Oct, Nov, Dec
Arrival in Quito and transfer to the hotel. In the evening we’ll meet up to introduce each other.
We leave Quito and visit the park “Mitad del Mundo” in the north of Quito. Further we’ll go to the Pululahua Geobotanical Reserve and afterwards we’ll continue to Otavalo, where we’ll spend the night.
On this day, we’ll drive to Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve and walk around the Cuicocha Lagoon (3450 m). This activity takes about 4 hours.
We’ll have breakfast and go up to the Laguna de Mojanda. Fuya Fuya (4263 m) is the next peak on our itinerary. The hike to the summit takes approximately 2 hours.
We’ll spend a market day shopping and walking around Otavalo’s famous market.
We’ll get higher on our last acclimatization peak: Imbabura (4609 m). We’ll reach the summit in about 6 to 7 hours.
We’ll drive to Cayambe, up to the Ruales Oleas Berge Hut. We’ll hike up to the glacier for some glacier training in the afternoon. Early dinner and rest.
Early wake up and breakfast. We will ascend to Cayambe (5790 m) in about 6 to 7 hours. Descent to the hut and drive to our hotel.
Depending on the day, we can visit the local markets of Saquisili or Pujili.
We’ll drive to the Cotopaxi National Park and hike up to the José Ribas Hut, which takes approximately 50 minutes. Early dinner and rest.
Early wake up and breakfast. Ascent to Cotopaxi (5897 m), which takes about 6 to 7 hours. Descent and return to Quito where the program ends.
Refuge Ruales Oleas Berge
Refuge José Ribas
Climbing equipment upon request.
Certified IFMGA - ASEGUIM Mountain Guide, National guide, Rescue Team Member GRA & Lawyer.
As passionate mountaineer and with almost 20 years of guiding experience, I worked with clients from all over the world. Each tour is a unique experience and I will pleased to guide you to the marvellous summits of Ecuador and South America. My journeys have allowed me to guide and summit several mountains in Peru, like Alpamayo, Chopicalqui & Tocllaraju amongst others and to experience some mountain climbing in the Alps of Austria and Italy.
I’m based in Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador’s famous piece of heaven, where we run together with my Austrian girlfriend a small tour operator and a consulting office.
Continuous improvement and keeping up with the State of the Art is our mission:in 2017, I completed the IFMGA certification and, recently, in 2018, I received the National guide certification from the ministry of Tourism.
President of Baños Trail Running Club, I run every week with my team. My achievement of 2018 : Finishing 1st of my category for the 100km Ruco Ultra Trail.
I’m looking forward to exploring our beautiful mountains together with you.
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