Oct, Nov, Dec
Arrival and overnight staying in Quito (accommodation in a hotel of the city).
You will enjoy a guided tour around the old town and the “Mitad del Mundo” monument. Then, you’ll sleep in a hotel there, with breakfast included.
We’ll try our first climb to Fuya Fuya at 4.263 meters of height. We’ll spend the night in a hotel in Otavalo (breakfast).
Another climbing day to Imbabura (4.630 m). Overnight staying in Otavalo again.
We’ll explore the famous “Plaza de Ponchos” and visit the small village of Peguche. We’ll spend the night in the hotel of Otavalo (breakfast included).
During our 6th day we will be transferred to Cayambe-Coca Ecological Reserve. We’ll practice some technical skills and spend the night in the Bergé, Ruales, Oleas mountain hut. (Meals: Breakfast and Dinner)
A big day! We’ll climb Cayambe at 5.790 meters high. Then, we’ll sleep in the town of Cayambe in a Hosteria (Breakfast and lunch box included).
We can enjoy the nice Papallacta hot-springs or may use this day as an extra one for Cayambe summit attempt. Night in a hotel of Quito (breakfast).
Transfer to Cotopaxi National Park (4.600 meters). We’ll spend the night in Jose Rivas Hut (Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner).
Today we are going to climb the 5897-meter Cotopaxi Volcano. Overnight staying in Baños. The hotel accommodation includes breakfast and boxed-lunch.
We can enjoy a resting day in Baños or use this day as an extra one to reach Cotopaxi summit. Then, we’ll spend another night in the hotel of Baños (Breakfast).
Transfer to the Wildlife Reserve of Chimborazo and overnight in Hermanos Carrel Hut (4.800 m).
Day of climbing the 6310-meter Chimborazo summit! Then, we’ll sleep in a hotel in Riomamba with half-board meal included.
We can enjoy a free or extra day in Riobamba and sleep in Quito (Hotel w/ breakfast).
Time to fly back home after a last breakfast in the city of Quito.
UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.
I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).
I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.
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