Climb iliniza north 16,818 ft/5.126 m!


Trip Description
The Iliniza north is a pick rocky without permanent snow. It’s an easy climb with some scramble – passages, the last meters may be a bit difficult, due to loose rocks. It can be climbed within 2 days or 1 day and as mentioned above is very suitable to get used to altitude. Throughout the trip we pass a night at the refuge at a height of 4650 m in order to start the climb at the break of dawn.




Day 1:

Nuevos Horizontes Refuge


Day 2:

Iliniza Norte Summit t



climb iliniza summit Day By Day

Day 1: Nuevos Horizontes Refuge (15,580ft/4.750m)

Elevation:15,580 ft / 4.750 m

  • We will leave from Quito (9,186ft/2.800m) in the morning and drive through the Avenue of the Volcanoes until we get to the village of “El Chaupi”. We will continue driving up until we get to “La Virgen parking lot” (12,795ft/3.900m). Once there, we will start a 3-hour hike up to the “Nuevos Horizontes refuge” (15,580ft/4.750m). We will relax for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner will be served by late afternoon (BL/D)
    Meals: -/Box Lunch/dinner
    Accommodation: Nuevos Horizontes Refuge

Day 2: Illiniza Norte Summit (16,818ft/5.126m)


  1. Our climbing day starts at 5 am. We will have a light breakfast, pack our climbing equipment and leave the refuge an hour later. We will continue hiking up towards the saddle formed between both peaks and then to Illiniza Norte summit (16,818ft/ 5.126 m). The approach to the top involves an easy 3-hour scrambling. Once at the summit, we will enjoy and admire the beautiful surroundings. The return back to the refuge will be done in about 2 hours. At the hut we will have something to eat and drink. Then we will pack our stuff and go down to the La Virgen parking lot and drive back to Quito 
  2. Meals: (Breakfas/-/-)
  3. Accommodation: (-/-)


Services included in the tour cost:

  • Ecuadorian qualified and experienced local Mountain Guide (ASEGUIM/UIAGM)
  • Registration in the System SIB (System Information of Biodiversity)
  • Land transportation and transfers to National Parks.
  • All meals during the hikes and climbs (shown above with B: Breakfast, BL: Box lunch and D: Dinner)

Not included:

  • Meals and drinks in hotels (lunch, dinner)
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Hotel in Quito
  • Tips
  • Travel accident and health insurance
  • Luggage insurance and trip cancellation
  • Other non-specified expenses



EcuadorWhat to Bring?
  • 1.- Head torch
  • 2.- Helmet (includes)
  • 3.- Sun Glasses
  • 4.- Buff/ Warm cap  
  • 5.- Backpack
  • 6.- First layer
  • 7.- Second layer
  • 8.-Third layer (Waterproof Windbreaks, Waterproof pants)
  • 9.- Mittens/Gloves
  • 10.- Harness (Includes)
  • 11.- Inside gloves
  • 12.- Carabiners (Includes)
  • 13.- Thermal pants
  • 14.- Ice ax (includes)
  • 15.- Dynamic Rope (includes)
  • 16.- Thermal Lycra
  • 17.- Gaiters (includes)
  • 18.- Socks Mountain
  • 19.- Crampons (Includes)
  • 20.- Mountaineering boots (Includes)
  • 21.- Sleeping Bag
  • 22.- Battery Groups AAA
  • 23.- Sunscreen
  • 24.- Trekking Poles
  • 25.- Thermo / Canteen fro Water
  • 26.- Energy bars


    • On this trip, places are still available000USD per person group of 2
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    • - 30 days or more before the Departure Date = loss of deposit.
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    Country / Location: Ecuador


    In Ecuador you can Climb all year, but these are the seasons

    High Season: June to August / December to January
    Low season: February to May / September to November

    Ecuador is a fantastic destination that offers plenty of options for travel lovers. In addition to the Andes, Galápagos and Amazon Jungle are also part of this amazing land.

    Difficulty: (Beginner) No prior climbing experience is required. Climbers should be in good physical condition and it is highly recommended that they have some backpacking experience.
    Places: On this trip, places are still available. *Available
    Trip-code: Number ►Cotoclimb-2D
    Duration: 2 days
    Participants: Minimum: 2 Maximum: 12
    Mountain Guide / TripAdvisor: Fernando Iza
    Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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