El Corazón is located on the western side of the Avenue of Volcanos south of Quito. It is a common acclimatization climb for mountaineers preparing themselves for ascents on 5000 - 6000+ meter peaks. It is named such because some claim to see the shape of a heart on the mountain in two gullies from the northwest.The hike and limb is through the beautiful páramo tall grass vegetation.
Day 1: Quito – Corazón 4788 m
The starting point of this exciting trip will be in El Chaupi Village, a small town famous because of its agricultural industry. We will be taken to Illinizas Ecological Reserve from where we will start the hike up to the volcano.
During our walk we can admire the green fields and the nature around us. Although some hours later the trail starts to get steeper, its landscapes are unbelievably great. The whole climb will take us about 7 hours, so that we always recommend some previous mountaineering experience.
Once in Corazon Summit, the viewpoint will talk by itself. We can enjoy a panoramic sight of the famous Avenue of The Volcanoes and other Ecuadorian peaks of the region. After a deserved lunch we will come back to El Chaupi by car and celebrate with a delicious coffee in Andes Alpes Cafe, we did such a exciting expedition together.
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Included meals: BL= Box Lunch