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.
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!