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El Altar Hiking

El Altar volcano is one of the most beautiful and least known places in Ecuador. Be the first to explore it!

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. Check out our top hiking trips in El Altar volcano and hire your next mountain guide from Explore-Share.com!

Top hiking trips | El Altar:


There are many reasons for choosing Hiking in El Altar

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.


Good to know:

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

More info about Hiking in El Altar:

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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