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Inca Trail, a 5-day historical adventure

Join Edgar, an IFMGA certified guide, on this Inca Trail hiking trip: 38 kilometers across the pre-columbian history of Ecuador.

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5 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug


From Achupallas Village to Ingapirca, the most wonderful Inca archaeological complex of the region, The Inca Trail offers a big opportunity to understand at least a minimum length of the extensive road system built by the Inca Empire.

We are inviting you to this 5-day adventure which starts driving from Quito to Achupallas Village, where we will get ready to this fantastic and unforgettable hiking. And the more exciting part comes in our second day because we will find our first paramo challenge until we get to Tres Cruces Camp after 6 hours of muddy walking.

In our following day we will reach to the highest top of The Inca Trail at 4.400 meters from where we can admire Ozogoche Lakes, 45 lakes and lagoons that form together an excellent panoramic point.

The last two days of this historical adventure will consist in trekking to Ingapirca at 3.160 meters. During the road we will visit the Inca Ruins and its constructions of more than 500 years ago. And after 7 hours of walking we will rest in a hotel to get ready to the most important day: the day you will step the most important archaeological land of Ecuador and feel you are part of the history.

You cannot miss this legendary experience. Get in touch with me and plan this unforgettable trip!

Extra details

– Transfers during the trip
– Professional guiding
– Accommodations
– Meals
– Admission ticket in Ingapirca
– Camping gear

Spots of interest

After 6 hours of muddy walking we will set up our camp in Tres Cruces, in Parque Nacional Cajas.


And you won’t believe what you are seeing when we get to the highest top of the trail. More than 40 lakes and lagoos that give us a indescribable viewpoint.

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 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.


Russian | Italian | German | English



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What people are saying about -Edgar & Guides' team



Edgar was great. I could talk with him over all questions (equipment, acclimatization, ...) before the tour easy via WhatsApp. I always feel good and save with him in the mountains. His motto „lonely summits“ was completely fulfilled.


The hole day was a great experience. The drive up was beautiful and fun. The walk and views were amazing it was one of the best things I've ever done. My guide Segundo was brilliant very knowledgeable and very caring making sure I was ok every step of the way. I would highly recommend this to anyone coming to Quito



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.



I did not guide with Fredy, I was passed off to another guide (who was IFMGA certified and great), just fyi, if this is something that is important to you. Accommodations are basic but good. I would add only that Chimborazo is a VERY difficult mountain with a ~10% success rate, so you really need to know what you are getting into. Do NOT rush acclimatization. You may consider doing Cotopaxi and then after choosing either Cayambe (same level as Cotopaxi) or Chimborazo, depending on how you feel.

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