Jan, Oct, Nov, Dec
At 8.00 am we will drive 4.30 hours from Quito to the community of Pacto Sumaco. We will start our hike, over a well maintained log trail for the first hour, then the final 3 hours we will walk through the primary forest over gently rolling hills along a winding trail to the hut at El Mirador (1700 m) near a small river.
Today we will start hiking through the Monkeys Forest, loaded with wildlife. After a 4 hours trek, we will get to our destination, Guagua Sumaco Hut (2500 m), located near a lagoon with the same name. We will enjoy great views of Gran Sumaco from here.
Today we will hike 4 hours to the Pava Yacu Hut (2800 m) through bamboo forests. The hut is located at the base of Sumaco. We will prepare for tomorrow’s climb and turn in for the night.
Today we will reach the Sumaco summit. We will hike for an hour through forests, crossing the last creeks to arrive at the end of the tree line. Then, after another 2 to 3 hours we will reach the summit. We will have lunch here and enjoy the amazing view overlooking the Amazon basin. Then hike back to the hut.
We will hike to El Mirador. We will stop for lunch at the Guagua Sumaco Lake. It will take us 5 hours
Today we will trek for 4 hours to Pacto Sumaco to meet our transportation. We will load our equipment and drive to the Papallacta Spa and Resort to treat ourselves to hot showers and a soak in their thermal pools.
Today we will be able to treat ourserlves to a therapeutic massage in the morning and take a last dip in the thermal pools. Then we will drive back to Quito in the evening.
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UIAGM/IFMGA Mountain Guide from Ecuador.
I fell in love with the mountains at a young age while climbing Ecuador’s volcanoes with my father. I guided in the Andes for 8 years and have been guiding for the past four years in the Northwest United States. In 1997 I expanded his adventure skills by taking on rock climbing. I represented Chimborazo province three times as the Ecuadorian National Rock Climbing Champion.
I completed his UIAGM certification with the Bolivian Mountain & Trekking Guide Association, accredited by the National School of Ski and Alpinism of Chamonix (ENSA), and completed Advanced Alpine and Rock Guides Courses with American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA).
I usually spend some months every year in Ecuador (from October to January, but it varies every year). The rest of the year I am based and guide in Europe.
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