Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Cotopaxi & Chimborazo in 15 days with acclimatization peaks included
- Tour Hightlights
- What is included?
- Packing list
Excellent blend between mountaineering and visits
Perfect rest time between mountains
Very beautiful landscapes surrounded by volcanoes
Hot springs in Banos
Train ride on the well-known Devil?s Nose
The famous indigenous market of Otavalo
All in country airport transfers (in and out)
All ground transportation in private vehicles
English-speaking Professional-LicenSed Guides
Meals conform itinerary (B=breakfast, BL=box lunch, D=dinner)
Special or vegetarian meals can be arranged in advance with no problem
Accommodations in refuges while in the mountains based in shared rooms
Entrance fees to all National Parks and Reserves
Accommodations in hotels while in cities based in double occupancy
All support and assistance along the tour
Domestic and International flight
Airport taxes in Ecuador when leaving the country
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Extra transportation for other activities
Excess baggage fees
All items of personal nature
Personal gear such as sleeping bag, trekking poles, etc. (Recommended packing list)
Other personal expenses
Tours or other activities not indicated on the itinerary
Insurance (we strongly recommend you to get one)
Physical Conditions Technical Conditions
Minimal Requirements: Good physical condition, being able to walk at least 5 hours, previous basic mountaineering experience, mountaineering at high altitude (above 4.500 m.). Two nights in mountain refuges.
What to expect:
TeMperature ranges from 20 Celsius to minus 10 Celsius on the top of Cotopaxi and minus 15 Celsius on Chimborazo.
Iliniza Norte: Some rock scramble, short rock climbing, dealing with fixed lines, rock fall hazard, eventually use of crampons.
Cotopaxi: 8 hours or more on glacier with mountaineering boots and crampons, some crevasses, glacier travel, early departure and ascent in the dark, elevation above 5.000 m.
Chimborazo: Some black ice at the trsverse. Due to glacier melting unstable rock up to 5.600 m. / 18,360 ft. Very good cramponing skills is a must.
26 Jan-3 Feb./2018
23 Feb.-3 Mar./2018
29 Jun.-7 Jul./2018
27 Jun.-4 Aug./2018
31 Aug.-8 Sept./2018
26 Sep.-3 Nov./2018
23 Nov.-1 Dec./2018
30 Nov.-8 Dec./2018
28 Dec./2018-5 Jan. /2019
Reccommended packing list
Toilet articles: toilet paper, hands sanitizer, soap, shampoo, towel, etc.
You will need a sleeping bag for the huts (there are mattresses), and additional camping supplies if you will climb Antisana, Sangay or Altar (equipment is often included in our prices, but please double check). Most technical and group equipment, such as: ropes, ascenders, snow pickets, ice screws, etc., will be provided if you travel with our guides.