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Cotopaxi Summit with Acclimatization Climb


This is a tour that will allow you to train and acclimatize to reach the summit of Cotopaxi. On the way, you will enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Ecuador and recieve professional guidance.



3 Days

All year

Open to everyone

First Time


  • This Cotopaxi 3-day ascent includes acclimatization and is perfect for less experienced climbers.
  • On the way, you will enjoy awe-inspiring views.
  • Enjoy the delicious local cuisine as part of the experience.


This 3-day Cotopaxi ascent will take you up to the summit of one of world's most emblematic volcanos. Before tackling the 5897 meter-high summit of Cotopaxi, we will climb Rumiñahi volcano, which will serve as acclimatization.

The tour begins with a pickup at your accomodation. From there, we will head to the Cotopaxi National Park and climb up Rumiñahi. The following day, we will have time to rest in the hut and enjoy some delicious typical cuisine. At night, we will begin to climb Cotopaxi. We will reach the summit on the following day and then have time to enjoy a replenishing breakfast before returning.

This program is designed for climbers of all levels. However, keep in mind that you will need an excellent fitness level and a sense of adventure.

If you would like to climb this emblematic mountain in the Ecuadorian Andes, make sure to send your request! I look forward to being your guide.

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 600 Each

Group of 2

USD 500 Each

Group of 3

USD 400 Each

Group of 4

USD 350 Each

Group of 5

USD 350 Each

Group of 6

USD 350 Each

Group of 7

USD 350 Each

Group of 8

USD 350 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Avalanche equipment

- Trekking poles

- Hiking shoes


Day 1: Rumiñahi volcano acclimatization climb

We pick you up at your lodgings very early in the morning and go to the Cotopaxi National Park, where we will head to the summit of the Rumiñahi volcano at an altitude of 4721 meters.

Day 2: Tambopaxi Lodge

We spend the day resting in the comfortable facilities of the Tambopaxi Lodge where we will enjoy a typical dish for lunch. At night, we will begin the ascent to the summit of Cotopaxi.





Meeting point

We will pick you up at your accommodation.

Equipment you will need to bring

Rent equipment on site




Watter bottle

About the guide

When you love what you do, you never have to work! My passion for the mountains allows me to fully enjoy my work. I have been guiding the mountains of my beloved Ecuador for more than 10 years.

I am an ASEGUIM-certified guide and a member of this great institution.






Quito, Ecuador

What people are saying about Juan Carlos Silva

James Patrick Ragan


August, 2022

Juan is awesome! This is my second trip with him and I am planning on a 3rd trip back to Ecuador!!

Michael Beamer


July, 2022

Juan Carlos was an excellent guide. In preparing for the hike in the months before he was responsive and he made it easy. I felt very well taken care of during the whole experience. He treated us warmly with care. When it was time to climb he was very experienced in both technique and route. He got me as far as we could go with each mountain. I would gladly have him as a guide again. I would trust him completely. Thank you Juan Carlos for an amazing adventure. Michael Beamer

James Patrick Ragan


June, 2022

Juan Carlos is excellent. Coming back in August to climb the big 3 Volcanoes with Juan



March, 2020

Juan Carlos Silva was my guide for a 3 day Cotopaxi climb. He is mentally unstable and a very bad guide. Our itinerary was to do an acclimation hike the first day, ice training the second day, and summiting the 3rd. We didn't do anything planned. He shows up, all preoccupied with some family issues and mentally distracted. He leaves me at some lodge in the national park for a day and a half. He came back in the afternoon of the second day when is too late to do anything except for going to the refuge for the summiting. In the evening of the summit, he is again distracted by his personal issues and has some stomach problems. After 2 hours, as soon as I stop to breathe, he says we have to go back! It's now midnight, we have 6 or 7 hours ahead of ourselves, and we are ahead of other people. It was just crazy. He is one of the worst, unstable, and unqualified guides I ever seen.


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