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Antisana Ecological Reserve 5-day guided trek

Hike around the best spots of the Antisana Ecological Reserve in company with Pablo, a local and certified mountain guide. He will guarantee a perfect trek surrounded by native flora and fauna.

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5 Days

Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov, Dec


Description

Join me in a trek suitable for all levels of hikers around the highlights of Antisana Ecological Reserve**. Five days of pure adventure surrounded by a natural environment.**

During this guided trek among the Antisana Ecological Reserve, you can also:

  • Explore the most exotic biodiversity;

  • Admire a wide variety of Andean birds, such as condors and many other Ecuadorian species;

  • Relax in the amazing blue and hot waters of the Termas de Papallacta Resort and Spa.

Furthermore, the Antisana Ecological Reserve includes the high river watershed of the Coca and Napo Rivers. Besides that, it has a unique native flora and fauna thanks to its proximity to the Amazon Jungle.

During this trek I am proposing we will hike with the snow-capped Antisana Volcano as background. The trail will takes us across the Pintag Village. Then, we’ll hike through some paramo lands into the cloud forest. After the trek, there is an optional extra day to enjoy the hot springs of Papallacta.

If you want to know the detailed day-by-day program of this trek, please find the complete itinerary at the bottom of this description.

Finally, let me know if you have any doubt or question. As a local guide I know the region better than anyone and I am here to help you to plan a perfect program according to your expectations.

Feel free to contact me. I will be waiting your message!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner


Itinerary

Day 1: Starting point

Drive to Hacienda El Inga and, after loading our gear we set off to the valley of La Dormida. Then a 5-hour hike will lead us to a campsite by the river.

Day 2: Paramo grasslands

Early in the morning, we walk across the Páramo grasslands and a high mountain pass near Antisanilla. Then, we descend to a crater lake at 3.500 meters where we set up our camp.

Day 3: Laguna Volcan

Today we’ll cross a huge volcanic massif, where you can see impressive glaciers. We set up camp at Laguna Volcan in the high plateau at Antisana.

Day 4: Papallacta Hot Springs

Early in the morning we move across the amazing landscapes of Antisana. Then, we’ll get to the thermal pools at Papallacta.

Day 5: Final Point

Today we’ll enjoy more hot springs and if you want also the spa. By the end of the day, we’ll drive back to Quito where the program ends.

 

About the guide

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Pablo

Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.

I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).

I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.

Languages

English

Certificates

ASEGUIM


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