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Illiniza is a stratovolcano in Ecuador, located about 55 km southwest of Quito. Illiniza, a dormant stratovolcano, consists of two snow covered peaks: Illiniza Sur (5,248 m) and Illiniza Norte (5,126 m). Most guidebooks (for example, Lonely Planet Ecuador, Ecuador: A Climbing Guide) spell the mountain with only one "l" as in Iliniza
Elevation Illiniza Sur: 5,248 metres (17,218 ft)
Illiniza Norte: 5,126 m (16,818 ft)
Location Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates 0°39′34″S 78°42′49″W
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Holocene
Last eruption Unknown
Whilst Illiniza Sur (the southern peak) is a more difficult climb due to its glacial nature, Illiniza Norte requires little or no climbing expertise, and may be done as a trekking peak. A guide is still recommended, however, as the path becomes hard to navigate as it approaches the summit.

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Number of people  One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
  180 169
2 98 90
3 74 70
4 60 57

 

The above prices do not include park entry fee, nights accomodation, food or equipment but a rough idea for these costs is available by clicking here!

This is Ecuador Adventure, with great photos to be tacken, good training

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Corazón (Spanish: heart), is a dormant, eroded stratovolcano of Ecuador. It is situated about 30 km southwest of Quito in the western slopes of the Andes.

 


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  • Corazón trekking peak. A guide is still recommended, however, as the path becomes hard to navigate as it approaches the summit and you may need ropes.

     

     
 
Elevation 4,790 m (15,715 ft)
Location Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates 00°32′S 78°40′W
Type Stratovolcano
 
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Number of people  One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
1 199 189
2 110 99
3 85 80
4 75 70

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Good training mountain , not to mention near to quito!
  • Pasochoa (4.200 meters) is an extinct volcano located in the Guayllabamba river basin in the Ecuadorean Andes. The current mountain form is a collapsed crater with a semicircular shape. This structure emerged approximately 100 thousand years ago due to an eruption which destroyed the crater and occidental slope of the previous volcanic cone.
Elevation Pasochoa 4199 m (13773 ft)
Location Pachinacha Province, Ecuador
Range Cordillera Occidental, Andes
Coordinates 0.46, -78.48
Type Inactive
Last eruption 12th century BC
 
  • Pasochoa is a more difficult climb than some of the moutnains in this section due to its ridges, Pasocha requires little or no climbing expertise, and may be done as a trekking peak. A guide is still recommended for people who have not climbed & are training for bigger Volcanos as rop work can be practised.

The information below is pricing for this mountain each mountain is different!

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  • This price is for ( $$) guide which is the minimum level guide for this mountain, for a more experienced guide the price will go up by 10% per ( $$ ) 15% for a    ( $$$ ).
   
Number of people  One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
1 73 68
2 62 60
3 59 54
4 51 48

 

The above prices do not include park entry fee, nights accomodation, food or equipment but a rough idea for these costs is available by clicking here!
The best spot in Ecuador for photo of the capital Quito!

 

  • Guagua Pichincha is a great day out for all with an opportunity of seeing some fantastic views of many impressive surrounding volcanoes and if you are lucky with the weather you will have an opportunity of having views all the way to the jungle. A great mountain for acclimatization. 
Elevation 4,784 metres (15,696 ft)
Location Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates -0.171, -78.598
Type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt North Volcanic Zone
Age of rock Pleistocene
Last eruption 2004

Guagua Pichincha is a nice climb, requires little or no climbing expertise, and may be done as a trekking peak in less than a day. A guide is still recommended for people who have not climbed & are training for bigger mountains as rope work can be practised.

The information below is pricing for this mountain each mountain is different! Per/Person, 

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This price is for ( $) guide which is the minimum level guide for this mountain, for a more experienced guide the price will go up by 10% per ( $$ ) 15% for a ( $$$ ).    

 

Number of people  One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
1 $70 $65
2 $60 $55
3 $50 $45
4 $45 $40

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The best spot in Ecuador for photo of the capital Quito!
  • Ruccu Pichincha is an active stratovolcano in the country of Ecuador, whose capital Quito wraps around its eastern slopes. The mountain''s two highest peaks are the Guagua (15,696 feet/4,784 m), which means "child" in Quechuaand the Rucu (15, 413 feet/4,698 m), which means "old person". The active caldera is in the Guagua, on the western side of the mountain.
Elevation 4,784 metres (15,696 ft)
Location Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
Range Andes
Coordinates -0.171, -78.598
Type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt North Volcanic Zone
Age of rock Pleistocene
Last eruption 2004

Ruccu Pichincha is a nice climb and requires little or no climbing expertise. It may be done as a trekking peak in less than a day due to easy access from the cable car (teleferico). A guide is still recommended for people who have no climbing experience & for individuals training for bigger mountains, as rope work can be practised.

