2-Day Cotopaxi Summit

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What we love about this tour

  • An experience you won’t forget in your live
  • Climbing the highest active volcano in Ecuador
  • Ascent of the glacier of the Cotopaxi and glacier school
  • The special atmosphere of the active Cotopaxi with its perfect triangle shape
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Guided Tours, Mountains, Nature
  • Activity Level Challenging
    5/8
  • Group Size Medium Group
    4-8
All about the 2-Day Cotopaxi Summit.

2-Days Cotopaxi Summit – Climbing the highest active volcano in Ecuador

The volcano Cotopaxi, whose summit rest at 5.897 m/19.347 ft., is a natural monument because of its unique beauty and it is also the second tallest mountain in the country, which makes it a challenge for mountaineers from all over the world.

This glacier-covered volcano has an icy crater that is 800 m in circumference and can only be seen from high up on the mountain which is one of the most visited of Ecuador. It is located within Cotopaxi National Park.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Private transportation
  • Specialized, certificated and bilingual guide
  • Lodging in the José Ribas refuge hut
  • Cotopaxi National Park entrance fee
  • Snacks and fruits for the hike
  • Rope, cord, and carabineers
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Extra sports drinks
  • Personal spending money
  • Ice axe, climbing helmet and harness
  • Mountaineering boots and crampons
  • Tips
  1. Day1 Quito - Cotopaxi refuge

    07:00 Departure from Quito to Cotopaxi National Park.
    10:00 Arrival to the refuge parking lot and preparation of equipment.
    10:45 Arrival to José Ribas Refuge at 4.800 m/15.748 ft. Settle-in and get ready for practice in the glaciers.
    11:30 Glacier school. Practice basic techniques for glaciers. Eat a box lunch and hydrate.
    14:30 Return to the refuge and rest during the afternoon.
    18:00 Dinner.
    19:00 Sleep time.

  2. Day2 Cotopaxi summit - Quito

    00:00 Wake-up. Breakfast time and preparation of equipment.
    01:00 Begin ascend hike. Frequent stops to eat and hydrate and to enjoy the many attractions on the way.
    07:30 Estimated time of arrival to the summit.
    08:00 Begin descend hike.
    12:00 End descend hike. Rest time and pack-up equipment.
    13:00 Begin return trip to parking lot.
    14:00 Meal in the restaurant of the park.
    15:00 Begin return trip to Quito.
    17:00 Estimated time of arrival to Quito

Cotopaxi Refuge

José Ribas Refuge at 4.800 m/15.748 ft