Ilinizas Volcano Climbing Ecuador

Climbing Iliniza Norte in 2 days

The northern peak is 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 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

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Travel program


Day 1: Quito – Nuevos Horizontes Hut (15,580ft/4.750m)

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

Detailed Program

Day 1: Quito – Nuevos Horizontes Hut (15,580ft/4.750m)
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 Hut” (15,580ft/4.750m). We will relax for the rest of the afternoon. Dinner will be served by late afternoon (BL/D)

Day 2: Illiniza Norte Summit (16,818ft/5.126m) – Quito
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 (B/BL)

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner BL= Box Lunch

What's Included

Services included in the prices:
  • Superior service
  • A registered and fully licensed Tour Operator
  • Private transportation to the whole tour
  • Professional ASEGUIM mountain guide (ratio 2 climbers -1 guide)
  • Meals on the mountain as mentioned above (B: Breakfast; BL: Box Lunch; D: Dinner)
  • Accommodation in Nuevos Horizontes Hut
  • Illinizas entrance fee, and permit registration

Not included:
  • Personal mountain gear (warm cloths, sleeping bags, sun glasses, head lamp, etc.
  • Extra drinks in the Hut
  • Tips
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Other non-specified expenses

Prices & Dates

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. Galápagos and amazon Jungle are part of this amazing land.

Difficulty: Demanding
Dates & Prices: To be determined / Contact us!
Places: On this trip, places are still available. *Available
Trip-code: Number ►Ec-1981
Duration: 2 days
Participants: Minimal: 2 Maximal: 12
Country / Location: Ecuador
Mountain Guide: Fernando Iza
Other dates / additional info: Contact us!

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