• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Intermediate
  • Max people per guide
    -
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

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!

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.

Price per person

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation

Extras

Meeting point

Quito

Accommodation

Chilcabamba Lodge Tambopaxi Lodge

More info

Breakfast and lunch are included.