South Chilean Volcanoes

Ski Touring

Araucania, Chile
USD$ 2300

8 days
Reviews (4):

July to October: 2300usd per climber

Transfer to our bank account
Account in dollars
Company name: Asesorias en Montaña Ltda.
Rut (company ID): 76.290.863-8
Company Address: Av Salvador 844 Providencia, Santiago Chile
Bank name: Banco de Crédito e Inversions (BCI)
Bank address: Miguel Cruchaga 920, piso 2, Santiago Chile
Bank number account: 18534929

Reservation (non-refundable)
With a U$500 deposit per climber, a reservation will be automatically generated. We send you a paypal link.

Must be made 30 days before expedition departure time. This must be paid with bank transfer.

Cancellation Policies
Cancellations made between 29 to 16 days prior the expedition will be refunded up to a 60% of the deposited money, or, if you prefer, you can keep the reservation up to one year for a new scheduled expedition of the same value.
Cancellations made 15 days (or less) before the expedition WILL NOT be refunded.

This cancellation policy covers any and all reasons for canceling participation in the expedition, including personal issues, accidents, illness, acts of nature, bad weather, etc.

Note: please ask your normal travel company about “Trip Cancellation Insurance”.

Itinerary and service (per day)

The itinerary described above is a guideline. Be aware that some changes might be done during the expedition due to weather issues. If the expedition is compromised due to a weather condition like snow storms with intense cold, or to an acclimatization difficulty from one of the members of the expedition, the chief-guide has the obligation to modify or even abort the whole expedition program if needed.
The above is for you to be aware that if something goes wrong you need to understand and (fully) cooperate with the guide, since any wrong or “too-late” decision might be fatal.

More Info

Additional information:

  • Satellite phone (fees by minute usage / U$ 6 p/m )
  • Weather can get as low as -25ºC (-13ºF) in the area

Includes & Not Includes

Our service include the following services:

  • 1 hostel night in Santiago
  • 1 refuge night in Chillan
  • 1 refuge night in Antuco
  • 2 refuge night in Lonquimay area
  • 1 refuge night in Llaima area
  • 2 hostel night in Pucón
  • Ski touring guide (Spanish / English )
  • Private transportation to ski areas (4WD or Mini Van)
  • Entrance fee to Malalcahuello national park
  • Cooking kit
  • All meals within the expedition, Breakfast, box lunch, diner (see itinerary )
  • Professional first aids kit
  • Heart rate monitor and oximeter
  • VHF Radio
  • Satellite radio
  • All group equipment; rope, ice-screw, compass, stove, GPS, etc.

Our services don’t include

  • Diners in Santiago, Pucón and Puerto Varas
  • Personal mountain equipment
  • Backcountry safety gear, transceiver (A.R.V.A) shovel, probes.
  • Traveling and rescue insurances. We strongly recommend you to get them
  • Any other service which wasn’t mentioned above. (restaurant meals,
  • beverages, tips, laundry, etc.)
  • International and national flights and boarding fees
  • High Mountain Expedition is NOT responsible for:
  • Personal services (laundry, snacks, beverages, tips, etc.)
  • Personal mountain equipment
  • Expenses in case of rescue or early departure from the expedition.
  • Delays caused by your flight or any transportation issue which you are responsible for.
  • Weather changes which may affect the expedition.


Nourishment: This is another crucial point to consider when preparing yourself for the expedition. Your feeding routine is the cornerstone to your training exercises and the expedition itself. That’s why we strongly recommend you to eat food rich in carbohydrates, proteins, fibers and minerals. Remember before and after your training exercises you must hydrate yourself.
Passport: 6 month left before expiration date and enough blank spaces for customs procedures.
Vaccines: No vaccine is needed to enter Chile.
Water: The water is good. Still, we recommend you to drink bottled-water during your first days in Chile so your body gets used to the water here.
Money exchange: If you need to trade dollars into Chilean or Argentinean pesos, do it in official places.
Language: Chile’s and Argentina’s official language is Spanish. On regular basis, it will be hard for you to communicate with ordinary people. That’s why we recommend you to get a pocket-dictionary. Nevertheless, most people working in tourism speak fluent English.
Electrical grid: 220[v] – 50[Hz].  You’ll easily find electrical transformers in Santiago or any large city, but if you have the time, get one in your country.

Clothing and proper equipment

In order to avoid any injury we strongly recommend to all the expedition members to have the mountain equipment described below. Each piece of the equipment will help us on the summit day, which may be terribly cold (even -20ºC /-4ºF). The proper equipment is crucial to achieve our goal.
Upper body parts

  • Sun hat
  • Wool hat
  • ski mask
  • 3 or 4 long sleeve polypropylene shirts (or similar)
  • fleece windstopper (or similar)
  • 1 waterproof jacket (Gore Tex, Triple Point, or similar)
  • Down feather parka with hood
  • Waterproof gloves

Down body parts

  • 2 polypropylene long underwear (or similar)
  • 1 trekking pants
  • 1 windproof pants (Gore Tex, Triple Point, or similar)
  • 2 pairs thin socks (Liners)
  • 4 pairs of thermal socks for ski
  • Gaiters
  • Trekking boots
  • Ski boots

Personal equipment

  • Skis
  • Ski Brakes
  • Ski crampons
  • Ice axe – light for ski
  • Boot Crampones
  • Climbing harness
  • 2 carabineers
  • Avalanche transceiver
  • Shovel
  • Probe
  • Bag pack from 35 to 60 lts.
  • 2 prusik cord
  • flatable mattress
  • Expedition backpack (80 liters aprox.)
  • Daypack (40 liters aprox.)
  • Headlamp (and extra batteries)
  • Sunglasses (category 3 or 4)
  • Goggles
  • 2 bottles of water (1 liter each)
  • Thermos flask (1 liter)
  • Sunscreen (SPF 50)
  • Lips sunscreen (SPF 30) (Blistex)
  • Whistle, emergency mirror, and pocket knife
  • Toiletries
  • Digital camera, a book, mp3, Binoculars. [optional]
  • Personal repair kit

Fixed Departures



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