San Jose Volcano (5.856 masl)


San Jose Volcano

An incredible expedition in the depths of the Cajón del Maipo

 

Only two volcanoes in the central Andes are active, one of them is the majestic and imposing San José Volcano, and the other, the Tupungatito Volcano. The San José Volcano rises with its 5,856 meters above sea level in the beautiful valleys of the Cajón del Maipo. It belongs to the San José Volcanic Complex, a volcanic complex that has several emission centers aligned in a northwestern direction, forming two main volcanic buildings superimposed. The southern volcano, with a flattened summit, is the main cone, with four central craters superimposed forming a depression, in whose northern half the active crater is located, with a small dome inside and almost permanent fumarolic activity. The northern volcano has a wide open crater to the southwest and two small cones on its southeastern and northern flanks. This complex is covered by extensive glaciers on its eastern flank and several smaller glaciers on the western sector, the most important being the La Engorda snowdrift and the Nieves Negras snowdrift. There are numerous reports of recent eruptive activity, which would reach up to 21 events possibly occurring between 1822 and 1960.

Despite being a historically active volcano, an updated review of the historical record indicates that there is no clear evidence of major eruptions.

Extensive valleys, mighty rivers and millenary glaciers are part of the wonderful landscapes in which the great San José Volcano is located.

 


WHERE IS SAN JOSE VOLCANO LOCATED?

 

LOCATION: San José Volcano (5.856 masl),  Santiago of Chile.
REGION: Metropolitan Region (RM).

 


ALTITUDE

INITIAL ALTITUDE: El Cabrerío ( 2.363 msnm).
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE: San Jose Volcano (5.856 masl),  Santiago of Chile.

 


SAN JOSE VOLCANO ATTRACTIONS

 

Visit an active volcano in the central Andes

Natural viewpoint to the Andes Mountains.

High mountain expedition.

Challenging slope.

 


WHEN TO DO THIS EXPEDITION?

 

We recommend to do this expedition between the months of November and March.

 


REQUIREMENTS TO DO THIS EXPEDITION

 

No previous experience is required.

Health according to the activity.

To have the appropriate personal technical clothing for the activity.

If you are a minor, you must have written permission from your parents or tutor.

 


AVAILABLE ITINERARIES

 

Check out our itinerary options: 4-day Basic; 4-day Full/Premium.

 

BASIC ITINERARY  (TRANSPORT 4×4, GUIDANCE Y MULES) 

 

 

 

 

BASIC ITINERARY 4 DAYS ( TRANSPORT 4X4,GUIDANCE Y MULES 4 DAYS)

 

 

AVAILABLE ITINERARY SAN JOSE VOLCANO EXPEDITION

 

 

  • Location: Las Arenas Valley, Cajon del Maipo. Santiago of Chile.

 

  • Initial altitude: 2.574 masl (Las Arenas Valley – Parking).

 

  • Maximum altitude: 5.856 masl (San Jose Volcano Summit).

 

 

  • Day 1

Santiago – El Cabrerío area, Cajon del Maipo (2.100 masl) – Plantat Refuge (3.130 masl) – Camp 1 (4.200 masl).

 

We include:

 

  • Pick up in hotel, hostel, home or meeting point.
  • Meeting with muleteers.

 

 

  • Day 2

Camp 1 (4.200 masl)   –  Camp 2 (4.800 masl).

 

 

 

  • Day 3 ( Summit Day)

Camp 2 (4.800 masl) –  San Jose Volcano summit (5.856 masl) – Camp 1 (4.200 masl).

 

 

 

  • Day 4

Camp 1 (4.200 masl)-  Plantat Refuge – Santiago.

 

We include

 

  • Meeting with muleteers.
  • Drop off at Pick up hotel, hostel, home or meeting point.

 

 

SERVICES INCLUDED

 

  • Bilingual High Mountain Guide with WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course.
  • Guide assistant with WFR (Wilderness First Responder) course.
  • Muleteer and mules (round trip).
  • Entrance ticket to El Cabrerío.
  • GPS.
  • VHS radios.
  • Satellite phone (a value of $2,000 per minute used will be charged).

 

GROUP TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN

 

  • Rope.
  • Harness.

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE

 

  • Delivery of photographic sets to our customers.

 

 

SPECIFICATION OF TRANSPORT, FOOD, GUIDES, ACCOMMODATION AND OTHERS

 

  • VEHICLES 4X4

 

Our vehicles are equipped to travel in high mountain terrain, they comply with all safety systems established by law to operate in this type of terrain.

 

  • Toyota 4Runner 4×4 equipped for High Mountain.
  • Second 4×4 vehicle equipped for high mountain. This vehicle is added from 6 to 7 pax.

 

Both vehicles are included:

 

  • Identification with company logo.
  • Winter kit.
  • Sixth Spare Wheel.
  • Roll bars.
  • Conditioned equipment for mountain.

 

 

MOUNTAIN GUIDE AND ASSISTANT MOUNTAIN GUIDE

 

  • Bilingual High Mountain Guide with WFR Certification (Wilderness First Responder).
  • Guide Assistant with WFR certification (Wilderness First Responder). From 3 PAX.

