AAEFDC01 Cotopaxi Volcano (5897m) 2D/1N

AAEFDC01     Cotopaxi Volcano (5897m)     2D/1N

Cotopaxi-Vol 600

Cotopaxi is known as one of the highest active volcanoes in the world. Its summit reaches the altitude of 5897m above sea level and it is in fact one of the most impressive mountains in Ecuador.    

Day 1: From Quito drive south to the Cotopaxi National Park. Our transport will take us to the parking lot at 4600m from where a 1hour trek will take us to the Rivas Hut located on the north western side of the volcano. In the afternoon we will do some practices on the closest glaciers. Stay overnight in the Hut (4,800 m). (LB, D)

Day 2: At midnight, and after a hearty breakfast starts the climb to the summit of Cotopaxi Volcano (5897m).  After reaching the summit we can enjoy stunning views of the impressive crater and the surrounding volcanoes. Return to the refuge and to the parking lot.  Transport back to Quito. (B, LB).

Gross Rates per Person: us$ 345. - (minimum 4 participants)

Tour Operators Commission: 10%

Included: Private transportation, communal climbing equipment (belays and rope), noted meals, professional mountain guide, and entrance fees.

Not included: Personal climbing equipment, other expenses, extras, tips, internal and international flights, travel insurance

Grading: Moderate – hard

Departures: every week on Saturday

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