Join IFMGA certified guide Edgar on this 3-day guided expedition in Cotopaxi National Park. You will have the honor of getting to the Rumiñahui Central Summit at 4640 meters!
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 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.
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.
Outstanding job done by Edgar and Ivan who were professional and patient Recommend to all without a doubt
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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 Parra\'s guiding service was excellent. His guide understood the mountain, made sure I understood the approach, and did a good job of communicating. While Edgar can\'t control the weather, his guide did a great job of controlling the situations he could control. Highly recommended and would climb with him again.
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Edgar was an excellent guide. I have little climbing experience and Edgar was very knowledgeable and instructive. He is a life long climber and he has tons of experience and passion climbing through out the world. He was pleasant and a very nice guy. Unfortunately, the weather was very bad while I was in Ecuador so Edgar came up with a great alternative climb to Cayambe, which was not in good condition due to storms. He knows the mountains like the back of his hand and can relay tons of information, which makes the trip that much more enjoyable. His 4x4 transport and climbing equipment were all top notch. He understood safety and made sure to avoid unnecessary risks. I will climb with Edgar again.
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.
Edgar Parra is a great guide: thoroughly professional, safety conscious, always on time and with an engaging personality. He came highly recommended and I can only heap additional praise. He guided my son and I up Cotopaxi to a successful summit and made it a trip of a lifetime. In so far as putting my money where my mouth is, I plan to hire him in the future (2020) with my entire family for a trip to Machu Picchu. No better praise than a repeat customer.
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.
Even though we turned around at 5900m due to avalanche danger I really enjoyed the climb and Segundo was a great guide - professional and friendly.
I am writing in regards to the tour my husband and I took to Chimborazo November 3-4,2018. We had a very great time and were lucky enough to make the hike to the summit. The guide who picked us up from Hotel San Francisco was very nice and on time as expected, his name was Jaun Carlos. Once we arrived for dinner Jaun Carlos introduced us to our guide who we’d be hiking with the next day, his name is Fausto. Both guides were professional and very helpful. Once we all made it to the summit our camera died and we were unable to take any photos. Thankfully Fausto had his phone available and was able to capture several pictures and a couple videos.
All went perfect. Thanks!
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
A fantastic trip! Segundo was a wonderful guide and made the trip a lot of fun. Even during difficult weather and when things didn\'t go as expected, he kept a positive attitude and continued to motivate me when I was beginning to lose momentum. I would absolutely recommend this trip and Lonely Summits to anyone looking to visit the beautiful country of Ecuador - whether you\'re an experienced climber or not, the services provided by Lonely Summits are fantastic for any skill level or price point.