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3-day Hiking trip on the Llama trail

3-day Hiking trip on the Llama trail | Ecuador

Marvel yourself on this 3-day trekking from Zambahua to Angamarca in Ecuador! Live this adventure with a local certified guide.


3 Days

Jan, Feb, Jun - Sep, Dec


This three days trekking in the Ecuadorian Andes follows a Llama trail, through the typical “páramo” landscape, passing by indigenous villages, cloudforest areas and local farmlands.

Located south of Quito, and surrounded by Ecuador’s most famous peaks like Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Ilinizas, the trekking goes up above 4000m and finishes in the isolated town of Angamarca.

During the three days we will enjoy beautiful landscapes and get to know how the local people live in the countryside of Ecuador, in an off-the-beaten track area.

Proposed itinerary:

Day 01: We recommend beginning this trek on a Friday afternoon when we’ll drive up and over the eastern cordillera on a small and winding road leading to Zumbahua.

Day 02: We’ll wake up early in order to visit the lively and colorful Saturday market. Afterwards, we’ll take private transportation to the trail head where the mules will be waiting for us. The trek begins with a gradual ascent through a beautiful canyon alongside a small river. We’ll then pass up and over a high pass before dropping down to our campsite.

Day 03: We cross the valley and climb up one more high pass before descending to a remote village and then down to a cloud forest that takes us to Angamarca. From here, we’ll take private transportation back to Quito or to your first scheduled climb.

Please contact me if you are interested in this beautiful trekking in the heart of Ecuador!

About the guide

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E-S Latam Adventure Guides



Mountain Guide

Tomás and his team of IFMGA/UIMLA-certified mountain guides, leaders and rock climbing instructors (Alvaro, Juliana, Merlin, Rodrigo, Armin, Alfredo, and Camila) are some of the top outdoor adventure professionals in Latin America.

Whether you wish to climb some of the most stunning mountains in the Andes or discover the vibrant peaks of Central America, among other amazing options, you will find yourself in good hands with this lively team of professional local guides that will not only show you the top spots in Latin America for outdoor adventures but also, bring you closer to the colorful local cultures of the places that you visit with them.

Tomás will be your main point of contact during the booking process and will help you with all the questions you have in order to make sure you receive the best possible guiding service.

Pick one of the E-S Latam Adventure Guides' programs and start planning an unforgettable experience in the beautiful mountains of Latin America!


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What people are saying about E-S Latam Adventure Guides



We wish we could have Simon as our guide on every trek we do. His mountaineering experience and extensive knowledge of the area was impressive and definitely enhanced the trek for us. On top of this, we got along great with Simon and appreciate his easy going personality and sense of humor. We will definitely request Simon as our guide for the next hike we do from El Chalten!



Thoroughly recommended. Daniel is an excellent guide and we had a great day out.



This was a fantastic mountaineering trip to Ecuador. The altitude was a bit of a challenge, but Ramiro did a great job with the acclimatization schedule leading up to the taller mountains. Overall, this was a challenging experience given the altitude of the climbs as well as the back-to-back climbing of four mountains. I would highly recommend this excursion for anyone who wants to experience a fantastic country/culture as well as someone who wants to gain some nice experience mountaineering!



Fredy Tipan is like a superhero of the outdoor world. He knows absolutely everyone, has climbed and guided in the most epic of locations all around the world, knows the mountains like old friends, and really loves what he does and who he does it for. Our trip was completely messed up after an issue with our airline tickets. We weren't going to be able to leave until a week after our planned departure which jeopardized our entire trek with Fredy. We didn't expect him to take any sort of responsibility in replanning as it was our mistake that caused the airline issue but he absolutely did. Within days he rearranged the entire trek so that we would be able to summit all our desired peaks without cutting the days down and without changing the cost. He is a class act and an incredible guide and I'd say my husband and I both consider him a friend as well. We will definitely be booking another trip with Fredy Tipan and recommend him to anyone looking for the real deal in outdoor Guides. Thank you, Fredy!


Amazing short but exciting climb to a summit with outstanding views. Perfect acclimatization peak for the bigger Ecuadorian volcanoes, with a cozy hut and a nice approach walk. Fredy was fantastic, thank you so much for this unforgettable experience!

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