Sumaco volcano is a 3830-meter stratovolcano, isolated from the amazing Eastern Cordillera of Ecuador by a deep valley. It is located 105 km from the capital city Quito. Check out our top hiking trips in Sumaco Volcano and choose your next guided expedition.
Sumaco Volcano 7-day trek and climb program
What should I know about Hiking Ecuador?
The hike to its summit does not represent technical challenges beyond being in good physical condition. Complications occur mainly because the trails are muddy with small mountains to cross, with many ups and downs.
Why should I choose Ecuador for my Hiking adventure?
Native flora and fauna
There are more than 6,000 species of plants, including more than 90 endemic species. There are also many native animals, as the "Osornophryne sumacoensis" toad that has only been seen on the eastern slopes of Sumaco, and the "Pristimantis ernesti" frog, that can only be found at the summit.
A different mountain
Its rocks are very different from other volcanoes of the Andes. This is due to its lack of andesitic composition (it is formed by another type of rocks). In addition, Sumaco is heavily wooded with a conical shape and a wide summit crater, very different from the typical Andean mountains.
Sumano Volcano is part of the Sumaco Biosphere Reserve, within the Sumaco Napo-Galeras Reserve. There are 205,249 hectares of protected forests with six different microclimates. Due to its difficult access, it is one of the best preserved areas of the country.
What can I expect from the weather during my Hiking trip in Ecuador?
It is a dry climate, with little rainfall during the year and an average temperature of 25°C.
When is the best time to travel to Ecuador for Hiking?
From April to December
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