With a summit at 12,388 feet (3,776 meters) Volcano Lanin ranks among the highest peaks in Patagonia. The volcano straddles the border between Argentina and Chile, where three quarters of it sits within Argentina’s Lanin National Park. Surrounded by plains and low hills, the snow-covered conical peak is visible from towns well over 100 miles away.
A trek to the summit of Lanin takes two to three days and requires crampons and other climbing gear. During the spring and summer months (November to April), it’s possible to take a sightseeing flight over the volcano. Softer trekking opportunities abound throughout the park for visitors who want views of Volcano Lanin but don’t necessarily want to summit it.
The closest access point to the volcano on the Argentine side is Junín.