Ilinizas Trek / Hike 1 Day

Ilinizas is an ancient volcano located south of Quito that splits into two different picks; this occurred about 5000 years ago. This tour climbs the northern pick, reaching an altitude of 5126m / 16.817 ft. Northern Ilinizas is a moderate trek followed by a exhilarating but easy climb to reach the top. If you are willing to climb Cotopaxi, this is a great tour for acclimatization.
This trek / climb takes approximately 6 hours reaching the mentioned height of 5126m/ 16.817 ft. It is important that you are prepared for this kind of altitude so we highly recommend to be acclimatized around an altitude of at least 3000m / 9842 ft..
The weather on Ilinizas is unpredictable so you must be prepared with warm clothing.

Physical Level: laverage
Technical Level: average
Maximum Elevation: 5.126 m / 16.817 ft
Minimum Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft
Terrain: Medium grass, sandpit, rock, snow

ITINERARY:

  • Pick up at 07:00am
  • Transfer to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach the summit
  • Return to Quito

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Transportation from Quito to Ilinizas and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Park entrance fee (5 USD)
  • Tips

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT:

  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Sun Cream
  • Cotton Pants
  • Walking Sticks (OPTIONAL)

TIPS FOR A SUCCESFUL TOUR:

  • Hydrate at least one day before this tour
  • Sleep well the night before
  • Do not drink alcohol at least two days before
  • Bring some snacks: energy bars, chocolate and water

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