Paramos and Cloud Forests (4 days)

Hike from the extensive páramo highlands of Piñán to the cloud forests of the 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 Cuellaje in the Intag region where we will have our dinner and accommodation. The next day (4) after breakfast we will go downhill by bike from Cuellaje to Nangulvi. Getting there we will have lunch and and some free time to relax in the hot springs before returning to Otavalo in the afternoon.

Difficulty: moderate-difficult

Total Duration: 4days/3nights







Included Services

Guide, private transport, accommodation (3x, 2 nights camping), food (3B, 4L, 3D), mules & camping equipment

What to bring?

Mandatory: clothes and personal things for four 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






380 US$

360 US$

350 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
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