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Cotopaxi volcano climbing activities reopens for the mountain Lovers and the general public

In August 2015 the Cotopaxi National Park decided to close the Cotopaxi volcano for any touristic activities due to the increasing volcanic activity, gas explosions and ash spread for several weeks.

Last week the ministery of tourism in cooperation with the ministry of environment announced that “the volcanic activity has decreased considerably in the Cotopaxi, so restricted areas to the public are now safe and open to the public” (Enrique Ponce de Leon, Ecuador´s minister of tourism) in a press conference.

Ecuador is a country that is blessed with a diversity of exciting landscapes which are extremely popular for any Adventure. Within this small yet multifaceted place one can find numerous adventure activities that increase a lot of adrenalin for every adventurist such as white water rafting, zip lining, mountain biking, diving, as well as mountain and glacier climbing.

In the case of Ecuador, an adventure sport industry has been developing over the years and has been growing, since the popularity of Ecuador as a travel destination that ‘has it all’, increased. The Cotopaxi volcano is definitely one of the most important destinations that makes Ecuador so attractive for tourists, just behind the Galapagos Islands.

Cotopaxi Travel  is one of the most specialized Mountain Climbing Tour Operator in Ecuador 

For more information please send us and email to info@cotopaxi-travel.com

 

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Se levanta restricción para ascender hasta los 5.300 metros del volcán Cotopaxi.

Redacción Regional Centro Hasta el lunes 11 de julio se mantenía le restricción que impedía a los turistas ascender más allá del refugio José Rivas, localizado a 4.800 metros del volcán Cotopaxi. El martes 12 de julio, Patricia Larrea, nueva coordinadora zonal de la Secretaría Nacional de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR), anunció que se podrá acceder únicamente hasta los 5.300 metros. El acceso a la cumbre continúa cerrado, ya que, según Larrea, el Instituto Geofísico de la Escuela Politécnica Nacional (IG-EPN) dio a conocer que la emanación de gases nocivos para los humanos aún es alta en el coloso. La apertura se realizará cuando el IG lo determine con base a sus estudios. Mientras tanto, las operadoras y agencias de turismo ven con buenos ojos esta iniciativa. Sebastián Toapanta, representante de Cotopaxi Travel,contó que varios turistas extranjeros ya hicieron reservaciones para la travesía. “Esta noticia sin duda reactivará el turismo”, aseguró Toapanta. La coordinadora de la SGR explicó que es competencia del Ministerio de Ambiente del Ecuador (MAE) controlar que los turistas no accedan a la cumbre (I) Esta noticia ha sido publicada originalmente por Diario EL TELÉGRAFO bajo la siguiente dirección: http://www.eltelegrafo.com.ec/noticias/regional-centro/1/se-abre-acenso-hasta-los-5-300-metros-del-volcan-cotopaxi Si va a hacer uso de la misma, por favor, cite nuestra fuente y coloque un enlace hacia la nota original.

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Since the August 14. 2015 the excess to the summit of the Cotopaxi Volcano has been closed for climbers. Reason for that was a new strong eruption of the mountain that day, and the damages that the main route to the top received on that event. Now after allmost 2 years the chance of the summit beeing opened again, is opening up. Technicians from the Department of Risk Management, Ministries of Tourism and Environment, as well as high mountain experts analyzed new and safe routes, which have the respective signage for a risk-free climb, to the top of Cotopaxi. There is a high chance that the summit will be open again at the end of june, if everything works out. So stay tuned folks and check out our offers for cotopaxi trips and reserve a place in one of the first tours to the summit again. If you want to book right now, don't worry. If the summit should not be opened again, there are still a lot other mountains to climb and we are flexible and can reorgenize for an other summit.

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