Cotopaxi Acclimatization 7 Day

This acclimatization program is designed to prepare & instruct people in high altitude mountain climbing from 4000m till 6000m. With the assistance of a qualified and bilingual guide, this acclimatization program increases the fitness of climbers in order for the passenger to get in a better shape ending on successful climbs. On these 7 days you will reach the summit of 4 most known Ecuadorian volcanoes, including Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the whole world! These climb offers spectacular views of Ecuador & Volcanoes Avenue. If do not have experience, these package is perfect for you, making you gain the necessary ability & skills to climb some of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: PASOCHOA

  • Pick up at 7:00am
  • Transfer to Pasochoa volcano
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Transfer to lodge

DAY 2: CORAZON

  • Pick up at 7:00am
  • Transfer to Corazon
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Return to lodge

DAY 3: NORTHERN ILINIZAS

  • Pick up at 7:00am
  • Transfer to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach the summit
  • Return to Quito

DAY 4: RESTING DAY

  • Rest day in lodge

DAY 5: RECOGNITION DAY

  • Travel to Cotopaxi National Park Area
  • Recognition day

DAY 6: COTOPAXI

  • Arrive & enter Cotopaxi National Park (4500m) followed by lunch at the refuge
  • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather)
  • Final preparations
  • Sleep at refuge

DAY 7: COTOPAXI

  • Wake up & begin climbing.
  • Reach summit
  • Return to refuge followed by departure to Quito.

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Transportation from Quito to all volcanoes and way back
  • Professional Bilingual Guide
  • Climbing equipment (polar pants & jacket, waterproof jacket & pants, plastic climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, gators, outside gloves)
  • Box Lunch on all days, Dinner at Cotopaxi refugee

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tips
  • Head Lamp

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Big & Small back pack
  • Inside Polar Gloves
  • Wool Hat
  • Extra Water
  • Sun Cream
  • Extra Energy Drinks & Snacks
  • Clock

PASOCHOA

Physical Level:
low
Technical Level: low
Maximum Elevation: 4.200 m / 13.779 ft
Minimum Elevation: 3.300 m / 10.826 ft
Terrain: Sandpit, rock

CORAZÓN

Physical Level:
Average
Technical Level: Low-Average
Maximum elevation: (4788 m. / 15.709 ft.)
Minimum elevation: (3.100 m / 10.170 ft
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, rock

NORTHERN ILINIZA

Physical Level:
average
Technical Level: Low-Average
Maximum Elevation: (4788 m. / 15.709 ft.)
Minimum Elevation: (3.100 m / 10.170 ft)
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, rock

COTOPAXI

Physical Level:
average-high
Technical Level: average-high
Maximum Elevation: 5.897 m / 19.347 ft
Minimum Elevation: 4.600 m / 15.091 ft
Terrain: Sandpit, snow, ice

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