Trekking from Zumbahua to Angamarca

Marvel yourself on this 3-day trekking from Zambahua to Angamarca in Ecuador! Live this adventure with a local ASEGUIM Mountain Guides from Ecuadorian Alpine Institute.




Trip Duration

3 days

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Jan, Feb, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Dec

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    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!

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      About the Guide


      ASEGUIM Mountain Guides from Ecuador

      We are a group of ASEGUIM certified guides (Association of Mountain Guides in Ecuador) with 20 years of experience in climbing adventures, trekking, rock climbing, cycling, rafting and kayaking in outstanding destinations of Ecuador, Argentina, Peru and Bolivia.

      Our tours combine physical challenges with cultural experiences in the most scenic and wild places of South America. We aim to take you off the beaten tracks, exploring the best locations in a comfortable and safe experience.

      We believe acclimatization is an essential factor when approaching high mountains like the Ecuadorian volcanoes. Because of that, we carefully design our programs to provide a good acclimatization through a series of gradual climbs and some training sessions between attempting big objectives.



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      What People are Saying about Ecuadorian Alpine Institute


      Had an amazing time with my guide Ramiro. He selected the perfect mix of mountains in order to properly acclimatize so I could achieve the summit of Cayambe. With his vast experience of more than three decades he was able to teach me a lot of skills and know-how along the way so I’d always feel safe on the mountains. I can only recommend a trip with Ramiro. You’re definitely in good hands and going to make wonderful experiences.
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      Paul Walprecht
      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!
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      Chase Merriam

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