Climbing Imbabura Volcano

Climb Taita Imbabura and enjoy the views over the whole province to which it gave its name.
Day Tour (10-12 hours)
By Duration: 1 day        By Destination: Cotacachi-Otavalo        By Interest: Hiking & Mountain Climbing ||



Description: Before sunrise we drive to the village of Casha Pampa at an altitude of 3.300m (10.800ft). We will start our climb (5-6 hours) through an area of páramo grasslands with spectacular views of the city of Ibarra and snow-covered Cayambe. At higher altitudes the trail becomes rockier and we will walk around the volcano crater until we reach the top at 4.610m (15.125ft). After a rest and a well-deserved snack, we descend (3-4 hours).

Difficulty: moderate-difficult

Total Duration: 10-12 hours

Note: We also offer this tour in a 2-day version (LCT-8a) with one night of camping.


Tour Itinerary*


- 04:30 - meeting point Runa Tupari office in Otavalo (pick-up from hotel in Otavalo is possible), drive to Casha Pampa

- 06:00 - start of hike

- 11:00 - arrival at the summit, lunch and rest

- 12:30 - start of descend

- 15:30 - drive back to Otavalo (arrival ~4:30pm)


*Given times are approximate times only. Starting times and order of activities may be changed due to weather conditions, clients´preferences and other reasons.






Included Services

Guide, private transport, snack

What to bring?

 Mandatory: good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 1,5 litres), rain coat, fitness, acclimatization to altitude

Recommended: camera, hiking poles

Optional: binoculars






75 US$

 65 US$

55 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.



How to find us


Tel: (+593) 06 2915977
Mobile: (+593) 0986775257