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Cotopaxi trek to Rumiñahui Central Summit

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!

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodMay, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of tripNot specified


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.


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.


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.


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.



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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.

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About the guide

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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.

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