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Climb Illiniza Norte & Illiniza Sur

Climb Illiniza Norte & Sur - 3 days

Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador Ecuador

Travel program


Day 1: Illiniza Norte Summit (5126 m /16,817ft)

Day 2: Nuevos Horizontes Refuge (15,580ft/4700m)

Day 3: Illiniza Sur Summit (17,267ft/5246m)

Detailed Program

Day 1: Quito (9,186ft/2800m) – Nuevos Horizontes Hut (15,580ft/4700m)
We’ll leave Quito 7:00 a.m, heading south through the Avenue of the Volcanoes. During the tour we'll pass through the town of Machachi, as well as the beautiful village El Chaupi (Town of small agricultural plots) until we reach the La Virgen Parking Lot (3900m). From here we will hike to the shelter (2 to 3 hours) where we will have lunch and rest. After this, we will continue to the Illiniza Norte Peak, and enjoy both beautiful scenery as well as the adventure of rock climbing that is still suitable for those with little experience. Upon arriving at the summit, you will be able to see unique landscapes and other prominent volcanoes. We will then return to the refuge dinner and an overnight stay. (BL, D)

Day 2: Nuevos Horizontes Refuge (15,580ft/4700m)
This day is for rest and training techniques for climbing Illiniza Sur. Training will include basic techniques, knots, using the ice axe, crampons, self rescue. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and overnight stay. (B, BL, D)

Day 3: Refugio Nuevos Horizontes – Iliniza Sur (17,267ft/5246m)
Our climbing day starts at 2am. We’ll have a light breakfast, pack our climbing equipment and leave the refuge an hour later. We’ll hike up towards the saddle formed between both peaks and then to the Illiniza Sur summit (17,267ft/5246m) soon after. It will take us between 3 to 4 hours to get to the top. We will then return to the refuge in around 2 hours. Once here we’ll have something to eat and drink, pack our stuff and return to the La Virgen parking lot to drive back to Quito. (B/BL)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner BL= Box Lunch

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional guides ASEGUIM member (mountain guide ratio 4 climbers) for Illiniza Norte
  • Meals on the mountains as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner),
  • Accommodation in Nuevos Horizontes refuge.
  • Technical mountain gear harness and helmet
  • Lunch in High Andes Café (El Chaupi town)
  • Mountain equipment (trekking boots, crampons, harness, helmet
  • Meals on the mountain as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)

Not included:
  • Personal mountains gear (sleeping bags, mittens, sunglasses, head lamp, water thermos bottle, etc.)
  • Extra drinks in the huts
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips

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 travel lovers. 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: 3 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximum: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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