Ecuador is well-known for its iconic volcanoes including Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Cayambe. These beautiful peaks rise high above the surrounding landscape, the Ecuadorian “Páramo,” and offer the spectacle of pristine glaciers along the equator. Cotopaxi is considered to be one of world’s highest active volcanoes!
Our flagship trekking itinerary starts with the Cotopaxi park and a non-technical peak, Rumiñahui (4722 m / 15,500 ft). You’ll also visit the base of the Cotopaxi glacier! This itinerary is also an opportunity to dive into the middle of the Indian life and to traverse Andean landscapes of great beauty. After Cotopaxi you begin a mutli-day trek between villages, arriving at one of the most beautiful sites in Ecuador: the lagoon of Quilotoa, a still active volcanic crater transformed by nature into a lake.
Climbing the high peaks – namely Cotopaxi and Chimborazo – is great for climbers with technical experience and interest in reaching several summits. You’ll acclimatize on several non-technical peaks before attempting these aesthetic mountaineering objectives.
Are you interested in mountaineering but you don’t have the experience? We can arrange for an itinerary that allows you to learn the ropes!
Are you interested in peak-bagging but not in any technical climbing? We can arrange for a non-technical itinerary that focuses on summits!
Are you interested in trekking but don’t have a lot of time or wish to combine it with a trip to the Galapagos? We can arrange for shorter itineraries!
Contact us for more information about the amazing trekking opportunities in Ecuador!