trip duration TRIP DURATION
2 days
mountain range MOUNTAIN RANGE
max people per fuide MAX PEOPLE PER GUIDE
trip level TRIP LEVEL
best period OFFER PERIOD
type of trip TYPE OF TRIP
Not specified


Iliniza North (5.126 meters) is one of the most popular hiking routes in Ecuador as it is known for being less difficult to climb than Iliniza South (5263 meters). Moreover, because of its height, it is perfect for acclimatization when you attempt to reach Cotopaxi volcano (5.897 meters).

What are now two separate mountains, Iliniza North and Iliniza Sounth, used to be a whole volcano with a crater, which eventually split up in two.

During the ascent you will appreciate the beauty of the peak and the wonderful views of the mountains and valleys that surround the Ecuadorian Iliniza North.

As there is very little snow on the summit, crampons are not specially needed though the ascent does require resistant walking boots.

You can check out the complete itinerary below and don’t doubt writing me if you have any questions. It’ll be a pleasure to inform you whatever details you need.

Join me on this 2-day ascent to one of the most beautiful peaks in Ecuador, Iliniza North, and get ready to admire nature from more than 5000 meters tall. I’ll be glad to have you in this unique adventure and hope you come and witness nature´s greatness. Request to book this trip!


Day 1

Quito- El Chaupi

We’ll leave in the morning and head south through the ‘Avenue of Volcanoes’ towards the small village of ‘El Chaupi‘. Then, we’ll go to La Virgin and start our hike. We’ll hike for 3 hours to the mountain hut, have lunch, dinner and spend the night.

Total hiking time: 3 hours.

Day 2

El Chaupi- Iliniza North Summit- Quito

We’ll take the normal route and the main ridge to the summit of Iliniza North. It will take between 3 to 4 hours of hike. Then we’ll descend and return to Quito.

Total hiking time: 3 to 4 hours.

Price per person

1 Person380USD
Group of 2260USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • Half-board meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Permit and entrance fees
Price includes: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, tea and coffee.Price excludes: Climbing equipment (boots, crampons, harness, ice axe), personal equipment (mittens, rain jacket, sleeping bag), meals not mentioned, personal expenses, tips and beverages.

Other details

Skill level required


Fitness level required


Meeting point

Quito, the capital of Ecuador.


Mountain hut.

More info

You will need: Back pack, warm and rain clothes, trek shoes, 2 to 3 pair of socks, hat or cap, gloves, flashlight (torch) with spare batteries, sunglasses with a strap, sun block, camera, with spare batteries.

You can join a group in any dates.


Before this 2 day mountain climb, you should have some prior acclimatization less than a week before the trip begins.