• Trip duration
    2 days
  • Trip level
    Sustained
  • Max people per guide
    2 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Nov, Dec

Description

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 per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees