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Climb Iliniza Norte

Climbing Iliniza Norte (5126m/16,818ft)

Our adventure begins in the city of Quito at 6am; it’s an hour long drive to the parking lot called “La Virgen” (3900m) where we will start our ascent. It will take us about 4 to 6 hours to climb to the summit and we will have to pass some difficult sections on the way. After taking pictures of the breathtaking landscapes we will head back down to the parking lot where our private transportation will be waiting. Return to Quito.


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Travel program

Itinerary:

Day 1: Quito (9,186ft/2800m) – Illiniza Norte Summit (16,818ft/5126m) – Quito

Detailed Program


Day 1: Quito – Illiniza Norte Summit (16,818ft/5126m)
We will leave from Quito (9,186ft/2800m) in the morning and drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes until we get to the village of “El Chaupi”. We will continue driving up until we get to “La Virgen parking lot” (12,795ft/3900m). Once there, we will start a 3-hour hike up to the “Nuevos Horizontes Hut” (15,580ft/4750m). After relaxing for 15 minutes, we will continue hiking up towards the saddle formed between both peaks and then to Illiniza Norte summit (16,818ft/ 5126 m). The approach to the top involves an easy 3-hour scrambling. Once at the summit, we will enjoy and admire the beautiful surroundings, then return to the La Virgen parking lot and drive back to Quito. (BL)

Included meals: BL= Box Lunch

What's Included


Services included in the prices:
  • Superior service
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional ASEGUIM mountain guide (ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • Meals on the mountain as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • Illinizas entrance fee, and permit registration

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sunglasses, head lamp, etc.
  • Extra drinks in the Hut
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Other non-specified expenses

Necessary Equipment:

  • Warm clothing
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • Scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Suncream
  • Camera
  • Small backpack
  • Energy drinks and snacks
  • Hiking boots
  • Extra water
  • Rain pants

Prices & Dates


In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons

High Season: June to August / December to January
Low season: February to May / September to November

Ecuador is a fantastic destination that offers plenty of options for travellers. In addition to the Andes, Galápagos and Amazon Jungle are also part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: Demanding
Dates & Prices: To be determined / Contact us!
Places: On this trip, places are still available. *Available
Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimum: 2 Maximum: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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