Hiking to Cotopaxi volcano area, 3 days

Discover some breathtaking panoramas in Ecuador. In this 3-day hiking trip, Fredy, IFMGA certified mountain guide, will take you around Cotopaxi volcano.

 
 
 

Details

 

Trip Duration

3 days

Mountain Range

Andes

People per Guide

Trip Level

Intermediate

Offer Period

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Type of Trip

Not specified

Highlights

 
     

    Come to this 3-day hike in the heart of the Andes in Ecuador. It will take us through trails where we will enjoy beautiful landscapes. In addition, we will see some of the most famous volcanoes of the country, like the breathtaking Cotopaxi.

    During the day we will discover a great variety of local flora and fauna, and we will spend the night in two different lodges.

    Does this hiking program sound interesting? Then please contact me so we can start planning the trip together. 

    If you also want to ascend the mythical Cotopaxi, I can take you up there!

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    Price per person

     
     

    Price includes

     
    • Guiding fee
    • Accommodation
     

    Itinerary

     
    • Day 1Quito - Chilcapamba Lodge (3487 m)

      We start in the morning from Quito and drive until our starting point (3000 m). We will enjoy a moderate uphill walk through Haciendas and past by typical Andean houses. The hike continues through the valley between Sicncholagua and Pasochoa Peaks, where we can admire some waterfalls and Andean Forest along the Pita River. Then we continue on a road to Chilcapamba Lodge (3487 m). Overnight here at lodge.

    • Day 2Chilcabamba Lodge - Tambopaxi Lodge (3700 m)

      We start early in the morning and drive towards the east to Pita River Canyon for about 20 min, where we will start our hike for 5 to 6 hours. The first section is a nice Andean Forest and then on the border of Pita River, where we can appreciate the ancient lava flows from Cotopaxi last eruptions. We will get to Tambopaxi Lodge by late afternoon. Overnight here.

    • Day 3Tambopaxi - Rumiñahui Base (4000 m) – Quito

      Our 4-5 h hike starts in the morning. We will walk on the base of both mountains Cotopaxi and Rumiñahui. We can observe the native flora of the highlands, and we will pass Limpiopungo Lake where we can see some of the representative Andean fauna, especially birds. Return to Quito by late afternoon.

     
     

    Other details

     
    Meeting point

    Quito

    Accommodation

    Chilcabamba Lodge

    Tambopaxi Lodge

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    Breakfast and lunch are included.

     

    About the Guide

     
     

    IFMGA/UIAGM Mountain Guide from Ecuador.

    I grew up in Antisana volcano region, and as a kid I already did many hiking and ascents in the area.

    I first ascended Cotopaxi in 1985, when I was 12 years old, and since then my life spins around mountaineering. At 17 I started my formation as mountain guide, and in 2008 I became the third IFMGA certified guide in Ecuador.

    I participated as member and guide in many expeditions around Ecuador and South America, some of them in rare routes, and making first ascents.

    From 2007 to 2009 I was director of ASEGUIM’s mountain guide school.

    I speak Spanish, English and Quichua (native Inca language), and love to guide people to discover the mountains in my country.

     
     
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