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In this section you find a number of tours, which are technically not too difficult and therefore very famous with many climbers.

Please be aware, that a bit of previous experience, a good physical condition and some preparation increase your chances to reach the summit significantly. Further it is essential that you acclimatize yourself before trying to climb each of the mentioned summits.

Or simply book the whole PACKAGE including acclimatization with us.

Below you find a small guide on how to go about the planning of your Ecuador mountaineering trip. Once you have chosen your favourites, check out our TOUR GENERATOR and send us your choices for making up an offer for you.

Cotopaxi & Quito seen from Rucu Pichincha

Antisana, Cotopaxi, Rucu Pichincha, Cayambe, Altar & Iliniza Norte

How to plan your andean summit adventure - essential considerations:

Here some advice for working out your action plan. Take some time to define your goal(s) and to schedule the way to reach them properly, you will see it pays off.


Acclimatization Tours:

First you need to adapt yourself to the altitude, which you are facing on the Ecuadorian mountains. Quito lies at approx. 2.800 m (9,000 ft) and will be a first challenge. You can spend the first days in and around Quito and then it's about to summit your first peaks. In the acclimatization section you find a number of 1-day tours with summits from 4.000 m (13,000 ft) to more than 5.000 m (16,500 ft). A good advice for acclimatization: go high, sleep low. Try to do this several times before you schedule your first high summit. Depending on your needs and experiences you might want to consult your doctor regarding possible strategies for preventing altitude sickness.


Climbing Tours - 2 days:

The climbs of the most popular Ecuadorian mountains can be done in 2 days each. Amongst them we have Cotopaxi, Chimborazo, Cayambe, Iliniza Norte and Carihuairazo. All of them are over 5.000 m (16,000 ft) high, Chimborazo (6.263 m - 20,549 ft) even cracks the 6.000 m (20,000 ft) mark and is additionally the highest point on earth measured from the center of the earth. On all the mountains are refuges where you can spend the night before your climb. Like this you assure a comfortable and good sleep before conquering the summits of your dreams.


Rest and Relax options:

In between or after your climbs your body needs to recover. Usually this shall be done by sleeping and eating. We recommend to go down to a city and just relax or schedule activities as proposed in our rest and relax section. There you can find different activities which are not very demanding or even relaxing and therefore perfect options to fill the days before you head to your next summit. Talking about your andean summit adventures in one of Ecuador's spas or hot springs will make them unforgettable memories. The vast majority of Ecuador's mountains are volcanoes, therefore you can find a number of hot springs all over the country.

Let us know if you need assistance with planning your adventures, we are pleased to help you!

You can contact us via Email: info@andeansummitadventure.com OR

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Enjoy your planning sessions! Looking forward to hearing from you - your andean summit adventure team.


Refugio José Ribas, Cotopaxi