Travel ascents of the Volcanoes - Ecuador

We begin our acclimatization in the Otavalo region, hiking around Lake Cuicocha (3200 m). Then we climb the Fuya Fuya (4200 m), superb belvedere overlooking Lake Mojanda. We end our journey in the northern part, with the ascent of the Imbabura (4580 m), an essential summit of the province of the same name.
 
We then move to the South, acclimating more on Pasochoa (4250 m) before heading towards our 2 main objectives: the North Illiniza (5126 m), superb summit, alpine atmosphere ... and the majestic Cotopaxi , volcano with an altitude of 5897 m.

D1: QUITO - CUICOCHA - OTAVALO

Departure from Quito to the province of Imbabura to the Cuicocha lagoon. Hike around the lake and its crater. Visit the indigenous community of Peguche. Accommodation in Otavalo. Lunch (Picnic)

D2: FUYA FUYA - OTAVALO MARKET

Elevation: ~ 400 m - 4 hours of walking
Departure to Lake Mojanda to climb the Fuya Fuya volcano (4250 m). Visit the Otavalo craft market in the afternoon. Accommodation in Otavalo. Breakfast Lunch (Picnic)

D3: RISE OF THE IMBABURA - QUITO

Elevation: ~ 1400 m - 8 hours of walking
Departure to Ibarra and La Esperanza to climb the Imbabura volcano (4609 m). Return to Quito in the evening. Hotel in Quito. Breakfast Lunch (Picnic)

D4: ASCENT OF PASOCHOA - MACHACHI

Elevation: ~ 1400 m - 8 hours of walking
Departure from Quito in a southern direction towards the Pasochoa botanical reserve. Ascent of the summit (4250 m). Night in an inn near the Illinizas reserve. Breakfast Lunch (Picnic)

D5: ILLINIZAS REFUGE

Elevation: 800 m - 3 hours of walking
Departure to the village of Chaupi located at the foot of the Illinizas. Portage hike to the refuge located at an altitude of 4700 meters. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

D6: CLIMBING OF NORTHERN ILLINIZA

Elevation: 420 m to the summit and 1,220 m downhill - 6 to 7 hours of walking
Ascent of the summit (5126 m). Descend to the valley then continue to Lasso at the foot of the Cotopaxi volcano. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

D7: COTOPAXI REFUGE

Elevation: 300 m - 1 hour walk
Departure to Cotopaxi National Park. Get in the car at the car park located at 4500 meters then walk to the refuge (45 minutes walk). Ice school to test the equipment and see the level of each participant. Rest. Breakfast, Lunch Diner

D8: ASCENT OF COTOPAXI - QUITO

Elevation: 1100 m - 8 h of walking
At 1 am, ascent in a rope of the highest active volcano in the world with our high mountain guides. Return to the refuge then return to Quito. Hotel in Quito. End of program. Breakfast

The price includes:
- Accommodation: Nights in 2/3 hotel and refuge
- Meals mentioned
- Spanish-English or French-speaking specialist guides if possible
- Visits and activities mentioned
- All transfers
- Entrance to different sites and national parks
- Collective camping staff, mules and local guides
- Mountain equipment (plastic boots (sizes 37 to 44), crampons, ice axes, harness, helmet, safety climbing equipment)

The price does not include:
- International Flights
- Travel insurance
- Other meals and drinks
- Other activities and services
- Personal climbing equipment (sleeping bags, waterproof clothing, gloves, etc.)
- Personal expenses and tips

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Duration (in days): 8
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Minimum number of persons: 2
Physical level: Sporty
Main activity: Walk