2-Day Cotopaxi Summit Adventure Climb

Tour info

2 days
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Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Climb one of the highest active volcanoes in the world at 5897 m! Due to its perfectly symmetrical cone, covered in a thick blanket of snow and ice, the Cotopaxi is one of the tourist highlights in Ecuador and it’s most visited and climbed volcano. The climb to the summit occurs during the night; this allows watching the sunrise from the summit and displays unsurpassed views of Quito to the North and Chimboroazo and Tungurahua to the south. At the top you have a magnificent view into the snow capped crater where it is possible to see steam emissions. The ascent departs from the refuge at 4800m normally and climbs through a mixture of volcanic sand, snow, and glacier to the summit. Although the climb is not classified as technically difficult, it is absolutely necessary to go with professional guides and specialized glacier hiking equipment like ropes, ice-axes and crampons.The climber must be in good physical condition and must already have had a good acclimatization.

What’s included?

  • Dinner

  • Lunch

  • Breakfast

  • Bilingual Certified ASEGUIM guide

  • Accommodation at refuge

  • Transportation from Quito to Cayambe and back

  • Entry Fee

  • Meals from Lunch day 1 until breakfast at 12 pm

  • Waterproof hiking boots

  • Waterproof pants and jacket

  • Fleece pants and jacket

  • Outer gloves

  • Balaclava cap

  • Gaiters

  • Crampons

  • Ice Axe

  • Headlamp

  • Sleeping Bag

  • Additional snacks & drinks

  • Tips

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

CarpeDM Adventures

About operator:

New to the CarpeDM family in 2015 - Caiman Eco-lodge and Casa CarpeDM. 2019 partner of Tucan Ecolodge Cuyabeno. Founded in 2007, we pride ourselves in providing great value in our programs ranging from: Galapagos Cruises & Island hopping, Amazon, daytours, climbing, biking, trekking, community projects and more. Our 3/3/3 program also ensures your time has a lasting impact. Located in the Heart of Historical Quito our passion for Adventure & Ecuador can found minutes away from Plaza San Blas. Our team looks forward to sharing the best of Ecuador with you!

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