The volcano is 83 km north east of Puerto Montt. The height is 3,460 meters above sea level and its three peaks are the highest points of this part of the Andes. The frontier between Chile and Argentina passes through the highest peak.
There is a high level of precipitation throughout the year. The climate is mild and wet, with an average annual temperature of 11ºC.
The access trails are only passable on foot or horseback. It is perfect scenery for excursions and for the observation of flora and fauna such as skunks, foxes, humming birds and hares.