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The Condor Trek in 3 unforgettable days

The Condor Trek in 3 unforgettable days
The Condor Trek in 3 unforgettable days
The Condor Trek in 3 unforgettable days
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.

Group

Andes

3 Days

Jun - Aug


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.

Extra details
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.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees


Details

More info

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)

Meeting point


FAQs

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
Hotel Mansión Alcazar
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Cuenca
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Ecuador Casa Ordoñez
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Ecuador Hotel Carvallo
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Ecuador
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About the guide

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-Edgar & Guides' team

4.70

(31)

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.

Languages

Russian | Italian | German | English

Certificates

ASEGUIM | UIAGM

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What people are saying about -Edgar & Guides' team

Adam

5.00

Great service and guide! Highly recommend!

Paul

5.00

Unable to complete this trip so review is not relevant

Paul

5.00

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

michelle

5.00

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.

John

5.00

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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