Ecuador’s Tropical Volcanoes

ECU-11a / 9-day trip / Grade: F

PEAKS: Pasochoa (4164 m) – Guagua Pichincha (4784 m) – Iliniza (5126 m) – Cotopaxi (5897 m)


The highest volcanoes of Ecuador are ideal for climbing for several reasons. Firstly, because of their sheer beauty – rising like giants in the otherwise green Andes region right along the Equator line. Secondly, because their proximity to Quito make them very accessible to mountaineers. The surrounding Andes region with its beautiful landscapes, gorgeous nature and exotic indigenous villages and cultures, make this climb an experience of a lifetime.

Day 1 Arrival in Quito
Day 2 Quito – Full day City Tour (2850 m)
Day 3 Climb: Pasocha volcano (4164 m)
Day 4 Climb: Guagua Pichincha volcano (4794 m)
Day 5 Ilinizas – Nuevos Horizontes hut (4677 m)
Day 6 Climb: North Iliniza (5126 m)
Day 7 Cotopaxi – Glacier training (4990 m)
Day 8 Climb: Cotopaxi Volcano (5897 m)
Day 9 Departure
Tags: Pasochoa, Pichincha, Climbing, F, F grade, Cotopaxi’s National Park, Ecuador, Cotopaxi, Iliniza