Trekking tour to el Altar is a tour you can't miss, since this extinct volcano make up one of the most spectacular landscapes of Ecuador. Known by the Incas as Capac Urcu or sublime hill, is located in the west side of Sangay National Park.
It is thought that about 500 years ago el Altar was one of the highest volcanoes in the world, but due to a great explosion that destroyed it, a crater with 9 picks of which the highest is the Obispo (5319 m), where the famous yellow lagoon craterlake is born.
On our 3 days trekking tour we'll take you to the stunning yellow lagoon crater lake, one of the most sought-after attractions by tourists visiting el Altar. In this tour you'll be able to enjoy the most amazing landscapes that seem out of a fairy tale, the unique flora and with a little bit of luck you'll see condors, coyotes and deer.
Portions of El Altar are a technically challenging climb whose highest peak (5319 m/17451 f) was only summited once, in 1963, by an Italian expedition.
Departure: 06:00 on Day 1
Return: 15:00 on Day 3