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Antisana Volcano climb in 2 days

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An unforgettable experience at 5.753 meters of height. A climb to Antisana Volcano that will will test your own limits and will exceed expectations!


+1 Days

Jan - Mar, Nov, Dec


Antisana is an estrato-volcano in Northern Andes, Ecuador. It is the fourth highest volcano of this country with an altitude of 5.753 meters and it is located in the Southeast of its capital, Quito.

This volcano means one of the most technical climbing of Ecuadorian Andes. It is is quite remote but offers some of the most interesting climbing in the region. Unlike the other major mountains in Ecuador, the Antisana has no refuge: the base camp is needed to overnight.

It will be a fantastic 2-day climb to Antisana summit. Here I have prepared an itinerary to let you know more details:

DAY 1: Quito/  Antisana ecological Reserve

We leave Quito at 9:00 am on our private transfer, getting to Pintag village by mid-day. Then, we will drive for an hour until we arrive to Antisana Base Camp. We will set up our camp there and have a rest. By the afternoon, we will do some glacial practices. We will learn some basic techniques of handling the climbing gear (such as crampons, piolet and ropes). Overnight in the base camp.

DAY 2: Antisana Summit at 5.740m / Return to Quito

And here we are in the most expected day! We are going to the summit of Antisana Volcano. We will leave our camp at 23 pm in order to start the climb for about 6 hours.

After passing a cracked area we are finally at the last positive vertical drop before the top. It is a hard section of between 38-45 degrees up to the abrupt ending of this climb. Once in that altitude we can admire most of the Ecuadorian peaks and, in the west, a sea of clouds over the Amazon rainforest. The way down will take us about 2 hours.

It is an experience you cannot miss. Contact me for further information about places, booking and next departures. Let’s plan your trip up to Antisana Summit! I will be glad to be your mountain guide.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Swissotel Quito Quito Ecuador
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Hotel Patio Andaluz Quito Ecuador
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Hotel Boutique Santa Lucia Quito Ecuador
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About the guide

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Mountain Leader

ASEGUIM Guide from Ecuador

Fernando Iza was born and raised in the Cotopaxi Province of Ecuador and knows the country’s peaks intimately. He is an official ASEGUIM mountain guide with more than 18 years of mountaineering experience climbing in all of Ecuador, as well as in South America, Switzerland, France, and the United States.

Fernando has worked for mountaineering companies in Ecuador, Europe and the United States from a young age. Now, he has set up his own basecamp at Ilinizas Mountain Lodge, right next to Iliniza Volcano, Rumiñahui Volcano, and the famous Cotopaxi Volcano. He has summited Cotopaxi more than 637 times and has summitted Chimborazo Volcano close to 200 times.

Fernando got his degree in Tourism Technology at Cenestur Institute, and in 2021 started studying Business administration with Cuosera.  

He has completed important courses such as:

  • Mountain Guides Course by ASEGUIM (Ecuadorian Association of Mountain Guides),
  • Mountain Guides Evaluation by ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme) in October 2006. This event was organized by the Ministry of Tourism of Ecuador and ENSA of France
  • Pre-course UIAGM, an event organized by ASEGUIM and ENSA (Ecole Nationale de Ski et d’Alpinisme)
  • Wilderness first aid courses
  • Ecuadorian Red Cross courses
  • He speaks fluent Spanish and English, as well as a little German, French, Hebrew and Kichua


The most spectacular guided tours that Fernando has done.

  • Antisana South Peak Open new rout
  • Alpamayo
  • Matterhorn
  • Denali


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What people are saying about Fernando



There were no briefings about the upcoming itineraries, I’d mostly find along the way, what’s the plan. He would make changes to his moods. He didn’t inform me in adavance about the specifics of each refugio/ lodge/ camp concerning the distance from car, electricity and would make fun/made snide comments “your choice” of the things I packed at the aftermath, but offered no guidance. I have read from others that he is very knowledgeable and explained a lot- that hasn’t been my experience, he surely is an apt mountaineer, but he wasn’t actively explaining or showing things, he was just always on his cellphone. He could be very short, abrasive and inpatient. At one time even another climber intervened “to save me”



Our guide Fernando was great to adapt the trip for our two little girls. A great experience it was fir us all. Thank you.



Fernando and Sergio are very good guides, not only very safe and motivating in the mountains, but very nice between the climbs. And i have learned a lot too about the culture in the country. Their hotel near Illniza is perfectly located, safe and you are received as if your were at home with Fernando's family. And they will take care of everything, so you just have to concentrate yourself on the climbs. Thank you!



Thank you for putting this trip together for me at the last minute after my group canceled on me. Fernando was a great guide who knows the route up Cotopaxi very well. The meals and lodging were also great and well worth the price, in my opinion.



Great experience. We did Rumiñawi, corázon, and Illiniza Norte as acclimatization hikes. All of them were beautiful. We attempted Cotopaxi but had a snow storm and heavy winds during the night of the summit and we were forced to turn around. The 3 initial climbs prepared us well for Cotopaxi and the altitude. There were some technical scrambling portions on corazon and Illiniza which were very cool. Overall would highly recommend!

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