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Lascar, San Pedro de Atacama

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Volcano
Set foot on Lascar, the northern Chilean Andes' most active volcano. Tackling the volcano with a guide is a must, because of the high altitude and the eruptive history of the site. Despite the path's gentle incline, guides set an easy pace as to protect against the effects of the high altitude, which can be draining on a long hike. See sweeping views from the summit, with the otherworldly salt lakes below appearing like mirrors among the dusty, volcanic landscape. You can't acess the volcano during periods of increased seismic activity, so check with reliable local sources before booking your tour. Use our San Pedro de Atacama trip itinerary planner to visit Lascar on your trip to San Pedro de Atacama, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • One of the most beautiful summit views I've experienced so far! The difficulty of the hike depends on two things: the altitude and the weather. The first you can control by acclimatising a few days be...  more »
  • If you like adventures, this one is a must do! Or you can try exploring other volcanos in the area. My greatest advice, check the weather condition days before going there and including it in your sch...  more »
  • We did the ascension with our guide Victor from Ivero Travels and I can only recommend it! The guide was very professional, friendly and helpful and of course climbing the volcan itself is an unforget...  more »