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Hike to the top of the Rumiñahui Volcano in a day, near Quito

Hike to the top of the Rumiñahui Volcano in a day, near Quito | Ecuador

Edgar, an IFMGA certified guide, would love to take you to the summit of the Rumiñahui Volcano. Drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes, and explore the Cotopaxi National Park.


1 Day

Jun - Sep




* Reach the summit of the Rumiñahui Volcano on this day hike.

* Enjoy mesmerizing sceneries at the Avenue of the Volcanoes.

* Explore the fantastic Cotopaxi National Park.


Rumiñahui (4,706 m) is a majestic volcano very close to the capital city of Quito in Ecuador. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to stand at the top of this magnificent place!

Our adventure begins early in the morning. We will meet in Quito, from where we will drive south across the Avenida de los Volcanes, or Avenue of the Volcanoes, towards the entrance to the Cotopaxi National Park. This drive alone, is a one in a lifetime experience, as you’ll be able to see incredible volcanoes including Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Tungurahua.

Upon arrival at the Cotopaxi National Park, it will take us about 30 minutes to reach Limpiopungo (3,700 m). This dazzling lake offers breathtaking views of all the surrounding peaks, including of course, Cotopaxi.

Thereon, our hiking adventure begins, with the first section crossing a small Andean grass area. After that, we’ll reach a sandy section, which leads to the final part. This last section involves short, technical walls, scrambling and some loose rocks. Finally, after around 4 hours of hiking we’ll reach the summit of Rumiñahui Sur.

After taking in the views from the top of Rumiñahui, we’ll start our descent, which will include a couple of rappels. Then, the rest of the trail we’ll hike until we reach our vehicle, that will take u to the Tambopaxi Lodge, where we’ll stay for the night and recover our energies.

Please note participants must be 14 years and older. Also, this is a private trip. So you won’t have to share the experience with any unknown guests.

If you wish to join me on this incredible trip, just request to book this trip today.

I also guide this Colombia and Ecuador climbing adventure (21 days), if you have more time and wish to explore the whole area.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

Price details

On top of the guide fee the price includes: private transportation, all meals during the hike, entrance fees to national parks. The price does not include: any hiking gear (boots, hat, waterproof clothes, sunglasses), accommodation in Quito, flights, personal insurance, tips, and any other expenses not specified in this section.


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hostal Transilvania Baños Ecuador
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Hostal Juanita Baños Ecuador
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Hostal Estrella de Belén Baños Ecuador
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About the guide

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-Edgar & Guides' team



Mountain Guide

UIAGM/IFMGA-ASEGUIM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

I am a mountain guide, but also a passionate traveler, climber in rock and ice, and photographer. I spend my free time and holidays exploring new destinations, discovering new mountains and cultures.

I have more than 27 years of experience climbing mountains and volcanoes not only in Ecuador, but also in other South American countries such as Colombia, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina, and in the Alps in Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Nepal. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, Aconcagua in los Andes and Mt. McKinley in Alaska. This experiences prepared me to lead expeditions in challenging routes all around the world.

I studied 6 years of Tourism in the University, and followed ASEGUIM courses to become a mountain guide. I’ve also been evaluated by ENSA, and completed first aid courses in the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

I like guiding people from all around the world, and help them discover and enjoy the mountains, while reaching their objectives. I speak Spanish, English, German, Italian, and a bit of Russian.


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What people are saying about -Edgar & Guides' team



Great service and guide! Highly recommend!



Unable to complete this trip so review is not relevant



Unfortunately we were unable to complete any of the climbs due to political unrest in Ecuador. However the guide service took very good care of us make sure we were safe drove us everywhere and make sure we got to the airport safely. If we were to repeat a trip to Ecuador we would definitely use these guides again



End-to-end this was very well organized with good communication. The guide was very knowledgeable and took the climb seriously. He was also easy to talk to, spoke good English and went out of his way to tell me about climbing in the region, the volcanoes and anything else I was I interested in.



Edgar is an amazing guide. He is incredibly knowledgeable and encouraging. The combination makes you feel confident in the things that he teaches you and in your ability to reach the summit.

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