• Trip duration
    3 days
  • Trip level
    Easy
  • Max people per guide
    6 people
  • Mountain range
    Andes
  • Best period
    May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

Discover the secrets of Rumiñahui Central Summit by Cotopaxi Trail and the lifestyle of Andean villagers.

I am inviting you to a 3-day trek among the Cotopaxi National Park. Our big objective will be reaching to the top of Rumiñahui Central Summit at 4.640 meters. We will also visit the main indigenous people of Panzaleo and Santa Ana.

Besides, you will admire amazing viewpoints of the best volcanoes of Ecuador: Pasochoa, Corazón, Sincholagua and our main star: Rumiñahui Central.

Here you can read the itinerary of this 3-day hike up top Rumiñahui Central summit.

DAY 1: QUITO – PANZALEO COMMUNITY – LIMPIOPUNGO LAKE

We will start the hike towards The Limpiopungo Lake (3.830 meters high). On the way we will pass along the place where the community Panzalo lives. We will set our camp in the lake where we will spend the night.

DAY 2: RUMIÑAHUI CENTRAL SUMMIT

We leave the camp early in the morning and start the hike up to 4.640 meters to the top of the central peak of Rumiñahui. From there, you won’t believe such amazing viewpoint of all the Cotopaxi National Park.

After that, we’ll descend to the base camp of Rumiñahui at 4000 meters.

DAY 3: RETURN BY SANTA ANA COMMUNITY

We start our return among the north face of Rumiñahui and continue the hike to the village of Santa Ana, where we will meet its nice local people. From there, we will be taken to Quito again. End of our services.

It will be a really exciting experience around the best landscapes of the Cotopaxi Trail. Join me in this expedition that you cannot miss.

I will be waiting your message in order to plan your next guided trip to the Rumiñahui Central Summit.

Price per person

Group of 4930USD

Price includes

  • Guiding fee
  • Accommodation
  • All meals during trip
  • Transport to the start of the trip
  • Transport during the trip
  • Group equipment
  • Permit and entrance fees
  • Porters

Extras

Accommodation

In tents

More info

Price without porters and mules is 465 USD per person, in a group of 4 people. Take into account that the common equipment (camping and cooking equipment and food) will be divided to carry between all the members of the group.

Meeting point

Quito