After about 6 and 8 hours of hiking you will find this mountain hut, with good infrastructure and comfort. It is recommended that you check availability beforehand. The refuge offers several services such as mules, cooking and meals.
Best time to visit
The best months are those that correspond to the dry season, which runs from June to November
How to get there
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 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
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