Join me in this great trek to the Sumaco Volcano (3826 m) in Ecuador and let’s hike through a beautiful rainforest! We will see lots of animals and groups of monkeys along the trail.
And on the last day of our program, we will relax in amazing hot springs, after a challenging climb to the Sumaco summit!
I will guide you in this tough 4-day hiking program that requires a very good physical condition! Also, a positive attitude, as we may find rainy conditions.
The Sumaco is a volcano that rises out of the Amazon rainforest. It’s located in the Sumaco Galeras National Park, 50 kilometres east of the Andes mountain range. This park represents an 8% of the Ecuadorian Amazon (200.000 hectares).
The volcano lies 100 kilometres at the south-east of the capital Quito and it last erupted between 1865 and 1925. It is surrounded by pristine primary forest. In this area we find from tropical amazon plains, to páramo grasslands and Andean cloud forest.
Besides, the area between the Amazon and the Andes has the richest biodiversity in the world! Most important, this Park holds the highest number of bird species in the world! About 831 species live here.
Along this fantastic trail we might be able to see jaguars, spectacled bears, pumas, mountain and lowland tapirs. Also, several species of monkeys, reptiles and bats amphibians live together in the same area.
Most important, the UNESCO acknowledged the inmense natural and cultural value of the park by declaring it a World Biosphere Reserve.
We will also visit the community of Pacto Sumaco, the only point to access the volcano. In 1998, its residents started an ecotourism enterprise. Their goals are to diversify the sources of income and to promote the sustainable use of the local cultural and natural resources. Besides, they look to protect the biodiversity of the area.
One of the many highlights of this trek will be climbing to the summit of the Sumaco Volcano! We will have the opportunity to look down into the extinct crater. Also, from the top, we will have amazing views of the snow covered peaks of Antisana, Cayambe and Cotopaxi.
Besides, to the south and east, we will get to see the Amazon basin! And we will also be able to see from he distance the activity of the Reventador Volcano.
Then, after our trek, it will be time to relax! We will spend a day at the Termas de Papallacta Spa and Resort. It will be the best reward after the climb! We will even have the opportunity to get a massage!
So contact me and let’s start planning this amazing 7-day trek! We will have a great time! I also offer full moon climbs to the summit. You can check as well my Sangay National Park 6-day trek! It’s another great program!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
Contact me for information about the price and equipment.
We will make every effort to adhere to the itinerary, but unforeseen circumstances may require last minute changes. Weather conditions, road conditions, vehicle breakdowns and the health of climbers can all contribute to schedule alterations. Please be prepared to be flexible when necessary.