Come and climb Cotopaxi, considered the highest active volcano in the world!
With its perfect cone shape and glaciers this is a challenging and fun mountain to scale.
What to bring
Warm, comfortable and water-proof clothing
Change of clothes for three days
Water-proof hiking shoes
Flashlight incl. batteries
Cotopaxi – 2 Day Climbing Tour Itinerary
We depart Baños in our comfortable van for the 4 hour trip to Cotopaxi National Park. For operational reasons some dates this trip could start in Latacunga Relax while our guide briefs you on the mountain and points out interesting sights along the way.
Our starting point will be at 4800 meters (15748 feet) and from there we will take a 30 minutes hike to the Jose Rivas refuge. After lunch and during the evening we will be instructed in techniques and do practice drills in preparation for climbing the glacier.
Dinner and relaxation follow, and our ascent begins at midnight!
Starts with a light breakfast while we equip and then we begin our climb to the summit.
This will be a moderate but steady rise and pace. Depending on visibility due to weather conditions, some unique and spectacular landscapes will be seen.
After seven hours of climbing we will reach the summit of Cotopaxi at 5897 meters (19347 feet)!
The experience of conquering Cotopaxi is an indescribable feeling, and will certainly be a topic of conversation throughout our lives
After a descent of approximately four hours we will enjoy a meal while we reflect on the challenge we have met by summiting the highest active volcano in the world!
Departure: 10:00 on Day 1 Return: Approx. 17:00 on Day 2