Antisana climb with acclimatization, 10 days

A 10-day trip suitable for any mountaineering level. As your guide, I will help you to climb The Antisana with a proper acclimatization.




Trip Duration

10 days

Mountain Range


People per Guide

1 person

Trip Level


Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified


    An incredible climb on snowed slopes with the paradoxical background of the Ecuadorian Jungle. After an intensive acclimatization you will reach the Antisana Summit!

    Welcome to an expedition towards the furthest volcano of the world: the Antisana.

    Do you dare to climb to 5.756 meters above sea level on a 10-day adventure? Well, so you will love this trip. 

    Antisana Volcano is the 4th summit with more altitude of all Ecuador. It has a very cracked glacier ideal for challenges lovers. Anyway, this expedition is suitable for all kind of levels. The way up to the top offers many varied routes, adapting them to each skill.

    If you are interested and want to know more details, you can keep reading the following day-by-day itinerary:

    DAY 1: QUITO

    We will take you from Quito airport to a hotel in the city.


    We can make a tour around the old town of Quito, a cultural heritage. Then, we will have a group meeting in order to plan our trip. By the afternoon, we will enjoy a first acclimatization hike and prove that the equipment is properly checked.


    We will be taken to the cable car starting point. After 10 minutes, we are in our trail-head ready to the hike. We will walk across a rocky and sandy positive drop for the next 2 hours. After that, we will be finally at the summit of Rucu Pichincha peak. Total walking time: 4 or 5 hour. Return and sleep in Quito.


    We leave Quito in the morning in direction to the South up to the base of the Iliniza. There, porters will carry the luggage in order to help you to make your climb lighter. We will reach Illiniza hut, we’ll dinner and rest very early.


    At midnight we are ready to start the climb. Here, we’ll need to use technical gear to climb the glacier. The vertical drop continues, so we should use crampons until we get to South Illiniza Summit!

    The descent will be done by the same route. But you don’t worry! I can assist you if the negative slope is difficult for you. Once we are at the hut, we return to the Illiniza parking and a transfer will take us to the hotel. Total walk/climb time of the day: 6 hours.

    **Optional: you have the option of climbing North Illiniza. It is ideal and much easier for beginners. .


    We’ll begin a hike up to the base camp of Antisana. It is at 4.600 meters of height. We’ll set up our tents and spend the night in such amazing point.


    We start the ascent again at midnight. We reach the summit after 7 hours of intense walk. Then, we’ll return to the camp and spend the night in there.


    We’ll use this day in case of bad weather or if the group needs an extra resting day.


    Nearing the end of this trip, we go back Quito where you can fly home in a midnight flight (it’s optional)


    Good bye and end of our services!

    As you can see, they are very challenging summits and that’s why you should count on the help of a certified mountain guide (like me!). I’ll be awaiting your contact. You can ask me any question you have!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    4000 USD

    Group of 2
    2000 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
    • Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back
    • Permit and entrance fees
    • Drinks
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Other details


    Hotel accommodations for specified time in Quito and other places mentioned in this program


    About the Guide


    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

    I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.

    I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.

    I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.

    From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.

    I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.



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    What People are Saying about Fredy Tipán


    Fredy Tipan is like a superhero of the outdoor world. He knows absolutely everyone, has climbed and guided in the most epic of locations all around the world, knows the mountains like old friends, and really loves what he does and who he does it for. Our trip was completely messed up after an issue with our airline tickets. We weren\'t going to be able to leave until a week after our planned departure which jeopardized our entire trek with Fredy. We didn\'t expect him to take any sort of responsibility in replanning as it was our mistake that caused the airline issue but he absolutely did. Within days he rearranged the entire trek so that we would be able to summit all our desired peaks without cutting the days down and without changing the cost. He is a class act and an incredible guide and I\'d say my husband and I both consider him a friend as well. We will definitely be booking another trip with Fredy Tipan and recommend him to anyone looking for the real deal in outdoor Guides. Thank you, Fredy!
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    Kally Chamberlin
    Amazing short but exciting climb to a summit with outstanding views. Perfect acclimatization peak for the bigger Ecuadorian volcanoes, with a cozy hut and a nice approach walk. Fredy was fantastic, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!
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