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Cotopaxi trek to Rumiñahui Central Summit

Cotopaxi trek to Rumiñahui Central Summit
Cotopaxi trek to Rumiñahui Central Summit
Cotopaxi trek to Rumiñahui Central Summit
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!


3 Days

May - Sep


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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Clean drinkable water

- Mountain guide expenses

- Helmet

- Harness

- Camping equipment tents

- Camping equipment cooking utensils


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hacienda La Alegria Riobamba Ecuador
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Hacienda Abraspungo Riobamba Ecuador
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Hosteria La Andaluza Riobamba Ecuador
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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 27 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, Germany and Nepal. I also summited KhanTengri peak in the Himalayas, Aconcagua in los Andes 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



Great service and guide! Highly recommend!



Unable to complete this trip so review is not relevant



Unfortunately we were unable to complete any of the climbs due to political unrest in Ecuador. However the guide service took very good care of us make sure we were safe drove us everywhere and make sure we got to the airport safely. If we were to repeat a trip to Ecuador we would definitely use these guides again



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.

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