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Inexperienced hikers begin their activity in Ecuador, their first high mountain attempts are in the Cotopaxi Volcano, we can observe a perfect conical shape covered with glacier that attracts the attention of millions of people who want to have a photo and much more in its crater, in our 2-day tour we go to the summit, the summit attack excursion is done from midnight to see the sunrise at the summit, the approximate time is between 7 to 8 hours.


2 Days & 1 night

Your Plan

2 days & 1 night

Day 1
Departure from Quito at 9 am in private transportation to the Cotopaxi National Park. After a  2 -2 ½-hours-drive south you arrive at the parking lot of the refuge in the Cotopaxi National Park at 4500 m. From there you hike up for about one hour to the Jose Rivas Refuge at 4800m.  After lunch, you do some climbing exercises on the glaciers nearby. Back to the refuge you will have dinner and then rest until midnight.

Day 2
You get up at midnight, have breakfast and get ready for the climb. Around 1:00am you leave the refuge. As soon as you reach the glacier, you put on crampons and rope up in teams. Each guide will take one or two persons. If all goes well, you reach the summit a 5897 m between 6:00am and 8:00am. The return to the refuge takes about 3 hours. When all groups have returned, you leave for Quito. Return around 1 to 2 pm.

  • Bilingual Certified ASEGUIM guide
  • Accommodation at refuge
  • Transportation from Quito to Cayambe and back
  • Entry Fee
  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until breakfast at 12 pm
  • waterproof hiking boots
  • waterproof pants and jacket
  • fleece pants and jacket
  • Gloves
  • balaclava cap
  • gaiters
  • crampons
  • ice ax
  • headlamp
  • sleeping bag
  • Breakfast second day
  • Additional snacks and drinks
  • bag
  • lining gloves
  • batterys for headlight
  • Tips

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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Private Climbing
    1 - 1 Pax
    Available Seats: 1

    Adult ( 1 - 1 Pax ) $560.00 $0.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Shared Climbing
    2 - 8 Pax
    Available Seats: 8

    Adult ( 2 - 8 Pax ) $320.00 $0.00 /Person

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