Excursiones de escalada

Cayambe 2 Days

Day 1

Departure from Quito/ at 9 am, we will arrive in private transport up to 4,400 meters. We pick up our backpacks and hike to the refuge at 4,600 meters and after will take a rest and box lunch. We will wearing the gear and go through a glacier training course with a guide before having dinner and resting until midnight.

Day 2

We get up at 12 in the night to get ready in an hour with all the material and make a tea. At midnight we will start climbing to the Summit, that is 5790 m.a.s.l.. To reach the summit one needs seven hours. It is a long journey, beginning at 12:00 at night and arriving at the summit at 6h00 or 7h00 am.

Our arrival at the summit depends on the conditions of the person and the weather conditions. If we arrive, we will be about 20 minutes to enjoy the scenery then return to the refuge, where we will take our equipment and going to Cotopaxi.

Included in Tour

  • Private Transportation
  • Certified Guide
  • Park Entrance Fee
  • Technical Climbing Equipment
  • Complete Meals
  • Stay in Refuge / Camping Equipment
  • Short Glacier Instruction Course

Not Included in Tour   •           Extra Snacks or Drinks

  • Sun cream
  • Camera (extra battery)
  • Small backpack
  • Water, Energy drinks and snacks
  • Inside Polar Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Wool hat
  • Thick socks for hiking
  • 3 AAA batteries for the headlamp
  • Wind/ Rainjacket

Corazón Hike 1 Day

  • Pick up at 07:00 am
  • Travel to Corazon volcano
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Return to Quito
  • Transportation from Quito to Pasochoa and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch
  • NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR
  • Park entrance fee (5 USD)
  • Tips
  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sun Cream
  • Cotton Pants
  • Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL)

Cotopaxi 2 Days

Day 1: We will meet in Quito at the office at 09:00am and then we will take the South Panamerican Highway all the way down to Machachi where we will change directions towards the east until to the parking lot at (4,500m) where our driver will leave us. Getting to this point normally takes about 1.30 hours in total. Here we will start hiking up carrying our entire luggage until we reach the José Rivas Refugee at 4,800 meters above sea level. Here we will enjoy lunch and rest for a while. In the afternoon we’ll head to the glaciers to practice for the following day and back to the refugee before 6pm. Dinner will be served and we will rest until midnight.

 

Day 2: The team will wake you up at midnight and serve you the breakfast, good enough to give you all the energy that you will need. At 1am we will start ascending the Cotopaxi, we are expected to reach the summit in 6 to 8 hours depending of the physical shape of the group. We will take small paths at a time between 30 and 40 degrees of inclination; some might even have an inclination of 50º. At the top of the Volcano you will be able to enjoy of an unforgettable sight and we will give you enough time to take all the pictures you want and delight on the beauty. It will take us approximately 2 hours to descent back to the refugee where we will pack our things and head back to Quito.

  • Meals included in the tour ( LUNCH – DINNER – BREAKFAST )
  • Private transportation back and forth
  • Professional Mountain Guide
  • Cotopaxi National Park Entrance Fee
  • Accommodations at the José Rivas refugee or Limpiopungo Lagoon
  • Technical equipment: crampons, ice ax, harness, rope, stake. Please check the Mountain Gear.

Does not include:

  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal gear such as gloves,waterproof clothing, sunglasses, etc.
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not specified above
  • Sun cream
  • Camera (extra battery)
  • Small backpack
  • Water, Energy drinks and snacks
  • Inside Polar Gloves
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Wool hat
  • Thick socks for hiking
  • 3 AAA batteries for the headlamp
  • Wind/ Rainjacket

 

MOUNTAIN GEAR INCLUDED
Plastics Boots / Botas Plásticas
Crampons / Crampones
Ice Axe / Piolet
Arness / Arnés
Carabiner / Mosquetones
Helmet / Casco
Mittens / Mitones
Gaiters / Polainas
Head Lamp / Linterna
Balaclava / Pasamontañas

 

NO INCLUDED / NO INCLUIDO
First Layer Gloves / Guantes Primera Capa
Socks / Medias
Big Backpack / Mochila Grande
Sunglasses / Gafas
Water Bottle / Botella de agua
Snblock / Protector Solar
Batteries / Baterías

 

Waterproof jacket / Chaqueta Impermeable
Thermal Jacket Chaqueta Polar
Waterproof Pants / Pantalón Impermeable
Thermal Pants / Pantalón Polar
Sleeping Bag / Bolsa de Dormir

 

Please if you have any of this equipment bring it,  because the quality of foreign equipment is  better.

Northern Iliniza 1 Day

  • Pick up at 07:00 am
  • Transfer to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach the summit
  • Return to Quito
  • Transportation from Quito to Ilinizas and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch
  • NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR
  • Park entrance fee (5 USD)
  • Tips

Does not included:

  • Insurance of any kind
  • Personal gear such as gloves, waterproof clothing, sunglasses, etc.
  • Tips
  • Other expenses not specified above
  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sun Cream
  • Cotton Pants
  • Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL)

PASOCHOA

  • Pick up at 07:00 am
  • Travel to Pasochoa
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Reach summit
  • Lunch and return to Quito
  • Transportation from Quito to Pasochoa and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch
  • NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR
  • Park entrance
  • Tips
  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sun Cream
  • Cotton Pants
  • Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL)

Rumiñahui Hike 1 Day

  • Pick up at 07:00 am
  • Transfer to Rumiñahui
  • Short briefing (climate conditions/equipment explanation/height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Return to Quito
  • 4 x 4 Transportation from Quito to Rumiñahui and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch
  • NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR
  • Park entrance fee (10 USD)
  • Tips

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT

  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Extra Water
  • Sun Cream
  • Extra Energy Drinks &samp;Snacks
  • Cotton Pants
  • Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL)