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Exhaustive is the correct word. I mean, we hike a lot back home in Munich, but this altitude and the hike in the snow itself is different, very different. With 4 days before we hiked to several other spots around Quito to get used to...More
It was cold, it was snowing, we weren't quite adapted to the hight and I was slightly ill.... But it was worth it. We hiked only 200m from the bus parking to the refugio Jose Rivas. Having a local guide (which is compulsory) everything is...More
Even though Cotopaxi volcano was shrouded in rain and snow when I was there, the volcano is still a must climb when anywhere near Quito. It is a great area to see!!!! First thing to mention: please do NOT expect to land in Quito on...More
We climbed the volcano from the parking up to Refuge Jose Rivas 4864m together with a local guide. This experience is a real must do and the views are stunning. We can highly recommand this hike. It's worth all efforts !
If you forget to wear dress to cold..DON T WORRY you can buy when you register in the Park ..look the pictures ..you can take pictures with a Llama..and there buy clothes.
Remember to contact a good guide like a Xaxier 098 406 37 86...More
The views are breathtaking. But it is better to book tour ahead. The tourist company at the entrance of volcano is monopoly and they are pricey. They do not like groups of even 3 people.
Good hiking shoes are advised.
This volcano is 6 feet higher at the peak than Kilimanjaro but the climb is significantly tougher. After driving to the flanks of the volcano there is about a 1 hour climb to the Refugio, a lodge. They have bunks for an overnight stay and...More
We climbed only to the station and that was quite enough, as you are at almost 16,000 ft (about 4800 meters). Guides are local, indigenous people and ours (Paulina) was wonderful, though I'm pretty sure she is part mountain goat. The views are spectacular and...More
Sorry for the late response (I hope you did not go without proper gear). If you are willing to climb up to the second station (half-way). Just a medium-heavy jacket will do. If you want to make it to the top, you will have... More
Sorry for the late response (I hope you did not go without proper gear). If you are willing to climb up to the second station (half-way). Just a medium-heavy jacket will do. If you want to make it to the top, you will have to suit up and gear up. It is clod and icy/snowy.