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Climb Cotopaxi volcano in 6 days
Itinerary

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Good introduction to high altitud mountaineering in the Andes.

Guide ratio of 1:2 on Cayambe, Cotopaxi and Chimborazo.

Certified guides with local and international experience.

Porters support for Chimborazo.

INCLUDED:

All ground transportation in private vehicles.

English-speaking profesional ASEGUIM/UIAGM mountain guides.

Meals conform itinerary (B=breakfast, BL=box lunch, D=dinner).

Special or vegetarian meals can be arranged in advance.

Accommodations in huts 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.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Domestic and/or international flights.

Airport taxes in Ecuador when leaving the country.

Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.

Extra transportation or other activities.

Excess baggage fees.

All items of personal nature.

Personal mountaineering gear such as sleeping bag, trekking poles, etc.

Other personal expenses.

Tours or other activities not indicated on the itinerary.

Insurance (we strongly recommend you to get one).

All drinks.

Tips/gratuities.

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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 traverse. Due to glacier melting unstable rock up to 5.600 m. / 18,360 ft. Very good cramponing skills is a must.

2018 Departures

January

5-13/Jan./2018

12-20/Jan./2018

19-27/Jan./2018

26 Jan-3 Feb./2018

February

2 Jan.-10/Feb./2018

9-17 /Feb./2018

16-24/Feb./2018

23 Feb.-3 Mar./2018

March

2-10/March/2018

9-17/March/2018

16-24/March/2018

23-31/March/2018

April

6-14/April/2018

13-21/April/2018

20-28/April/2018

27-Apr.-5 May./2018

May

4-12/May./2018

11-19/May./2018

18-26/May./2018

25.May-2 Jun./2018

June

1-9/Jun./2018

8-16/Jun./2018

15-23/Jun./2018

22-30/Jun./2018

July

29 Jun.-7 Jul./2018

6-14/Jul./2018

13-21/Jul./2018

27 Jun.-4 Aug./2018

August

3-11/Aug./2018

10-18/Aug./2018

17-25/Aug./2018

24-Aug.-1 Sep./2018

September

31 Aug.-8 Sept./2018

7-15/Sept./2018

14-22/Sept./2018

21-29/Sept./2018

October

5-13/Oct./2018

12-20/Oct./2018

19-27/Oct./2018

26 Sep.-3 Nov./2018

November

2-10/Nov./2018

9-17/Nov./2018

16-24/Nov./2018

23 Nov.-1 Dec./2018

December

30 Nov.-8 Dec./2018

7-15/Dec./2018

14-22/Dec./2018

28 Dec./2018-5 Jan. /2019

Reccommended packing list
  • Large size backpack
  • day pack (hiking)
  • ice axe (70 cm length is ok)
  • confortable hiking shoes
  • heavy duty climbing boots
  • 12 point crampons (reasonably sharp)
  • climbing harness
  • climbing helmet
  • 1 locking carabiner (big one)
  • 3 regular carabiners
  • sleeping bag
  • sunglasses
  • ski googles
  • sunscreen (50 or more protection factor)
  • lip balm
  • plastic water bottle
  • thermos
  • gaiters
  • wool socks
  • light cotton
  • shirts and t-shirts
  • hiking pants
  • Gore-tex pants
  • wind and snow shell-type parka
  • light to medium weight insulated parka (down or synthetic)
  • polypropylene underwear (2 tops, 1 bottom)
  • wool sweater or fleece jacket
  • wool or fleece cap
  • Gore-tex gloves
  • polypro gloves
  • headlamp (and spare batteries)
  • PERSONAL first aid kit and personal medication

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.

 

In the case of traveling light there are several mountain climbing outfitters where you can rent equipment like mountaineering boots, crampons , ice-axes, harnesses, helmets, etc. but we strongly reccommend to bring, at least, your own boots.

 

Most technical and group equipment, such as: ropes, ascenders, snow pickets, ice screws, etc., will be provided if you travel with our guides.

NOTES ON THE ITINERARY: Although we do our best to adhere to the schedule listed above, the day-by-day activities and camping locations listed on this itinerary are subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control including group pace, interests and acclimatization, weather, trail, on road conditions and/or water availability at the campsites according to the time of the year. Hiking distances and altitudes are approximate, and times indicated are net hiking or driving times that do not include lunch breaks, rest stops, time to explore the area, etc. This program is suitable for physically fit participants accustomed to outdoor activities. Contact Us.

 

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