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by PROJECT CORDILLERA

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Cordillera Central, Ecuador

Condorpaxi Trek

When: JAN-DEC

Where: Ecuador

Length: 5 days

Level: Intermediate

From: $809

Overview

An easy going and very scenic trek in the Ecuadorian Andes

Traverse the most spectacular landscapes and get the best view of the Avenue of Volcanoes in Ecuador

Journey along the Avenue of Volcanoes for some truly spectacular sites of snow-capped volcanoes and pristine forest. This relatively easy trek showcases the beauty and diversity of Ecuador’s landscape.

Ecuador boasts some of the most visually stunning volcanoes in South America, which can mostly be accessed from the capital city of Quito.

The Condorpaxi Trek is the perfect way for hikers to explore this volcano-filled country, starting in Quito, then heading to Pasochoa, where you will pass through grasslands and forest before reaching the extinct volcano where you will walk around the crater.

Then, you’ll continue along an ancient trail to the Rumiñahui Volcano where you’ll come face to face with Cotopaxi and Corazón Volcano - both of which you’ll be climbing!

Next, the summit of Cotopaxi awaits. The glacier is challenging, but you’ll be in good hands and the view from the top is truly a sight to behold. It’s worth it; take our word for it.

It’s not over yet, though! Hike Corazón, and finally, Illiniza North for an easy, rocky celebration hike. Take one final opportunity to bask in the glory of the surrounding volcanoes.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 -

Pasochoa volcano 4,200 m.
Depart from Quito to the Pasochoa Volcano, where your trekking begins. Head south on a easy going trail along the crater edge of this extinct volcanoand descend into the Pedregal Valley where your hacienda is located.

Day 2 -

Rumiñahui volcano (4,200m)
Hike to the top of the northern summit of Rumiñahui volcano, which is rather a gentle altitude hike. Pass by the Indian community of Pedregal following an ancient trail. Back to the hacienda for dinner.

Day 3 -

Cotopaxi hut and glacier 5,000 m
After breakfast, head up on the trail to the Rivas Hut and get to the edge of the Glacier at 5,000 m. Leave the National Park and head to the hacienda at the base of Corazón Volcano.

Day 4 -

Corazón Volcano 4,670 m.
The ascent to this summit is relative easy and a great training for iIlniza North the next day. Head back to the Hacienda for dinner.

Day 5 -

Iliniza North 5,125 m
Walk up hill to the summit north Ilinizas 5,125 m. This is a rather easy and recommended training if you want to attempt higher peaks. Head back to hacienda and Quito.

What's Included

Can be included

  • All in-country transport during trip
  • Hotel accommodations for specified time
  • Professional, certified English-speaking guides
  • Professional outdoor cook, 3 healthy meals a day plus snacks during the wilderness components of the trip
  • All national park entrance fees

Not usually included:

  • International flights and applicable airport taxes
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Incidental personal expenditures, including emergency evacuations and medical expenditures
  • Insurance: personal travel, high mountain and/or medical insurance

Scheduled Trips

16th Dec 2018 - 20th Dec 2018

This is a 5 day trek from Quito to Quito. It includes Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Corazón, and Iliniza North Volcanoes. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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6th Jan 2019 - 10th Jan 2019

This is a 5 day trek from Quito to Quito. It includes Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Corazón, and Iliniza North Volcanoes. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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20th Jan 2019 - 24th Jan 2019

This is a 5 day trek from Quito to Quito. It includes Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Corazón, and Iliniza North Volcanoes. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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3rd Feb 2019 - 7th Feb 2019

This is a 5 day trek from Quito to Quito. It includes Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Corazón, and Iliniza North Volcanoes. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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17th Feb 2019 - 21st Feb 2019

This is a 5 day trek from Quito to Quito. It includes Pasochoa, Rumiñahui, Cotopaxi, Corazón, and Iliniza North Volcanoes. Dates will be confirmed during booking process.

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