Paramos and Cloud Forests

Hike from the cool páramo grasslands of Piñán to the cloud forests of Intag Valley.
By Duration: 3-4 days        By Destination: Northern Sierra        By Interest: Hiking & Mountain Climbing || Birdwatching, Flora & Fauna ||



Description: We will go with private transport to the village of Sacha Pampa and hike (5 hours) with our mules until we get to our first camp site near the mountain Yana-Urco. At night we will enjoy the silence under the stars and rest well for the next day (2) when we will hike (4 hours) to get to the village of Piñán to have lunch and see the traditional houses. After some rest we will keep going (2 hours) until we get to Piñán Lake, famous amongst sport fishers, and we will set up camp there. On day 3 we descend from the high altitude páramo and hike through a cloud forest until we get to the village of El Rosario in the Intag region. From there we will go with private transport to the hot springs of Nangulvi (optional) and finally return to Otavalo.

Difficulty: moderate-difficult

Total Duration: 3days/2nights

Note: We also offer a 4-day version of this tour (SNP-7a), staying the third night in the village of Cuellaje, and going by bike to Nangulvi on day 4.






Included Services

Guide, private transport, mules, camping equipment, meals (2B, 3L, 2D)

What to bring?

Mandatory: clothes and personal things for three days, good walking shoes, sun protection, fleece/warm layer, water (min. 2 litres), rain coat, some fitness, acclimatization to altitude

Recommended: camera, hiking poles, flashlight/torch, swimwear and towel

Optional: binoculars






320 US$

 300 US$

280 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