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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.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Type of tripNot specified

Description

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!

Accommodation

Chilcabamba Lodge Tambopaxi Lodge

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Breakfast and lunch are included.

Meeting point

Quito

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Itinerary

Day 1: Quito - 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 2: Chilcabamba 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 3: Tambopaxi - 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.


About the guide

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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 17 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 and Germany. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, 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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 815 each

Group of 2

USD 506 each

Group of 3

USD 377 each

Group of 4

USD 346 each

Group of 5

USD 320 each

Group of 6

USD 305 each

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Price includes

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• Accommodation


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