summit. The way back takes 3 to 4 hours. From the top of the Osorno you have a fabulous panoramic view over Volcanos Calbuco, Tronador, Puntiagudo, Yates and having good sight you can look until the volcanoes Lanin and Villarica at a distance of more than 300 km (180 miles).

We start at 5:00 am (subject to daylight time) travelling to the mountaineering and ski centre La Burbuja at 1200m of height. Here we check equipment and improve climbing techniques and start our climb. According to the technical skills of the group’s members most exposed parts of the climb are going to be covered by a fixed rope. The summit is to be reached before 14:00 pm to guarantee a safety margin to get back safely. We enjoy the marvelous views if weather conditions allow to start descend and return to the starting point.

We also offer a two days trip to climb Osorno, which is strongly recommended especially to novices to use the time advantage. Think also that it is beautiful to enjoy one night on the volcano.

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