Climbing Cotopaxi in 7 days
Day1.- Quito- Citytour - Otavalo
Quito recognized as a cultural heritage site by UNESCO , is the capital of our country , visit its historic center with countless churches like the Jesuits , the Cathedral and the Presidential Palace.
In the afternoon we transfer 2 hours to Otavalo on the route will pass through plantations of roses and beautiful landscapes.
Day2.- Otavalo - Fuyafuya 4260m -Otavalo
An hour's drive from Otavalo we arrive to Mojanda Lagoon 3740m. high from this point walk to the summit of Fuya Fuya , which according to local legend the son of Imbabura and Cotacachi is . Hike 3-4 hours is a bit steep and slippery when it rains, 520 meters of positive slope. In the afternoon and in the city to visit a small waterfall Peguche, their tissues and music . Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day3.- Otavalo - Imbabura 4630m -Otavalo
We left very early in our private transport to Esperanza, 1h30 minutes 3300 meters, starting the walk on the moor and then rock steps to reach the summit, 6-7 hour hike., this volcano has an extraordinary view around the province. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.
Day4.- Otavalo – Refugio del Cayambe 4650m. Glacier school
We have 2 to 3 hours in our private transport to the refuge at 4600 meters. We walke up the glacier to train a bit with our team.
Dinner and rest in the refuge.
Day5.- Refugio - Machachi
We leave in the early hours of the morning in the direction of the summit to where we can get . The summit is optional depending on your fitness and conditioning . Otherwise it will be good training for the next summit. Back at the shelter we prepare our bags and go to Machachi 2- 3 hours of transport.
Day6.- Machachi - Shelter Cotopaxi 4860m
With our private transport we head to the parking lot of Cotopaxi volcano located at 4600m altitude . With our team we start 1 hour hike to the Refugio Jose Ribas Located 4860m high. In the afternoon we will have a small school to use our equipment on the glacier . Dinner and rest in the Shelter. Slope positive 400m.
Day7.- Cumbre 5897M.-Quito
We started the climb at 1 am, after 6-7 hours of walking on the glacier we reach the summit where we see the crater and all the Andes Mountains if the, weather permitting. 2-3 hours to descend to the refuge , we have to pass by cracks and slopes up to 40 degree slope with a good acclimatization and good physical condition no problem. Once in the parking lot with our private transport we return to Quito.
The price include
Specialized guide and certified by the Ministry of Tourism
Accommodation in hotels , shelters and hostels
Alimetación ( Breakfast , Lunch- box lunch , dinner)
Permission Tickets to National Parks , Reservations , museums, churches.
Tips to guide and driver
Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
Staff and technical mountain equipment all that is not mentioned in included.