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“ COTOPAXI CLIMBING TOUR”

3 DAYS, HIGHLY RECOMEMDED FOR ACCLIMATIZATION

TOURIST PLACE:Volcán Cotopaxi
ALTITUDE:4.800 meters refuge and 5.897 meters at the Summit
DISTANCE:85 Km from Quito to the Entrance
SIZE GROUP:Minimum 2 people – Maximum 8 people
INCLUDE:Private transportation from Quito to Quito, food, guide certified by the Association of Mountain Guides of Ecuador (2), every guide carry their communication equipment
DOES NOT INCLUDE:Technical equipment
TIME:Minimum 2 days – Maximum 3 days

FIRST DAY:

We leave for Cotopaxi National Park from Quito at 10:15 a.m. We are going to travel for about two and half hours till the entrance of the National Park. Our private transport will take us to the parking and then we are going to walk one and a half hours away from the refuge (4,800 m). On arrival we will have a small snack until lunch is being prepared. Additionally, if the weather is goog we have the chance to walk in the surrounding areas (glacier) and to practice the technical parts of the climbing. From this altitude we can enjoy the beautiful view around Cotopaxi . After having our meals and arranging the equipment for tomorrow, we should go to bed early as we get up at midnight . .

SECOND DAY:

We wake up at midnight in order to leave for the summit at 1 a.m. We need 6-7 hours to reach the top and another 3-4 hours to descend. After arriving back to the refuge we have our meal and rest for a while, with the opportunity to observe the flora and fauna in the surrounding area. We get back to Quito in the afternoon

THIRD DAY:

The number of days depends on acclimatization and looking for the best way for you to reach the summit, so we offer you a 3 days tour as well. The extra day will be the day of acclimatization and we will visit the surrounding area and especially a Lagoon called Limpiopungo. We sleep in tents for the first night (at the altitude of 3800m) On the next morning, we follow the program of 2 days

ANNOTATIONS:

Equipment for a minimum temperature of 10 C below zero. Sun block for 25 C. Lip balm. Protection for cameras against low temperatures. Small back packs for climbing to the summit. Minimum one liter of bottled water

YOU WILL NEED:

Passport (original)
Warm clothes
Small backpack
Extra batteries for the flashlight.
Camera / Film (200/400/800 ASA)

WE PROVIDE YOU:

– Plastic boots
– crampons
– ice axes
– harness.

Note: Passengers are responsible for damage or loss to equipment which occurs while in their possession

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