Ascent of Lascar Volcano

Travel through the Chilean Andes and immerse yourself in the home of the Lascar volcano, located only 70 kilometers from San Pedro de Atacama. It is one of the most active volcanoes in this mountain range and is easily accessible, making it one of the highest climbed mountains in the world!

Tour Details

  • Time:
    5h00 - 15h00
  • Maximum height:
    5582 masl
  • Slope:
    550 mts.
  • Intensity:
  • Duration:
    4-5 hours
  • Includes:
    breakfast, walking tour and snack
  • Option:
    private or semi-private

All our tours include: 4x4 cars, trilingual certified guides, professional safety materials (radio, oxygen, etc.). The entrance fee to the parks are not included. Get more information here.

*Timetable and itinerary details are provided for information purpose and may vary according to the season or climate conditions.

Tour itinerary

We will start our adventure very early in the morning, from San Pedro de Atacama. A 3-hour trip that will take us to the pleasant and quiet Lake Lejia (at 4350 meters above sea level); an impressive turquoise lagoon, where you will delight your palate with a gourmet breakfast in the presence of the wonderful flamingos.

After having taken energy, we will go to the base of the mountain (4.900 masl) to begin a 3 to 4 hrs ascent to the summit.

volcanic chimney

During the 3 km hike, you will discover impressive views of the Andes Mountains and will be able to admire the smoking volcanic chimney, observe the fumaroles and feel the intense smell of sulfur.

We will stop at the first crater to admire this giant hole. If the conditions of the group allow it, we will walk 40 more minutes to the top of the volcano, located at 5,594 meters above sea level.

Acclimatization and safety

The descent will take us about 1 hour, and then we drive back to San Pedro de Atacama.

Some basic trekking experience is necessary, as well as being healthy and fit. Ideally, you should have done several tours at altitude, to improve your acclimatization.

So what to bring?

  • 1-2 L of water
  • Coat / Windbreaker
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Canes
  • Hat

Don't you have trekking shoes, pants, a coat, gloves or other? Don't worry, we'll provide it at no extra cost. That's also the Locaventuras experience!

Need more info?

If you need more information, or want to know our alternative options, please write to Our team is also available to answer all your questions by phone at the (+56) 9 4407 0213 (Whatsapp also). Get in touch!


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