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Volcanoes of Ecuador

The Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador) is a state in the northwest of South America, bordering Colombia and Peru. The Earth's equator line runs 25 kilometers north of the country's capital, Quito, located at an altitude of 2850 meters above sea level.

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There are 40 volcanoes on the territory of Ecuador, including 26 on the mainland and 14 on the Galapagos Islands, which makes this beautiful country a real Mecca for climbers. Of the 40 volcanoes, 16 have a height of more than 4500 meters. We will climb three of them - Guagua Pichincha (4784 meters), Iliniza (Iliniza Norte) 5125 meters and Chimborazo (Chimborazo) 6310 meters, the peak of which is the most distant point on the planet from the center of the Earth, during our 11-day program, accessible even for beginner climbers.

Tour dates: 

February 20 - March 01, 2024

Сost of the tour for 2 pax or more: $2290*.

 *- When booking a tour before October 31, 2023, a discount of 10% for one participant or 12% for 2 or more participants is provided

Travel program:

Day 1. Arrival in Quito (2850 m).

Arrival in Quito. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to 4* hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. Walk around Quito. Get used to heights.

Today we will take a walk through the historical center of the capital of Ecuador, where you can see the Spanish colonial architecture, Catholic churches, the observation deck at the monument to the Virgin Mary. Next, you will visit the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo) monument: the monument is located on the equator, here you can make a short trip around the world and stand with one foot in the northern and the other foot in the southern hemisphere. By visiting the Museum of the Sun, where the equator line, determined by GPS, passes, you will be able to verify the results of the experiment, which proves the presence of the equator in this particular place.

In addition to sightseeing, one of our tasks on this day is to get used to the altitude at which Quito is located. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3. Climbing the Pichincha volcano (4784 m). Overnight in Quito.

Ascent on the Teleferico cable car to the observation deck, located at an altitude of 4000 meters above sea level and 1150 meters higher than the level of the city. Climbing the Pichincha volcano (4784 m). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. Transfer to the foot of the volcano Ilinitsa-Norte. Overnight at the Nuevos Horizontes shelter (4750 m).

Departure along the Alley of Volcanoes to the Ilinitsa National Park. The car reaches the village of El Chaupi at an altitude of 4080 m. Then a 3-4-hour hike to the mountain shelter Nuevos Horizontes (4750 m). Overnight at the hostel.

Day 5. Climbing the volcano Ilinitsa-Norte 5125 m. Descent, transfer to the resort of Banos. Overnight at a 4* hotel.

Early rise. Climbing the northern peak of the Iliniza Norte volcano, height 5125 m. First, the route goes along the crest of the mountain, then rather sheer cliffs begin. Nevertheless, the path is laid in such a way that climbing training is not required. In the rainy season, the rocks are covered with snow, in which case it is necessary to move in a bundle, but the use of crampons is not required. Descent from the top to a height of 4080 m, then transfer by jeep to the resort town of Banos ("Gate of the Amazon jungle"). Overnight at a 4* hotel in Banos.

Day 6. Rest in Banos.

You can visit thermal complexes, admire waterfalls, ride mountain bikes, raft down the river, see local attractions on the rest day. Overnight at a 4* hotel in Banos.

Day 7. To the foot of Chimborazo. Shelter Chakana Lodge (3600 m).

Early in the morning we head to the foot of Chimborazo, to the Chakana Lodge, located at an altitude of 3600 meters. After accommodation in the shelter, we make an acclimatization walk to the assault camp at an altitude of 5350 meters and return back.

Day 8. Transfer to the assault camp (5350 m), training sessions.

After breakfast we make the transition to the assault camp. After settling into the shelter, we will conduct training sessions with climbing equipment and work out movement in crampons and ligaments. After returning to the camp - dinner and early lights out.

Day 9. Climbing to the top of Chimborazo (6310 m)

Difficult and busy day. The ascent starts at night and takes about 6-7 hours, the descent takes 4-5 hours. The relief of the route is snow-ice slopes up to 30 degrees of steepness. Climbing is not easy, but all physically prepared people can do it. Basic mountain climbing experience with movement on snow and ice is required. In clear weather, from the top you can observe an amazing panorama of the volcanoes of Ecuador. After the ascent, we make a descent to the assault camp, and after a short rest, we return to the Chakana Lodge and make a transfer to Banos.

Day 10. Reserve day or rest in Banos.

Day 11. Transfer to Quito. End of the tour, departure.

The tour price includes:

- all transfers according to the program,

- services of a qualified Russian guide on Pichincha volcano,

- services of qualified Russian and local English-speaking guides in Ilinitsa and Chimborazo,

- accommodation in 4 * hotels with breakfast in cities (double rooms),

- accommodation and meals in mountain shelters according to the program,

- public climbing equipment,

- permits for entrances to national parks, taxes and fees in parks

Not included in the tour price:

- air ticket to Quito (Ecuador) and back,

- climbing medical insurance,

- lunches and dinners in hotels,

- rental of personal equipment,

- supplement for single accommodation in hotels (about $200 for 6-7 nights),

- tips to local staff

Necessary special and travel equipment

• safety system,

• ice ax,

• 2 carabiners,

• trekking poles,

• sunglasses, with a protection factor of at least 4,

• ski goggles (mask) - mandatory,

• sunscreen with a protection factor of at least 40,

• crampons (preferably automatic, if boots allow),

• headlamp,

• backpack for climbing, the desired volume is not less than 55 liters,

• thermos,

• sleeping bag.

Clothing and footwear

• sweater or shirt made of thin fleece,

• fleece jacket and trousers, windproof Windblock or Windstopper is better,

• windproof and waterproof jacket and trousers, preferably with a Goretex type membrane,

• warm hat,

• a protective mask against the wind, "balaclava" - a mask that covers the nose, lips, chin, preferably with a hole for breathing,

• down jacket,

• thermal underwear,

• gloves, preferably made of Windblock or Windstopper material,

• mittens "upper" with insulation inside - put on over gloves,

• climbing boots,

• trekking sneakers

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