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Fixed Departure Cotopaxi Climb

Prices start from US$500 per person (based on four) and includes private transportation to and from the start of the climb, all food on the climb, all camping equipment and a bilingual professional mountain guide.
Entrances to the park, acclimatisation days around Quito and accommodation in Quito is not included.

2005 Fixed group departure tours start with a minimum of 4 passengers:
Jun 23rd - 24th
Jul 14th - 15th
Aug 11th - 12th



Cotopaxi 5897m
(2 days, 1 night)Cotopaxi

Day 1:
After breakfast, transfer to the Cotopaxi National Park. Visit to the natural history museum before lunch. Once at the refuge (4600m), arrange all the equipment before training on the glacier including crampon techinques, rope work and ice axe techniques. Dinner and then rest until midnight for the night start.

Day 2:
Wake at midnight in order to reach the summit by 7 o'clock and be off the snow by 10 o'clock, when the snow softens and becomes dangerous. The first hour out of the refuge is spent ascending the pumice-covered slope to the glacier. The glacier then has to be crossed, avoiding the crevasses, before joining a ridge to make the summit passing close by the western edge of Yana Sacha. This rock cliff dominates the northern face of the volcano. Grades average out at about 40%. After reaching the summit, return to the refuge for about 10 AM. Return transfer to Quito.

For climbs to Chimborazo, Iliniza and Cayambe, ask for further details.
Or if you wish to combine a Cotopaxi climb with a Galapagos cruise, contact us for availability.

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For current availability contact us at and we will send you the relevant trip dossier along with a 90 day fixed quote, terms and conditions.

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