The information below is pricing for this mountain each mountain is different! Per/Person, Multi day is best to climb with the same guide over a given period.

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This price is for ($) guide which is the minimum level guide for this mountain, for a more experienced guide the price will go up by 15% per ( $$ ) 20% for a ( $$$ ) or 25% ($$$).     

 

Number of people  One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
1 60 50
2 50 47
3 40 38
4 35 33
The above prices do not include cable car fee, nights accomodation, food or equipment but a rough idea for these costs is available by clicking here!
The Highest active volcano in the world , try this out for an Extreme Ecuador Adventure
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  • Cotopaxi is a stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains, located about 75 kilometres (50 mi) south of Quito, Ecuador. It is the second highest summit in the country, reaching a height of 5,897 m (19,347 ft)
  • Cotopaxi has an almost symmetrical cone that rises from a highland plain of about 3,800 metres (12,500 ft), with a width at its base of about 23 kilometres (14 mi).[3]
Elevation 5,897 m (19,347 ft)
Location Ecuador
Range Andes
Prominence 2,403 m (7,884 ft)[1]
Coordinates 0°40′S 78°26′W
Type Stratovolcano
Volcanic arc/belt North Volcanic Zone
Last eruption 1940
First ascent 1872-11-28 by Wilhelm Reiss andÁngel Escobar
Easiest route North side: Glacier/Snow Climb (Grade F)
Listing Ultra
  • Cotopaxi is one of the more difficult climb in this section due to its glacier nature and shifting routes, when people say this is easy it is because they haven''t climbed it or they had great weather, no mountain is easy and all these mountains need a lot of respect! It requires little climbing expertise but it is necessary that you are physically fit & well acclimatized.
  • The path becomes a little hard to navigate as it approaches summit due to shifting snow but this is the most amazing not to mention the highest active volcano in the world enjoy.

The information below is pricing for this mountain each mountain is different! This price is for ( $$) guide which is the minimum level guide for this mountain, for a more experienced guide the price will go up by 15% per ($$$ )25% for a ( $$$$ )

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Number of people 

One off climb Multi-mountain adventure
1 $280 $260
2 $160 $140
3 $120 $100
4 2 guides needed 2 guides needed
The above prices do not include park entry fee, nights accomodation, food or equipment but a rough idea for these costs is available by clicking here!
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The Adventure: Visit Cotopaxi the highest active volcano in the world.

Physical rating: 3-5

Adventure rating: 3-6 Trekking skills not required.

Adventure Highlights: Spotting a Condor. Amazing views. Fresh Andean air. Summiting to the base camp of the volcano if you are feeling up to it. Breathtaking views.

At 5897 meters above sea level, and rising majestically above the Andean mountains, Cotopaxi is the highest active volcano in the world. With an almost perfectly symmetrical cone shape it makes Cotopaxi a picture book image of Ecuador.

 

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Being high in the Andes is a really special feeling that has be to experienced. Ecuador is one of the few places in the world where it is possible to reach 5000m without years of climbing experience. Join us for the thrill of being high in the Andes with breathtaking views of surrounding andean mountains.

 

Rough itinerary:

A full day spent visiting the volcano. There is the possibility of hiking up to the snow line, visiting laguna Limpiopungo, a lake high in the andes at the foot of Cotopaxi or a possible horse ride in the afternoon in full chagra outfit (name commonly used for the cowboys of this region). A magnificent photographic panorama of peaks such as Cotopaxi , Sincholagua and Ruminahui. Along the route leading to the lake it’s possible to observe flocks of llamas and other species of mammals, especially rabbits and deer. It’s also possible to observe flora at altitude, which notably changes in ascendancy.

 

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If you have future plans to climb Ecuador’s high volcanoes. In just one day it is possible to summit mountains such as: Guagua Pichincha, Pasochoa, El Corazon, Illinizas Norte, Atacazo. These serve as great acclimatization hikes if you are interested in attempting to summit mountains like Cotopaxi.

Mode of Transport: . The vehicle will be driven by a trained and licensed coach driver with many years of experience. We will have on board a fully qualified mountain guide.

What’s included?

  • Transport in a safe, comfortable and modern people transporter.

  • Trained and experienced bilingual mountain guide will lead all of the treks and climbs

 

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UPCOMING TRIP: Email for dates, limited spaces. Book now!

Type of Adventure: High Andean adventure, off the beaten track with lots of local colour and culture. Beginner to extreme trekking and horse riding. A must-see area of Ecuador.

Physical rating: 3-6 Always above 3000m. Extreme trekking to sedate sight-seeing.

Adventure rating: 6-8 Off the main tourist trail on dirt roads.

Adventure Highlights: High Andean culture. Amazing views of Laguna Quilotoa. Horse riding in the fresh Andean air. Note: ratings are on a scale of 1-10 with 1 being the lowest.

