Ecuador Climbing: 1 Day Tours

Tour/Activity in Otavalo, Ecuador

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Acclimatise at altitude, then climb one of Ecuador's most impressive volcanoes

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Pick up from the Hotel in Otavalo

Ascent an easy 4000 meter mountain in the Otavalo region or climb to the top of the mystical Cotacachi.

1-day FUYA FUYA ascent with Mojanda Lagoon: You will be picked from your hotel and driven to the Mojanda Lake at an altitude of 3700m. Through Paramo grasslands you can reach the summit of Fuya-Fuya (4265m) in 2 hours. From the top you can enjoy the view of the Mojanda Lakes and the surrounding mountain peaks of Imbabura, Cotacachi and Cayambe. After the descent, you will be driven back to your hotel.

1-day COTACACHI ascent: Before sunrise you will be driven to the antennas above the Cuicocha lagoon at 4000m. Within 3-4 hours, first through Paramo grassland then through alpine zones, you will reach the snow line at 4800m. From there you can enjoy the view of the mountain panorama and the Laguna Cuicocha. The ascent of the summit up to 4939m is only recommended for experienced mountaineers.

1-day IMBABURA ascent: The volcano, which has been inactive for thousands of years, is only 6 km from Otavalo. From your hotel you will be taken to the village of La Esperanza. After 5 hours you will reach the summit at 4,610 m, from where you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the San Pablo lagoon and the Anden Highlands.

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