Cotopaxi; home to one of the most breath taking landscapes on Earth, and one of the best places for adventure and sight seekers alike.

General Information

With an altitude of 5,897 meters above sea level, Cotopaxi is one of the highest active volcanoes in the world; only competing against two other volcanoes for the title.

Cotopaxi was also once worshiped by Ecuador’s ancient civilizations, thought to be the bringer of rain and prosperous crops; and the top of Cotopaxi was considered to be where God resided. It was first climbed in 1872, and the ascent has only gotten a lot more popular since then.

Include in Tour:

  1. Private Transportation
  2. Bilingual Guide
  3. Park Entrance Fee (Except in the 1 DAY Tour)
  4. Technical Climbing Equipment
  5. Complete Meals
  6. Stay in Refuge / Camping Equipment
  7. Short Glacier Instruction Course

Not include in Tour:

  1. Extra Snacks or Drinks

Itineraries:


2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT: COTOPAXI CLIMBING:

DAY 1

Leaving Quito at 9:00 am with your guide, we will make our way into the Cotopaxi National Park and up to the refuge center with our gear. After lunch, we will put on the gear and go through a glacier training course with the guide before having dinner and resting until midnight.

DAY 2

Our climb to the summit will begin at approximately 1:00 am and will take five hours to reach the top. The return climb takes approximately two to three hours. Return to Quito around 2 pm.

 

3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS: RUMIÑAHUI & COTOPAXI:

DAY 1

We’ll leave Quito at about 8:00 am, going through the south Pan-American Highway until we finally get to the Cotopaxi National Park entrance. When we enter the park we will go to the Limpiopungo lagoon, where we will start the climb up to the top of the Rumiñahui; which will take us about 3 hours. The last part is really inclined and rocky, and that is why will put on our helmets and harnesses, and we’ll connect ourselves up with a rope. If we’re lucky we’ll get a beautiful view of Cotopaxi. After that we’ll go back down and get into our cabins, located at 3,400 m, where we will spend the night.

DAY 2

We’ll spend most of the time on the second day resting to keep our energy high, we’ll then go on our way to the Cotopaxi parking lot (4, 500 m), and we’ll hike up to the refuge with all our equipment. After lunch, we will put our equipment on and we will walk up to a glacier formation, where our guide will give us tips on walking and climbing techniques. We’ll do this before dinner; after which we will rest until midnight.

 
DAY 3

Our climb to the top will start at about 1:00 am and we will take about 5 to 6 hours to get there. The descent will take about 2 to 3 hours and we’ll be back in Quito at about 2 in the afternoon.

 

4 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS: ILINIZAS & COTOPAXI:

DAY 1

We will depart Quito at 9:00 am and travel by private transport to 3900 m to a spot called The Virgen where our trek will begin. Bringing all of our gear with us, we will walk for approximately three hours to the refuge center at an altitude of 4600 m. We will have dinner at the refuge center followed by rest.

DAY 2

Beginning our trek at 5:00 am, we will walk for approximately three hours to an altitude of 5150 m, returning to Quito around 1:00 or 2:00 pm.

DAY 3

Leaving Quito at 9:00 am with your guide, we will make our way into the Cotopaxi National Park and up to the refuge center with our gear. After lunch, we will put on the gear and go through a glacier training course with the guide before having dinner and resting until midnight.

DAY 4

Our climb to the summit will begin at approximately 1:00 am and will take five hours to reach the top. The return climb takes approximately two to three hours. Return to Quito around 2 pm.

NET PRICES:

1 DAY: $ 50
2 DAYS / 1 NIGHT: $ 260
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS: $ 390
4 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS: $ 490

 

 

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