Cotopaxi Summit 2 days


COTOPAXI SUMMIT Day 1.- We will review the equipment with your guide at the offices in Quito, 10:30 a.m. We will go south to the town of Machachi for lunch, then with our 4x4 vehicle we will arrive at the parking lot 4600m (15091.86 feet), here we put most of the equipment so that you do not carry everything to the refuge, we walk 45min to the José Rivas Refuge at 4800m (15748.03 feet), in the afternoon we will have a talk and glacier school to handle equipment, depending on the weather, dinner and rest. Day 2.- In the early hours of the second day 00:30 am, we will have a cup of tea and our suitcases with the necessary and we will go to the summit attempt between 7 to 8 hours walking on ice, very slowly, to reach the sunrise between 6 to 7 am return to the refuge, breakfast, return to Quito at 14:00 p.m. We work in ropes of 2 hikers 1 guide, if one of the hikers makes the decision to go down without reaching the summit for whatever reason, the entire group returns and if the group is larger and we have more guides, a guide goes down and the others continue to climb.

Tour info

2 days
Group Size
Pricing (From)
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

High mountain tour where we include 90% of equipment, we work with Certified Mountain guides, unforgettable experience in the Cotopaxi volcano, adventure to the maximum

What’s included?

  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast)

  • ASEGUIM Certified Guide

  • Technical Mountain Equipment (Boots, crampomes, ice ax, helmet, harness, rope, flashlight))

  • 4x4 transport

  • Refuge

  • Extra meals and drinks.

  • Extra equipment

  • Tips

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Disinfection of footwear, equipment and hands frequently.

Cancellation Policy

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

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About operator:

Ecosportour with 10 years of experience operating tourism trips. We are direct operators of our own services, specialized in daily tours with fixed days of departure, which allows us to confirm from 1 passenger on shared basis. For tours of acclimatization, high mountain and trekking from 2 passengers, we include the 90% of technical team. We counted and elaborate trips around Ecuador covering the 4 regions, Andes, Amazon, Coast and Galapagos. Years in the market have allowed us to have our fleet of buses and 4 x 4. Also owning Cuyabeno Dolphin Lodge our hut in th Jungle. Located in the production of Cuyabeno wildlife Reserve. We offert tours of 3, 4 and 5 days. Our experienced guides will advise you.

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