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The Condor Trek in 3 unforgettable days

The Condor is a hiking trail that will challenge you to walk up across Ecuadorian peaks, rivers and muddy lands. Join IFMGA certified guide Edgar in this adventure.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration3 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug
Type of tripGroup

Description

You don’t need a privileged training condition to trekking up to The Condor Trek. The only two things you will need are courage and an adventurous spirit. The Condor 3-day Trek is a hard but exciting hike located between Papallacta Village and Laguna La Mica, in the east of Ecuador. Its highest top reaches the 4.500 meters… And there we go!

The landscapes The Condor Trek offers during its route are so varied that you cannot imagine. You will see wild horses, deers, llamas and any kind of birds (condors included, obviously) while you are walking in muddy lands. And you don’t have to be surprised if a mixture of fog and winds starts to blow suddenly, because this is what makes this trip unique!

On our first day we will start the trail accompanied by packhorses which will make the journey easier. After 5 hours of hiking we will spend the night in Laguna del Volcán.

The second day of the trip consists in a 6-hour trekking across paramo areas surrounded by forest until we get to the fantastic Antisana Glacier by the end of the day, where you won’t believe such a viewpoint.

And by the last day we will get to Laguna La Mica after other 6 hours of trekking. Here finishes The Condor Trail, with a unforgettable sight of its best fauna and what’s more, the incomparable feeling of having fulfill the goal.

If you are interested in this adventure, get in touch with me. I am sure you won’t regret.

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LEVEL

Although you don’t need to have previous trekking experience you will need a basic training and technical skills to overcome the muddy moments.

BEST PERIOD OF THE YEAR

The ideal season for The Condor Trek is during the summer, from June to August

Spots of interest

DAY 1: HIKING TO LAGUNA DEL VOLCAN

Our first day will start with a 5-hour hiking from Papallacta to this fantastic Lagoon.

DAY 2: PARAMOS AND FOREST EVERYWHERE

We will hike accross paramo zones and green lands in order to get to Antisana. During this route we will admire posts like these.

DAY 3: THE END OF THE TRAIL

And here we finish this 3-kilometer trail along The Ecuadorian Range.

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Does not include: International flight tickets Meals in Hotels (lunch, dinner) Personal equipment (Boots, sleeping bags, gloves, waterproof jackets and pants, etc.) Insurance of any kind Other non-specified expenses Mules and porters (Ask for price including)

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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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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1702 each

Group of 4

USD 546 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


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