This program concentrates in Cotopaxi ascent. The Cotopaxi 5,897 m (19,347 ft.) is the second highest mountain in Ecuador and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. While active, it is the most frequently climbed mountain in the country and one of the most visited peaks in South America. We recommend this program for guests that have a good previous acclimatization in Ecuador.
COTOPAXI 2 Days / 1 Night
Altitude in m
Refuge Jose Rivas
Climbing Cotopaxi 5897mts
Back to Quito
Day 1: Climbing Mountain Refuge 4800m / Cotopaxi
We pick you up at your hotel in Quito. We head to the direction of Cotopaxi National Park. The road to Cotopaxi refuge by is unique. You often see wild animals such as horses, bulls, birds, rabbits and foxes. We drive almost 1h from 2900m to 4500m, where we leave our car. The last 300mts to the hut we make by foot. Before sunset we have dinner and try to sleep a few hours, at midnight our adventure will start. The unique and compelling Cotopaxi 5897m is waiting for us. Accommodation: RefugeJose Ribas Meals: boxlunch, dinner
Day 3: Climbing Cotopaxi 5897m and back to Quito
The big day of the trip begins shortly after midnight at 4800m. 6-7 hours will be needed to get to the main summit of the World famous Cotopaxi (5897m). A complete alpine glacier hike, surrounded by beautiful mountains and the lights of the capital in the background. The goal of ascension is to reach the summit when the sun rises to enjoy the magnificent colors and views. We need 2-3 hours for the descent. We return to your hotel in Quito. Meals: light breakfast pre- ascent.
Local certified English/Spanish-speaking mountain guide
Accommodation mentioned above
Private transportation in guide´s car
Meals mentioned in program above
Transportation, Accommodations, meals for guide
Airfare, accommodation in Quito or other city
Soft and alcoholic beverages
Extras and services not mentioned above
Tips and gratuities
Glacier, climbing and extra trekking gear (we can assist with the rental)
Taxes 12 % VAT, applies only to Ecuadorians
Full prepayment is required 30 days prior guests arrival to confirm services.
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Cancellations must be notified at least 15 days prior to the date of guests’ arrival. If notification is received in less than 14 days prior arrival, no refund applies. Refund of the prepayment will be upon agency´s discretion and cancellation motive.