Ascent to Illinza Sur volcano in Ecuador

Illinza is one of the famous volcanoes in Ecuador. This 2-day ascent is a perfect preparation for the highest volcanoes in the area, with Fredy, IFMGA guide




Trip Duration

2 days

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    Illinza is a double peak volcano in the Volcanoes Avenue, in Ecuador. It has two peaks, the North (5126 m) and the South (5263 m). Here I propose you to summit the South (“Sur” in Spanish) peak during this 2-day trip.

    We find this volcano 55 km to the south of Quito.

    It is an excellent acclimatization summit in order to prepare for Chimborazo, Cotopaxi or Cayambe. We can take this trip together and then I will guide you in the ascent of one of these other higher volcanoes in Ecuador.

    Contact me if this trip sounds interesting or if you want more information about the program!

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    Price per person

    Group of 1
    520 USD

    Group of 2
    260 USD

    Group of 3
    174 USD

    Group of 4
    130 USD


    Price includes

    • Guiding fee


    • Day 1Nuevos Horizontes Hut

      Quito – Nuevos Horizontes Hut (15,580 ft / 4750 m)

    • Day 2Summit day

      Nuevos Horizontes Hut – Illiniza Sur Summit (17,267 ft / 5263 m) – Quito


    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

    • 1 review


    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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