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Climb to the Cotopaxi Summit in the Ecuadorian Andes

Climb to the summit of Cotopaxi, the second-highest mountain in Ecuador, with a certified mountain guide!



2 Days

All year

Open to everyone



  • Climb the second-highest mountain in Ecuador and reach its amazing crater summit.
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Ecuadorian Andes.
  • Discover the colorful and vibrant mountain culture of the region.


Join a unique mountaineering program in the Ecuadorian Andes and climb to the Cotopaxi summit.

At 5,897 m (19,347 ft), Cotopaxi is the second-highest mountain in Ecuador. It is also one of the most appealing mountains to climb in the region due to its perfectly conical shape, its gorgeous crater summit, and its relatively easy ascent options. The view from the top is just gorgeous.

On this 2-day climb, we will pick you up at your hotel and spend the first day preparing to set off at midnight on our mountaineering feat. You can find a detailed itinerary below. Keep in mind that you will need prior acclimatization and a great fitness level to join this climb.

Contact me today to start planning this amazing 2-day climb to the beautiful Cotopaxi summit!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 500 Each

Group of 2

USD 500 Each

Group of 3

USD 450 Each

Group of 4

USD 400 Each

Group of 5

USD 400 Each

Group of 6

USD 350 Each

Group of 7

USD 350 Each

Group of 8

USD 300 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details


Personal mountaineering material

International air fare


Insurance of any type. Health, accident and travel insurance.

Luggage insurance, and cancellation insurance

Any other expense that is not specified.





Hostería Hacienda San Joaquin

Meeting point

We will pick you up at your hotel

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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