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Climbing Cotopaxi Adventure – 2 Days/1 Night

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of this Climbing Cotopaxi Expedition, where you will climb the highest active volcano in the world!

USD $449.00

Per Person

Adventure with Us in this Climbing Cotopaxi Tour, and Live and Experience You Won’t Regret

In this climbing Cotopaxi Tour, we will climb to the summit of the highest active volcano in the world! Our climb will be by night, in this way we are going to be able to appreciate the sunrise from the summit. From the top, we are also going to be able to see Quito to the North, Chimborazo, and Tungurahua to the south, and much more. The ascent takes between 6-8 hours while the descent requires 2 hours. 



  • Climb the highest active volcano in the world in this Climbing Cotopaxi Tour
  • Watch the sunrise from the summit
  • Spend the night at Tambopaxi or Refuge

Tour Information 

Duration: 2 days/1 night
Start and End Location: Quito
Availability: All year
Difficulty: This tour has a lot of walking and needs physical conditions appropriate.
Language: This tour is available in English, Spanish, and German.
Miscellaneous: This tour requires a minimum of 2 people.



Day 1 – Climbing Cotopaxi Tour: Training Day

  1. We will pick you up from your hotel.
  2. Meet the guide and check the equipment for your climbing
  3. Depart to Cotopaxi National Park Reserve and take the lunch on the way
  4. We arrive in the refuge and will give you information about the trip we will take and how to use the equipment and training in the glacier.
  5. We will start with the training (if the conditions are good)
  6. Dinner and after sleep

Day 2 – Climbing Cotopaxi Tour: Climbing Day

  1. Wake up and eat something small before you start your climb
  2. Depends on your physical conditions, you will arrive at the top around 6 am to 7:30 am
  3. Arrive at the Refuge and resting a little beat
  4. Start to transfers Quito and leave you at your Hotel

What’s Included 

  • Bilingual guide (1 guide per two people)
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation on the Refuge
  • Dinner and a small snack
  • Technical equipment (plastic boots, harness, crampons, gaiters)

 What’s Not Included 

  • Polar pants and plastic climbing boots
  • Box lunch
  • Polar jacket and outside gloves
  • Sleeping bag comfort zone -5°C (41°F) and Small and big backpack (we can rent it to you)
  • Camelback type vessel for water
  • Water Inside polar gloves
  • Energy drinks and snacks
  • Warm walking trousers
  • Puffer jacket or similar
  • Headlamp (rent for $10)
  • Wool hat and face mask
  • Walking sticks
  • Tips
  • Regular equipment
  • Beverages
  • Extras

What to Bring 

  • Climbing equipment
  • A pair of cotton socks per day and hat or cap
  • Sunglasses and sunblock
  • Digital camera and original Passport
  • Small backpack (waterproof) and zip-lock bags to keep clothes equipment dry
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Plastic water bottle
  • Towel, soap and biodegradable shampoo
  • First aid kit

Important Notes 

  • The operator reserves the right to change the itinerary without previous notice due to weather, National Park regulations or notifications and unforeseeable circumstances.
  • If your tour includes traveling in altitude, we highly recommend realizing a previous appointment with your doctor for a general physical checkup. We also recommend checking if you need to take any vaccination.
  • It is important that you have current travel insurance including personal medical insurance, also a copy of it and a copy of your passport. Please inform us of any known medical conditions you have.
  • Passengers must have a valid passport for at least 6 months after the date of travel. In addition, all passengers must have a valid visa when necessary.
  • If a cancellation is made by the operator for not meeting a group number previously agreed with the issuing agency or traveler, there will be a minimum of 15 days to report the cancellation and the traveler or agency will not have any option to claim for the same. If there is a previously deposited amount, a total of 10% will be withheld for administrative expenses and the difference will be refunded, discounting the value of the bank transfer.
  • The client can cancel his trip at any time, however, the operator will not be able to make refunds of the initial deposit values ​​and those that have been incurred so far, considering the time limits of total payments, any cancellation prior to the total payment, will have only the penalty of the initial deposit, however once the total payment is made, there can be no refunds.
  • In the case of suspension of the program due to unusual cases, unforeseen danger or in the case of emergency procedures due to unforeseen circumstances, the client is responsible for all costs incurred (for example, hospitalization, additional accommodation, and food) with the exception of the emergency transport to which the operator will contribute up to 50% of the total cost. Any other demand is excluded.
  • Climbing at this altitude can be very difficult, so please be sure that you are well prepared. We recommend acclimatizing by spending at least six nights above 3,000m and climbing twice around 5,000m in the same week.


Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador -0.692808, -78.427277

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