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Cotopaxi Summit in 5 Days

Level of difficulty: Moderate
Participants: 1+ persons

The ascent of Cotopaxi is an excellent introduction to high-altitude mountaineering and a great option for more experienced climbers who have time restraints. This expedition will lead to the summit of the highest active volcano in the world and the second highest mountain in Ecuador in less than a week.

Ecuador is one of the best places in the world to develop skills in high-altitude mountaineering. Therefore, there will be two days dedicated to developing these skills before the attempt to summit this beautiful and inspirational mountain. Besides offering unique opportunities to satisfy your dreams to climb, Ecuador is a country rich in culture and history. The people are very friendly and you will feel welcomed and comfortable throughout your trip in this marvelous country.

You can take this program alone or with a partner. The advantage of doing this program alone is that you will have a guide just for you. On the other hand, the advantage of having a partner is a low price. I also can help you to find a partner. Please let us know what option would be the best for you.

Itinerary

DAY 1: PASOCHOA
We will leave Quito in the morning and drive past the Panamerican Highway to the foot of the extinct volcano. The ascent will take us about 4 hours. On the top we will eat lunch and enjoy the breathtaking views of Cotopaxi and the other nearby volcanoes. After descending we will head to PapaGayo lodge to prepare for next day climb. Meals: Box Lunch.

DAY 2: NORTH ILINIZAS
After a delicious breakfast we will drive to the base of the Ilinizas mountains from where will start our ascent. During the ascent we will have a delicious box lunch before reaching the summit. After reaching the summit we will return to PapaGayo Lodge. Meals: Breakfast, Box Lunch.

DAY 3: COTOPAXI NATIONAL PARK
A day to relax at Papagayo lodge and retrieve your energy for the next two days. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 4: JOSE RIBAS REFUGE
After breakfast at PapaGayo lodge we will head to Cotopaxi National Park. After approximately an hour walk, we will arrive at the refuge Jose Ribas (4800m). Training on the nearest glacier, we will learn and practice snow climbing skills, self-arrest, rope handling and glacier travel. Return to the refuge to prepare for the ascent. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

DAY 5: COTOPAXI SUMMIT
We will begin the ascent in the early morning. We will walk for an hour over screen and snow until we arrive at the bottom of the glacier (5080m). After five to six hours, we will reach the summit (5897m/19560 ft) where we will be able to admire the gigantic crater that is 800 meters in diameter, the sea of clouds covering the Amazon, the lane of volcanoes, Cayambe, Antisana, and Chimborazo. We will descend to the refuge in two or three hours where we will pack and then travel to Quito. Meals: Breakfast.

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2015 prices:

Pasochoa, Ilinizas & Cotopaxi 5-day Tour

Number of Passengers Standard Luxury
Shared services
USD 557
USD 614
Semi private services
USD 720
USD 833
All private
USD 889
USD 1002

Ilinizas & Cotopaxi 5-day Tour

Number of Passengers Standard Luxury
Shared services
USD 479
USD 535
Semi private services
USD 642
USD 754
All private
USD 732
USD 844

The price includes:

  • Transfer From And To Quito
  • Professional Guide
  • Transfer To Climbing Areas
  • 4 X Overnight In Private Room In Hosteria Papagayo
  • 1 X Overnight In Cotopaxi Nationalpark
  • Meals As Specified In Itinerary

Prices doesn't include:

  • Tips And Gratuities
  • Pasochoa Entrance Fee
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other Not Specified
  • Accommodation In Quito

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