This mystic mountain located in the east Andes always surprises us with its gigantic glacial formations and a unique view of the irregular and dense vegetation of the Ecuadorian jungle.
Day 1: Quito – Antisana
We meet in Quito at 8:30am to rent all the gear needed. After this we will depart from the city by car towards Antisana Ecological Reserve, which takes around an hour. Driving all the way to the base of the mountain we will start to live the experience that this place offers. In the present day there is no established mountain refuge here, therefore we will set up our own base camp half an hour away from the vehicles. Right under the pristine south Summit of Antisana at 4,500m we will rest in the afternoon and spend the night.
Day 2: Summit – Quito
Our day starts at midnight with a good breakfast and a walk towards the glacier. Our journey will go on until dawn, when we finally step over the huge summit, a flat top of blue ice and the changing colors of the sky will join us. Afterwards we will walk down towards base camp, and return to Quito.
Snacks and beverages
FOR THIS PROGRAM WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND A PREVIOUS ACCLIMATIZATION PROCESS.