In the morning, we’ll go from Quito to the Pasochoa protected area. After a 4-hour hike, we’ll contemplate the Cotopaxi peak along with other mountains. We’ll also see the wildlife surrounding the area. We’ll return to Quito in the afternoon.
We’ll drive for a while and then start a 4-hour climb to Guagua Pichincha (4,784 meters). We’ll contemplate Quito from the summit. Afterwards we will go to El Chaupi where we will spend the night.
After breakfast we will enjoy a small breakfast before heading out for an easy 3-4 hour hike. Afterwards we will return to the refuge, have dinner, and rest for the night.
After a very early breakfast, we will hike to the summit of Illiniza North, following the normal route. The hike should take approximately 6-7 hours. Afterwards, we will transfer to Machachi for the night.
After breakfast, we’ll go to the Cotopaxi National Park and do a 45 minutes hike to the refuge.
After a 6 to 7 hour climb, we’ll reach the summit of Cotopaxi. Then we’ll return to the hut and move to Baños.
During this day, we’ll have a city tour around Baños. We’ll go to Pailon del Diablo waterfalls and spend the night in a hotel.
We’ll drive for a while and then hike to the Whimper Refuge, at 5,000 meters, where we’ll spend the night.
It will take us from 8 to 10 hours to reach the summit of Chimborazo. Then we’ll return to the hut and drive back to Quito.
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1 night in a hotel in Quito
1 night in Laso
1 night in El Chaupi mountain lodge
1 night in Machachi
2 nights in Baños
1 night in Cotopaxi refuge
1 night Chimborazo refuge
What to bring:
Personal clothes, warm clothes, Rain jacket, sunglasses, sun cream, gloves, hiking boots, sleeping bag, headlamp.
Rafael was born in Quito and grew up in the Andean Region. Since childhood he Ioved hiking and climbing the mountains.
In the 80 ' He participated in expeditions in Peru, Bolivia South America. In the Alps and Pyrenees and also in the Pamir Pick Communism of 7500mts.
In the 90 ' He was the founder of the School of Guides ASEGUIM, President for 7 years of the Guides Association and promoted and formed the mountain rescue group GRA.
He graduated as Mountain Guide and Guides Instructor at the ENSA in Chamonix–France.
Since 2000 he have been advising, training and participating in 16 expeditions around the world: Alaska, Aconcagua, Alps, Pyrenees, Cordillera Blanca. He has also trained and counseled Ecuadorian climbers who managed to make the 14 eight thousands without auxiliary oxygen, the 7 highest peaks of the world and Big Walls. Since 2001 he started his Adventure Tour Company which operates successfully up to the present under the name of CLIM BIKE HIKE.
Since 2010 he has been training and participating in the project EVEREST without auxiliary oxygen in one day. He has climbed the EVEREST 2 times, and he has reached the summits of: Manaslu, Shisha Pangma, Aconcagua 7 times, Denali 5 times and the summits of the Alpes Materhorn, Mont Blanc, Monte Rosa, Agille. Vert, Zugs Pitze among others.
During his 27 years of experience as a professional mountain guide Rafael has guided more than five hundred times to Cotopaxi volcano and more than one hundred times to Chimborazo, sharing with clients the culture and wonderful mountains of Ecuador.
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