Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in Ecuador, and the second highest peak of the country, with 5.897 m. It is located about 50 km south of Quito, capital city of Ecuador. The last eruption occurred in 1877. Its name means 'the moon neck' in cayapa -native language-, because as it is a perfect
Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in Ecuador, and the second highest peak of the country, with 5.897 m. It is located about 50 km south of Quito, capital city of Ecuador.
The last eruption occurred in 1877. Its name means ‘the moon neck’ in cayapa -native language-, because as it is a perfect cone, it seems that the moon can land on the top of it.
Go out from Quito at 10am.
You get to Tambopaxi or La Rinconada around 12am. While having lunch, there is a talk about the ascent with the group.
Light dinner at 5pm and a rest.
Between 10 or 11pm, according to your physical condition, you wake up and prepare for the ascent.
we drive to the car park located at 4600m. We start walking around midnight.
About 5-6 hours ascent and we get to the summit of Cotopaxi, 5897m.
We go down by the same way, about 2-3 hours down.
Finally, we can have lunch on the way in Machachi or Latacunga, if we follow the way to Chimborazo.
This 2 days expedition is only for experienced mountaineers, who already have the necessary acclimatization.
Please contact me if you are intereseted in doing this expedition!
Everything except guide fee (hut, food, transport, etc.)
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Mountain guide expenses
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