Just 1 hour from the city of Riobamba, in the central region of Ecuador, is the trail to El Altar, one of the most impressive mountain adventures due to its unreal landscape. Visit the Cordillera Oriental de los Andes and its beautiful green spaces and crown the adventure with a wonderful panoramic view of the Yellow Lagoon at 4300 meters high.
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The route to El Altar’s main attraction, the Yellow Lagoon, is at a height ranging from 3500 to 4300 meters. For this reason, you should acclimatize for at least one or two days in the city of Riobamba.
First, you must reach the city of Riobamba and from there, take a bus to the "La Candelaria". It is the only public transport that makes the journey to the beginning of the trail, which lasts 1:30 hours.
The best months are those that correspond to the dry season, which runs from June to November.
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