Climbing Cotacachi Volcano

A high altitude hike to the highest volcano in Imbabura Province - Mama Cotacachi.
Day Tour (8-10 hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Hiking & Mountain Climbing ||

Summary

 

Description: We leave before sunrise and ascend with private transport to an altitude of 4.000m (13.100ft). From there we start our 3-4 hour climb through páramo grasslands and alpine zones, until we reach the snow line at an altitude of app. 4.750m (15.600ft). We will have a rest there and enjoy the spectacular Andean panorama. Finally, we will descend and return in private transport. Note: For safety reasons we do not ascend to the very top at 4.939m (16.200ft) for safety reasons.

Difficulty: moderate-difficult

Total Duration: 8-10 hours

Note: There is a 2-day version of this tour (LCT-7a) with one night of camping.

Itinerary

 

Map

LCT-7

 

Included Services

Guide, private transport, snack, park entry RECC

What to bring?

 Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1 litre), rain coat, some fitness, acclimatization to altitude

Recommended: camera, hiking poles

Optional: binoculars

Prices

1

participants

2
participants

3-4
participants

180 US$

 100 US$

95 US$

Prices are per person. Ecuadorian clients will be charged an additional 12% VAT.
Children under 2 years travel for free. Children 2-6 years pay half the price.

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