Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
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.
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.
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.
Breakfast and lunch are included.
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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