 

 

SATELLITE PHONE

 

  • Iridium Satellite Phones plan Latin America ( The use of the satellite phone has a service charge associated with the use of your minutes, value per minute $2.000 CLP).

 

 

PREVENTION ELEMENTS COVID 19

 

  • Masks.
  • Alcohol Gel.
  • Infrared thermometer.

 

EQUIPMENT NOT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN IN BASIC ITINERARY AND REQUIRED IN SAN JOSE VOLCANO EXPEDITION

 

  • 4 Season Tents.
  • Gas stoves.
  • Plate/fork/knife/spoon/cup/glass.
  • Pots and utensils for cleaning.
  • All meals included during the expedition (Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner). Clients must provide and cook their own food.

 

OBLIGATORY TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT NOT INCLUDED IN THE BASIC ITINERARY

 

  • Crampons.
  • Helmets.
  • Ice axe.
  • Trekking poles.

 

Attention: If you have your personal technical equipment, it will be checked in the meeting before the activity to validate its functionality. If the guide in charge considers that the state of the equipment is not in condition to be used during the activity, it must be replaced by the equipment provided by Allmountain Chile.

 

THIS ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE

 

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE (it is better for the traveler to take out his own travel insurance, in case you need guidance, do not hesitate to ask us).
  • TECHNICAL CLOTHING (If you require technical clothing we can suggest where to rent it).
  • FOOD.
  • TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT.
  • PAYMENT OF RESTAURANT ON RETURN FROM EXPEDITION.

 

 

FOOD NOT INCLUDED

 

Food for days of expedition

 

  • Breakfast.
  • Travel snack.
  • March ration or cold box lunch.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.

Restaurants are not included

 

Price per PAX – BASIC ITINERARY (4 days)

 

IVA INCLUDED

 

1 PAX: $ 1.250.000.- CLP

2 PAX: $ 675.000.- CLP

3 PAX: $ 490.000.- CLP

4 PAX: $ 395.000.- CLP

5 PAX: $ 335.000.- CLP

 

 

 

 

FULL/PREMIUM ITINERARY 4 DAYS 

 

 

AVAILABLE ITINERARY SAN JOSE VOLCANO EXPEDITION

 

  • Location: Valle de las Arenas sector, CajOn del Maipo. Santiago OF Chile.
  • Initial altitude: 2,574 masl (Las Arenas Valley -parking).
  • Maximum altitude: 5.856 masl (San Jose Volcano Summit).

 

  •  Day 1

 

Santiago – El Cabrerio area, Cajon del Maipo (2.100 masl) – Plantat Refuge (3.130 masl) – Camp 1 (4.200 masl).

 

We include

  • Pick up hotel, hostel, home or meeting point
  • Meeting with muleteers.
  • Snack / Breakfast.
  • Marching Ration.
  • Dinner.

 

  • Day 2

 

Camp 1 (4.200 masl)   –  Camp 2 (4.800 masl).

 

We include

  • Breakfast.
  • Snack.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.

 

  • Day 3 (Summit Day)

Camp 2 (4.800 masl) –  San Jose Volcano Summit (5.856 masl) – Camp 1 (4.200 masl).

 

We include

  • Breakfast.
  • Marching Ration.
  • Cold Box Lunch.
  • Dinner.

 

  • Day 4

 

Camp 1 (4.200 masl) – Plantat Refuge – Santiago.

 

We include

  • Breakfast.
  • Meeting with muleteers.
  • Ration of March.
  • Lunch in a restaurant in Cajón del Maipo.
  • Drop off at Pick up hotel, hostel, home or meeting point.

 

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN FOR SAN JOSE VOLCANO EXPEDITION

 

  • Tents The North Face 4 stations.
  • Gas stoves.
  • Plate/fork/knife/spoon/cup/glass.
  • Pots and utensils for cleaning.
  • All meals included during the expedition (Breakfast, lunch, snack and dinner). The guides will provide the food for the clients.
  • Complete first aid kit (it is important if the client has any kind of diagnosis, such as hypertension, diabetes or other, please let the guide know in advance). We recommend that the client fill out a medical form and take his/her own medication and prescription in case it is withheld.
  • Masks, Alcohol gel, Infrared thermometer to measure temperature.

 

OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED

 

  • Bilingual High Mountain Guide with WFR certification (Wilderness First Responder).
  • Guide assistant with WFR (Wilderness First Responder).
  • Entrance ticket to El Cabrerío.
  • Muleteer and mules (round trip).
  • Gps.
  • VHS radios.
  • Satellite phone (a value of $2,000 per minute used will be charged).

 

TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN

 

  • Crampons.
  • Helmets.
  • Ice axe.
  • Trekking poles.

Attention: If you have your personal technical equipment, it will be checked in the meeting before the activity to validate its functionality. If the guide in charge considers that the state of the equipment is not in condition to be used during the activity, it must be replaced by the equipment provided by Allmountain Chile.

 

TECHNICAL GROUP EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN

 

  • Rope.
  • Arness.

 

CAMP EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN

 

  • Mattress.
  • Feather sleeping bag -30.

