I want to invite you to hike up to El Corazon Volcano (4,788 m), in the western slopes of the Andes in Ecuador. Join me and let’s climb up together to this extinct volcano, 40 kilometres southwest of Quito.
The name of the mountain, El Corazon, means “heart” in Spanish. Many think that the volcano got its name because of the heart-like peak. However, others claim it is because of the two gullies with a heart shape.
I think this program is a perfect acclimatization climb for travelers that have just arrived to Ecuador. Also, its ascent only requires an easy scrambling and climbing towards the summit. It’s a beginner level program.
We will meet in Quito and drive to the base of El Corazon Volcano. Then, we will begin our climb. I will guide you in this hike through the beautiful paramo tall grass vegetation. It will take us from 3 to 4 hours.
Once at the top, we will have lunch and enjoy the amazing views. We will see peaks like Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi and the South and North peaks of Iliniza. Then we will hike down for 3 hours. You can check the detailed program below this text.
If you want to extend this program, you can do it in 2 days. There is an optional extension that will take you to the Iliniza basecamp. Then, we will climb up to the Iliniza peaks.
So contact me and let’s start planning our climb to El Corazon Volcano! I will be happy to help you! I also offer another program for beginners: a 2-day climb to Cotacachi Volcano. Check it out!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
Contact me for information about the price and equipment.
I always do my best to adhere to the itinerary, but unforeseen circumstances may require last minute changes. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of climbers can all contribute to schedule alterations. Please be prepared to be flexible when necessary.