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Mount Etna: Winter High Altitude Trekking

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Mount Etna: Winter High Altitude Trekking

From US$ 102.74 per person

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure and admire breathtaking views on this guided climb up Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. With a volcanology expert, soak up epic winter landscapes and marvel at the wonders of mother nature.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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  • Climb up the highest, active volcano in Europe with expert guides
  • Soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of the volcano's craters
  • Trek across snowy landscapes and admire the beauty of mother nature
  • Learn about the fascinating 2001 Eruption and see the Valle del Bove depression
Full description
Discover the high altitude wonders of Mount Etna’s southern slope on this epic, guided climb. Start the adventure from 2500 meters above sea level at the site’s cable car arrival terminal and learn about the fascinating 2001 Eruption while admiring the great Valle del Bove depression which deeply marks the eastern side of the volcano. As you climb, soak up once-in-a-lifetime views of the mountainous scenery and the sprawling countryside below. Highlights of the tour include the Summit Craters, the Craters of 2002, the Cisternazza, the Piano del Lago, and the ancient Montagnola Crater. At the end of an unforgettable experience, descend from the summit area of the volcano towards the cable car terminal which takes you back down. The excursion is carried out and adapted to the meteorological and volcanic conditions of the day, and respects the safety of the participants at all times.
  • Trekking shoes and trekking pole
  • Volcano or alpine guide
  • Insurance coverage in the event of an accident
  • Rock helmet
  • Other equipment for the activity
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Round-trip cable car
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with high blood pressure
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet point at the Ashàra's info point located at Rifugio Sapienza

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Important information

What to bring

  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Long pants
  • Warm clothing
  • Hat

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Sleeveless shirts
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes
  • Pets

Know before you go

  • After a short briefing the excursion will begins with a cable car ride up to 2500 meters
  • Given the continuous and unpredictable evolution of the volcanic activity, the excursions could undergo variations, or, in extreme cases, be cancelled, at the discretion of the guide for safety reasons
  • Excursion is for moderately trained hikers
  •  The excursion is also possible for children aged ten and up
  • To avoid any risks you should be in good health and inform your guide before the hike of any medical issues that may be impacted by the change in elevation throughout the hike
  •  The guide is entitled to stop the excursion for any reason that could compromise the safety and therefore the physical integrity of an individual or of the entire group
  • Necessary gear: trekking boots with high socks, trekking poles, rock helmet (free rental), extra t-shirt, winter clothes, backpack (10-20L), water, snack and packed lunch
  •  It is recommended you wear long pants, and bring gloves, a hat, sunglasses
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 7 reviews

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We did this excursion with the guide Giuseppe: capable, competent, safe and polite guide. It allowed us to have a unique experience even with our daughters, for whom it was very informative both for all the specific and geological information, and in the educational field in respect of nature and an environment as particular and unique as a volcano. . Highly recommended !!

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January 7, 2022

I cannot compliment this team enough! From the preliminary organisation, transfer and communications to the day itself, the Ashara team went out of their way to ensure I had an amazing experience. A special thanks to Mary for all her assistance and organisation. Massimo, my guide, is enthusiastic, knowledgeable and passionate. He delivered an incredible adventure, one I will never forget! We were taken off the main tourist track during our descent, the views were majestic and unspoiled. Simply incredible! Massimo - I cannot thank you enough for the day! Fantastic experience from a fantastic guide! If you are looking to make unforgettable memories, make sure you book this excursion! I plan on doing it again when I return to Sicily. Thanks Ashara Team!

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January 5, 2020

Could not go to the summit because of the volcanic activity (it is not their fault, obviously, but it was therefore expensive for us for a route that we could do alone ...) They are very professional, good care , equipment available if necessary, good supervision. But beware, a little disparate group (of all ages, of all physical conditions), therefore, quite slow rhythm.

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January 1, 2020

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