Guagua Pichincha 1 Day

Guagua Pichincha is 4790 m / 15715 ft. high; the journey starts with an ascent through the moor and forests of chuquiragua reaching the refuge located at 4,540 m/14,900 ft from where you will rest before completing the next and final section to the summit. Leaving the refuge you will arrive at the crater's edge where you will be able to appreciate the greatness of the crater and its several geysers.

You will continue hiking through small segments of rock until reaching the summit located at 4.790 m /15.459 ft. After a well-deserved rest, you will start hiking down the sandy mountainside until returning to our beginning point.

Physical Level: low-average
Technical Level: low-average
Maximum Elevation: 4.790 m/15.715 ft
Minimum Elevation: 4.000 m / 13.123 ft
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, sandpit, rock

ITINERARY:

  • Pick up at 07:30 am
  • Travel to Guagua Pichincha volcano
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Lunch
  • Reach summit
  • Return to Quito

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

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

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Park entrance
  • 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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