Rumiñahui Hike 1 Day

Having 3 different picks, Rumiñahui is one of the most amazing volcanoes on Ecuador. On this tour you will reach the 2nd pick with an altitude of 4757m / 15607 ft. To reach this summit you need to hike for 4 hours, and on the descent you take 2 hours, if the weather conditions are good you will be able to appreciate an incredible landscape with views of Cotopaxi and nearby volcanoes. This is a perfect volcano for an acclimatization program and a first approach to altitude.

Is very important to be prepared for this kind of altitude so, we recommend to be acclimatized around an altitude of 3000m at least one day. The weather of this area is very unpredictable, reason of why you must be prepared with warm clothing.

Physical Level: low-average
Technical Level: low-average
Maximum Elevation: (4757m / 15607 ft)
Minimum Elevation: (3.100 m / 10.170 ft)
Terrain: Medium grass prairie, sandpit, rock

ITINERARY:

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

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • 4 x 4 Transportation from Quito to Rumiñahui and way back
  • Bilingual Guide
  • Box Lunch

NOT INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Park entrance fee (10 USD)
  • Tips

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT:

  • Warm Clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof Jacket
  • Extra Water
  • Sun Cream
  • Extra Energy Drinks & Snacks
  • 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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