2 day climbing tour cotopaxi summit

2-Day Climbing Tour Cotopaxi Summit

Cotopaxi is the most beautiful volcano in the world, as well as one of the most active volcanoes in the world and the second highest volcano in Ecuador. The climb up to the summit of Cotopaxi is not highly technical, but it does require a pre-climb glacier travel course. You will take part in this course the afternoon before the ascent. The course includes the use of crampons, ice axes and ropes. Leaving from the refuge around midnight climbers begin the ascent of the volcano arriving at the top of Cotopaxi after sunrise at 6am. We recommend to you our Acclimatization Packages to ensure that you enjoy your climbing experience!


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Travel Program

Itinerary:

Day 1: José Rivas Refuge – Elevation (15,951ft. / 4862 m.)
Day 2: Cotopaxi Summit – Elevation (19,347 ft. / 5897 m.)

Detailed Program:


Day 1: Quito 9,186 ft. / 2800m. - José Rivas Refuge (15,951ft. / 4862 m.)
We will leave Quito early in the morning around 9:30am and drive south through the Avenue of the Volcanoes until the entrance of Cotopaxi National Park. From here will drive east to the Cotopaxi parking lot (14,764ft/4500m) then we’ll hike for around an hour to the Jose Ribas Refuge (15,748ft/4800m). In the afternoon we’ll head up to the glacier for ice practice and training. We’ll learn some basic techniques which will include how to handle climbing equipment (crampons, ice axe, rope, etc) then go back to the Refuge for dinner and rest. (D)

Day 2: José Rivas Refuge - Summit Cotopaxi (19,347 ft. / 5897 m.)
Midnight will be our wake up time and the departure to the top (19,347ft/5897m) will be around 1am, after having a light breakfast and getting our stuff ready for the ascent. The climb will take us about 6 to 8 hours and once at the summit we’ll take our time for pictures of the crater and surroundings, and then we’ll head back down the refuge, which will take us 2 to 3 hours. Once at the refuge we will pack our belongings, have something to eat and go down to the parking lot, where our transportation will be ready to take us back to Quito (9,186ft/2800m).(B)

What's Included:


Services included in the prices:

  • Ecuadorian qualified and experienced local Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM/UIAGM) ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • Registration in the System SIB (System Information of Biodiversity )
  • Technical mountain equipment (Mountaineering Boots, crampons, ice axe, harness, helmet)
  • Land transportation and transfers to Cotopaxi National Park
  • Cotopaxi Refuge Jose Rivas 1 night
  • All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch and D: Dinner)
Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sunglasses, head lamp, etc.)
  • International flight tickets
  • Hotel in Quito
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Other non-specified expenses

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Recommendations:

EcuadorWhat to Bring?
  • 1.- Head torch
  • 2.- Helmet (includes)
  • 3.- Sun Glasses
  • 4.- Buff/ Warm cap  
  • 5.- Backpack
  • 6.- First layer
  • 7.- Second layer
  • 8.-Third layer (Waterproof Windbreaks, Waterproof pants)
  • 9.- Mittens/Gloves
  • 10.- Harness (Includes)
  • 11.- Inside gloves
  • 12.- Carabiners (Includes)
  • 13.- Thermal pants
  • 14.- Ice ax (includes)
  • 15.- Dynamic Rope (includes)
  • 16.- Thermal Lycra
  • 17.- Gaiters (includes)
  • 18.- Socks Mountain
  • 19.- Crampons (Includes)
  • 20.- Mountaineering boots (Includes)
  • 21.- Sleeping Bag
  • 22.- Battery Groups AAA
  • 23.- Sunscreen
  • 24.- Trekking Poles
  • 25.- Thermo / Canteen fro Water
  • 26.- Energy bars

 

Prices:

    On this trip, places are still available 1 Person........... 480 USD
  • On this trip, places are still available Group of 2.........280 USD per person
  • On this trip, places are still available Group of 3.........360 USD per person
  • On this trip, places are still available Group of 4.........280 USD per person
  • On this trip, places are still available Group of 5.........330 USD per person

 

Date:

September


Location


Country / Location: Ecuador

Important Details


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 travel lovers. In addition to the Andes, Galápagos and Amazon Jungle are also part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: (Beginner) No prior climbing experience is required. Climbers should be in good physical condition and it is highly recommended that they have some backpacking experience.
Places: On this trip, places are still available. *Available
Trip-code: Number ►Cotoclimb-2D
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimum: 2 Maximum: 12
Mountain Guide / TripAdvisor: Fernando Iza
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!


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What People Say about this Trip

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Cristian A

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Una experiencia inolvidable visitando la laguna de Quilotoa
Definitivamente el mejor lugar donde puedes encontrar información turística, excelente servicio y profesionales con experiencia, gracias al guia Fernando por compartir sus conocimientos y experiencias.

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Daniela M

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TREKKING a EL ALTAR
Bellisimo trekking a el Altar con un fantastico grupo de trekkers de Quito y Cuenca. Muy buena atención de Fernando y Sebastian. Altamente recomendados. Fernando es un profesional de la montaña con un historial de escaladas y trekking muy interesante y Sebastian es un joven super entusiasta de la montaña y muy muy paciente.

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Jorge V

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Guias en el Ilniza Sur y Norte
Tuve una excelente experiencia con Cotopaxi Travel!!! Han sido mis guias por 2 anos en alto montanismo. Fernando es un profesional de primer nivel, con mucha paciencia, un nivel bien alto. Los recomiendo a todos los amantes de las montanas y montanismo.

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