 

THIS ITINERARY DOES NOT INCLUDE

 

  • TRAVEL INSURANCE (it is better for the traveler to take out his own travel insurance, in case you need guidance, do not hesitate to ask us).
  • TECHNICAL CLOTHING (If you require technical clothing we can suggest where to rent it).

 

ESPECIFICATION OF TRANSPORT, FOOD, GUIDES, ACOMMODATION AND OTHERS

 

VEHICLES 4X4

 

Our vehicles are equipped to travel in high mountain terrain, they comply with all the security systems established by law to operate in this type of terrain.

  • Toyota 4Runner 4×4 equipped for high mountain.
  • Second vehicle 4×4 equipped for high mountain. This vehicle is added from 6 to 7 pax.

Both vehicles have:

  • Identification with company logo.
  • Winter kit.
  • Sixth Spare Wheel.
  • Roll bars.
  • Conditioned equipment for mountain.

 

FOOD PROVIDED BY ALLMOUNTAIN

 

Food for expedition days:

  • Breakfast.
  • Travel snack.
  • March ration or cold box lunch.
  • Lunch.
  • Dinner.

Restaurant is included

  • Lunch in a typical restaurant in the Cajon del Maipo when the expedition returns.

**IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If you require a special diet or are a vegan, coeliac or other please specify in Medical Card.

 

GUIDE AND ASSISTANT GUIDE

 

  • Bilingual High Mountain Guide with WFR Certification (Wilderness First Responder).
  • Guide Assistant with WFR Certification (Wilderness First Responder).

 

PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICE

 

  • We give our clients a photographic set.

 

SATELLITE PHONE

 

  • Iridium Satellite Phones plan Latin America ( The use of the satellite phone has a service charge associated with the use of your minutes, value per minute $2.000 CLP).

 

PREVENTION ELEMENTS COVID 19

 

  • Masks.
  • Alcohol Gel.
  • Infrared thermometer.

 

 

 

Price per PAX- FULL ITINERARY (4 days)

IVA INCLUDED

 

1 PAX: $ 1.460.000.- CLP

2 PAX: $ 850.000.- CLP

3 PAX:   $ 680 .000.- CLP

4 PAX:  $600.000.- CLP

5 PAX:  $ 540.000.- CLP

 

 


IDEAL SEASON

Between October and March, because the climate is more stable, compared to the rest of the year.


MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE LOCATION

 

PICK UP: Hotel, hostel, airport or meeting point agreed with clients.

DROP OFF:Hotel, hostel, airport or meeting point agreed with clients.

DIFFICULTY: Medium.

San José Volcano is located in the depths of the mythical Cajón del Maipo, about 77 kilometers southeast of Santiago. The great San José Volcano stands out for being one of the most visited summits by climbers from all over the world. From it, the important Maipo River is born, which crosses the entire Metropolitan Region.
It is currently one of the volcanoes that are active in Chile, but it does not represent a danger for the population.
Without a doubt, this is an unforgettable expedition, in the heart of the Central Andes.


Reservations

To validate your reservation you must deposit 50% of the total amount of the expedition. To do so, please write to our email info@allmountain.cl and we will tell you the form and details of payment.
**The payment of the reservation made from abroad is made through Paypal: When using this form of payment, the corresponding amount will be added according to the amount of the reservation, which is the Paypal charge when payments are made from abroad.


This is how we like to work and enjoy each activity

 

We work only with 4×4 cars equipped for the mountain (comfortable and with great capacity to travel mountain roads).

 

We work with groups that, in general, do not exceed six people per outing (which helps us to provide a more personalized service, in which a more familiar and concentrated atmosphere is generated).

 

Allmountain is certified by Sernatur (Certification of Tourist Guides; Certification in Adventure Tourism, sub-areas of: High Mountain, hiking, trekking, climbing) and is currently registered in the Registry of Tourism Service Providers of the same institution.

 

Our guides are people with experience in the field and have the required certifications to work in these activities (certifications that are also being updated), such as: Wilderness First Responder (WFR) Certification.

 

In each activity, we privilege the provision of a sustainable service: we use recyclable and organic products, we promote the principles of NDR (Leave No Trace), we promote local tourism, etc.

 

If you want to participate in a trekking or expedition and you do not have the technical equipment to do so, Allmountain includes them within each activity (if required). Example: tent, crampons, ice axe, helmet, etc.


We believe in a sustainable and sustainable tourism

 

In every trekking, Expedition, Mountain Tour or climbing outing, we bet on a:

 

Cultural Sustainability:

Souvenirs from local artisans: we visit cultural centers, museums, craft fairs in order to promote the consumption of products from local communities and that our customers interact with them to take a complete experience of the local community and their customs, food and others.

 

Ecological Sustainability:

We use soaps and natural cleaning products that do not contaminate the land, water of the places we visit.

We use glass containers and after each activity we separate and recycle the garbage produced during our outings.

We try to clean the places we visit or bring the garbage we find.

 

Energy Sustainability:

Solar battery chargers: we use solar battery chargers to charge our cell phones, cameras and other electronic items.


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