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Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Crater of Cotopaxi 5.897 m / 19,342 ft
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Guagua Pichincha 4.870 m / 15,768 ft
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Iliniza North 5.116 m / 16,780 ft
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Cotopaxi volcano 5.897 m / 19,342 ft
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Chimborazo volcano 6.310 m / 20,696 ft
Cotopaxi climbing ecuador Avenue Of The Volcanoes
Otavalo indigenous market

Avenue Of The Volcanoes

Cotopaxi & Chimborazo in 15 days with acclimatization peaks included

Itinerary

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  • What is included?
  • Difficulty
  • Departures
  • Packing list
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Five summits

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

INCLUDED:

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

 

NOT INCLUDED:

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)

All drinks

Tips/Gratuities

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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.

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, 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.

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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