In Ecuador the Andes are particularly high due to the equatorial bulge. Some of the peaks sit further away from the centre of the Earth than Everest! This mountain range is really special. It's also packed full of hikes and mountaineering experiences.
How to get there
Fly to Quito then get a bus
Best time to visit
The mountainous areas can be visited at any time of year however October through March is the best time to visit
Ecuador has a dry season from June to September and a rainy season from October to May. The weather in the mountains is often colder
A great hike to do is to the summit of Imbabura. At 4,630 meters it doesn’t tend to have snow or ice on it so you don’t need technical equipment. This climb is ideal if you are preparing to take on a bigger mountain. Another good hike in this area is the Piñan Trek. This can be done over multiple days and takes place in the middle of the Cotacachi Cayapas Eco Reserve. This is an area of huge biodiversity. You could also choose to hike around San Pablo Lake and see Andean Condors in their natural habitat
Best Hiking Adventures in Ecuador
Nestled along South America’s Pacific Coast, sitting south of Colombia and northwest of Peru, Ecuador is a small yet incredibly diverse little country. The combination of the Andes Mountains in the east and center of the country along with the El Niño current in the Pacific Ocean, gives Ecuador, which is roughly the size
Jan 14, 2019
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