Day 1: Canyon of the Rio Pita 11,482 feet (3500m)
Stroll along the fastinating gorge of the river Pita. Overnight in a mountain lodge.
Day 2: Trek in Cotopaxi National Park 12,140 feet (3700m)
Hike in the scenic hills at the foot of the Rumiñahui Volcano in the Cotopaxi National Park. Overnight in a mountain lodge.
Day 3: Cotopaxi Jose Ribas Refuge Hut and Glacier 15,958 feet (4864m)
Travel to and visit the Jose Ribas Refuge Hut at Cotopaxi, with a short hike to the beginning of the glacier. Drive to El Chaupi. Overnight in a mountain lodge.
Day 4: Illiniza Nuevos Horizontes Hut 15,420 feet (4700m)
Travel to and ascent up (about 3 hours) to the “New Horizons” refuge hut of the two IIlinizas volcanoes. Overnight at the hut.
Day 5: Illiniza Norte Summit 16,814 feet (5125m)
We begin an early morning climb of “Tioniza” as the locals call it. The IIliniza Norte peak offers spectacular views of Cotopaxi and Chimborazo. Descent to the starting point and return to Quito.
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