Number of travelers Price per person
2 $345
3 $270
4 $230

 

This is an all inclusive 3-day trip which includes a bilingual guide, transport, accommodation, all meals and guided trekking.

Or you have the option of staying at the world famous Black Sheep Inn. Join us for the spectacular Laguna Quilotoa adventure, one of Ecuador’s most exhilarating destinations. (see photos)

The crater lake of Laguna Quilotoa is nestled 3,800m high in an active Andean volcano. Located about 100km south of Quito, the ‘Laguna,’ or lake, sparkles a beautiful emerald colour due to high mineral content in the icy water. The surrounding area offers stunning vistas with high mountain peaks and rugged Andean landscapes. Here, you''ll find some of the best trekking and horseback riding in Ecuador. The remoteness of Laguna Quilotoa transports you back in time through unforgettable indigenous Andean villages along rustic dirt roads. This is one adventure in Ecuador you do not want to miss.

 

Day 1

  • 8:00 - Leave from Quito.

  • 8:00 - 10:30 - Drive through the world famous Avenue of the Volcanoes for great photo opportunities and spectacular views.

  • Shift into expedition mode for the dirt roads of the Quilotoa Loop. Enjoy the mind altering scenery as we traverse through lost Andean villages forgotten by time.

  • 12:30 - Along the way, we''ll stop for a traditional Andean lunch.

  • Late afternoon - Arrive at our cozy high-Andean lodge where you can enjoy guided treks featuring stunning views, deep ravines and snowcapped Andean peaks.

  • 19.00 - Dinner at the lodge. Afterwards, curl up by the fire with a good book or challenge your travel mates to a game of chess.

Day2

  • 8:00 - Depart the lodge for a short, adventurous drive down the bumpy dirt roads to the rim of the Laguna Quilotoa crater.

  • 9:30 - 12:30 - Explore Laguna Quilotoa. The initial views of this amazing volcano will take your breath away. From the car park, enjoy an easy but exhilarating trek down to Quilotoa lake where you can hire a kayak for only $1.50/hour or lounge on the water''s edge, soaking in the sun.

  • 12:30 - Embark on the journey back up to the crater''s edge. Mules are available to ride for a small fee.

  • 13:30 - Dine on the crater''s rim in a typical Andean restaurant for lunch.

  • 16:00- Arrive back at the lodge for a beer, relaxation, and then a leisurely stroll around the local village.

  • 19:00 - Dinner and socialising.

Day 3

  • 8:00AM - 12:30 - Spend the morning relaxing and taking in the high Andean atmosphere. For those interested in exploring the countryside, mountain biking and horseback riding are available. For the die-hard athletes, a morning run at this altitude will certainly give you a productive workout.

  • 12:30 - Lunch at the lodge.

  • 13:30 - 19:00 - Continue our Quilotoa Loop adventure along one of the most scenic roads in Ecuador, stopping as frequently as you want, to soak in the sun and take photos guaranteed to impress your friends back home.

  • 19:00 - Arrive back in Quito after three days of high Andean adventure.

 

Q. How difficult is the Trekking?
A. The area around Chugchilan and Quilotoa is set high (3800m) in the beautiful Andes. You will need to have a basic level of fitness but are not expected to be an extreme climber or mountaineer. The longest walk will be around 4hrs and at a slow pace. If you feel the need it is possible to hire mules to either take your day bag or even you! It all adds to the adventure!

 

Q. What vehicle will we travel in?
A. We will be travelling in a fully expedition equipped 4x4. The 4x4 is both safe and comfortable and at the same time strong and has legendary off road capabilities. On board we carry a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, maps & tools. The vehicle will be driven by fully licensed driver with many years of experience driving expeditions throughout Latin America.

 

Q. What’s included?

  • Transport in a safe and comfortable 4x4, with plenty of space for you and your bags; no more than 7 people.

  • Trained and experienced Mountain Guide will lead all of the treks.

  • Lunch, breakfast and dinner in local Andean restaurants while on the trip.

  • Clean and comfortable accommodation in a beautiful Andean hostel; hot water, restaurant, bar, open fire, hammocks

 

Q. What''s not included?

  • Hire of a mule for the trek back up from the lake (~$4).

  • Mountain bikes (~$10/day).

  • Horseback riding (~$15 for 3-4 hours).

 

Q. What to pack?

  • Walking boots or strong trekking type shoes.

  • Waterproof jacket.

  • Warm hat and gloves (if you have them - or you can buy them for few dollars).

  • Day pack and larger over night pack.

  • Sun glasses.

  • Sun cream.

  • Clothes for day trekking prepare for chilly nights and warm days.

  • Change of clothes for the evening.

  • Sense of adventure!

 

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