AAET06   Trekking Antisana Volcano (5705m)    4D/3N

Antisana 600

Day 1: We pick up you from your hotel in Quito and then transport by car to El Tambo settlement on the highlands of Papallacta Lagoon. From here, our mules will carry our heavy equipment and luggage. The trek (4 hours) head south-west to the lower plains around the volcano lake (Laguna Tumiguina). Camp I at 3650m. (Lunch Box, Dinner)..

Day 2: Early start for the longest (5-6 hours) part of the trek. Some hill climbing is to start, later on crossing a luxuriant polylepis forest, and then with beautiful views through the day we will continue until we reach our next campsite on Santa Lucia highlands on the northwestern side of the Antizana volcano. From here, we can enjoy magnificent views of the impressive volcano. There is also a possibility of seeing condors at some time during the day. Camp II at 4200m. (B, LB, D).

Day 3: (6 hours trek). Traversing the moraines near to the glaciers of the beautiful volcano we will trek towards the base of the southern peak of Antizana where our camp III is set at 4500m, just below of the impressive southern peak.  The landscape is spectacular! (B, LB, D).

Day 4: After breakfast, trekking towards the shores of Mica lagoon where we will meet our car, which transport us back to Quito. On your way down and while on the high Antisana plateaus, watch for condors. (B, LB).

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Included: All meals during the excursion, professional mountain guide, camping equipment, cook, and mules to carry the weight, entrances to parks & reserves, private transportation.

Not included: Personal trekking equipment, tips, and extras.

Grading: Easy – moderate





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