Climbing Cerro La Picada



Price in Chilean pesos for a group of only 1.

The vestiges of an ancient volcano that joined with the desolation pass to the Osorno Volcano have created a small Patagonia in the Lakes region. A rugged mountain in the summer and with snowy and icy slopes in the winter. With accessible trails in summer that can be covered with snow in winter, allowing the use of snowshoes and skis. Its normal route allows us to enjoy beautiful trekking in the Vicente Peréz Rosales National Park and some beautiful scramble on rocks or snow in its final part. If the conditions join us, the views can be even better with one or two Condors flying in its surroundings!


1 day


1 to 9 people

1 guide every 3 customers


Puerto Varas



1,715 masl


+-16 km (round trip)


+915 m

Technical equipment
Adventure tourism insurance
Superb views

Program description

A mountain ascent immersed in a Patagonian landscape; less physically demanding than the climb of Osorno or Calbuco. With a dynamic route: combining trekking with easy steps on rocks, unique and contemplative views of the major volcanoes, the lake All Saints, and the Fields of Lake Llanquihue.

The climbing route allows safe and entertaining ascent throughout the year. In winter and spring with snowy slopes, and already in summer and autumn on rock and volcanic scree. In its beginning it crosses the upper part of the trekking "el paso de la desolación", the saddle that connects "La Picada" with the Osorno volcano, and then it continues along the ridges that go into this ancient volcano and the beginning of the climb to its summit.

The full-day will have about 16 kilometers of travel and almost 900 meters of altitude to overcome, the plan will be to leave from Puerto Varas at dawn, to make the most of our time in the heart of the Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park!

Upcoming departures:
  • Regular departures upon reservation and suitable weather conditions for a summit attempt between August 2023 and January 2024.

Itinerary & Route

Day 1

  • 5 am

    Transportation from Puerto Varas to Vicente Pérez Rosales National Park.

  • 7:30 am

    Start of trekking.

  • 11 am

    End of the trekking, start of the final climb (+-1.400m altitude).

  • 2 pm

    Maximum time of ascent to the normal route.

  • 3 pm

    Start of the descent.

  • 6 pm

    Return to Puerto Varas.

  • 7 pm

    End of service.





Mountain guide service in a non-private program with bilingual mountain guides (Spanish / English). All guides are members of the National Associa... Read more

Does not include:

Tips; Additional services and private services; Equipment required by the client; Life or travel insurance; Porter service (if available); Extra e... Read more

Equipment responsibility of the client:

Clothing appropriate to the activity (base layer top and bottom, fleece jacket, windproof and waterproof jacket, trekking pants, windproof and rai... Read more

Experience and technical capacity required:

Apt for people without previous climbing experience but with an adequate shape to participate in up to +12 hours per day of physical activity in w... Read more

Limitations and/or restrictions of the activity:

Not suitable for people with heart problems or disabilities that may prevent them from participating in long-term strenuous physical activity, chi... Read more

Description of actions that the participant must follow for the proper development of the activity:

It will be required of those who participate in the program to respect and protect the historical, natural, and cultural heritage in which the act... Read more

Criteria used to suspend the activity:

The participant puts activity or participants safety at risk; the participant does not follow actions for the good development of the activity; cl... Read more


Throughout the program whenever adventure tourism activities take place: hiking, trekking, climbing volcanoes participants will be covered by comp... Read more


The prices of each program are presented in Chilean pesos (CLP, CH$) and correspond to the price per 1 person taxes included. All our programs hav... Read more


It is done through the website or by email ( We will confirm availability within 24 hours of receiving the information fr... Read more

Payment Methods:

Payment in Cash (only Dollars, Euros, or CLP), Credit Card, Online bank transfer (Chilean - CLP or Austrian - EUR Bank). If payment is made in for... Read more

Cancellation Policy:

- Cancellation requested by the client with more than 2 days before the program start date: refund available with a penal... Read more

“ChECKLIST FOR Climbing Cerro La Picada”

In the following form you can check the items you need to bring with you to participate in the program and also let us know those you do not have or will not have with you. When you submit the checklist, it will be sent to us and we will be able to add it to your reservation details and prepare everything in advance. You can also download it as a PDF and receive it in your email!

If you have any questions or queries, you can do it directly in the chat or by email!

    • You can rent: Mountain boots (single boot, $10.000 CLP); Softshell pants ($8.000 CLP); Gaiters ($5.000 CLP); Gloves ($3,000 CLP); Backpack 30L ($5.000 CLP); Trekking poles ($5.000 CLP); Headlamp ($3.000 CLP).

    • You can order our box lunch: 2 protein/cereal bars, 2 fruits, dried fruit and a vegetarian sandwich for 10,000 CLP.

    • Please contact us for more information or advice on selecting clothing and/or equipment.

    Per group:

    For those who book the same program together, there is a discount of $20.000 CLP per person, which is applied automatically when making the reservation.

    By transport:

    If you wish to arrive on your own at the starting point of the program, $10.000 CLP per person will be deducted when making the reservation and indicating that you do not require us to transport you.


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