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3 Days Nature tour itinerary for Quito & Cotopaxi National Park: Climb This Active Andean Volcano

Quito, Cotopaxi National Park

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Climb this Active Andean Volcano

practice hike in the glacier

Cotopaxi National Park-Ecuador

Climb the highest active volcano in the world after reaching the Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, practising in the glacier and enjoying the mesmerizing landscape! Andes landscape, Everlast snow, volcano sightseeing, nature all around you, what more can you ask for.

DAY 01

Rucu Pichincha

  • In the morning, go climbing Rucu Pichincha, the acclimatization mountain at 4700mosl 15000 feet approx. It is an easy level trekking and easy rock climbing.

DAY 02

National Park Cotopaxi

  • Drive in the direction to CotopaxiNational Park and reach refugee.

  • At night begin climbing. Intermediate difficulty trekking, climbing, 45, 70 degrees inclination no technical climbing.

DAY 03

Quito

  • At noon, take private transportation and back to Quito. End of services.

  • 299 USD Per Adult (* The tour needs at least two people)
  • Cotopaxi guide

  • Transportation

  • Technical equipment as a harness, ice piolet, crampons and boots accommodation.

  • In the mountain refuge the afternoon previous the climbing, box lunch on day 1 & 2 and the meals.

  • You have to take your headlamp.

  • Jackets

  • Warm clothes on rent.

  • To get ready to climb the highest active volcano in the world, the guide recommends few days of acclimatization but anyway it's possible to do it in just 2 days, but recommend to go in at least 3 days. The tour starts in Quito enjoying the Andes landscape climbing the Pichinchas; those are one the 5 summits over 4500m close to the city. The next day, drive south on the Panamerican highway and the famous avenue of the volcanos where with luck, you see about 18 volcanos some of them with Everlast snow. After a couple hours driving, you reach the Cotopaxi National Park, reach the refuge and start the practices in the glacier. After a delicious meal, rest to wake up late night and begin the traverse to the top approximately 10 hours up and down.

Quito, Cotopaxi National Park

Nature
Nature Tour
Climbing
Climbing Tour
Adventure
Adventure Sports Tour
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Contributed By

Juan Carlos

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