Hike up Quilindaña Volcano on our 3 days 2 night tour! Be prepared to take in spectacular views at the top, and put your abilities to the test.
|Number of Travelers||Price Per Person|
|2 - 3||USD $863.00|
Quilindaña Volcano is located in the west of Ecuador’s Napo province, and is an imposing mountain with a pyramidal and sharp peak, sitting on the moors of the Valle Vicioso river. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to observe, due to the fact that it is semi-hidden between the hills and larger mountains – however, despite its somewhat isolated position, the Quilindaña Volcano is part of the numerous group of volcanic mountains that make up the extensive Tiopullo knot. Join us on a 3 days 2 nights tour as we bring you to climb up Quilindaña – 4919 meters (16134 feet) above sea level. Be prepared to be wowed by the amazing views it offers!
Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
Start/ End Location: Quito, Ecuador
Miscellaneous: This tour can accommodate a maximum of 3 travelers per group. If your group has more than 3 travelers, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will try our best to find a group for you.
Day 1: Quito – Base Camp
Day 1 will see you start from Quito early in the morning, where you will be driven eastwards for about 3.5 hours, through the “Avenue of the Volcanoes” and then passing by the south side of Cotopaxi Volcano. This drive is very demanding as it is over very swampy terrain, hence a good 4WD will be needed which will bring you to about 3800 meters (12464 feet) above sea level. At this point, you will organize your climbing and camping equipment in your backpack and start a 3 to 4-hour hike up to base camp – 4100 meters (13448 feet) above sea level. This is where you will set up your tent and if there is enough time in the afternoon, you can check the route and fix some ropes on the first section of the hike. Dinner will be served by late afternoon before you call it a day
Day 2: Base Camp – Summit of Quilindaña Volcano (16,134ft/4.919m) – Base Camp
On the second day, rise and shine will be early, around 03:00 am. And after some light breakfast and gear-packing, you will start your hike towards the base of the wall. The initial sections will involve a lot of scrambling and some very loose volcanic rocks, and you will be climbing for many hours until you arrive at the saddle 4700 meters (15416 feet) above sea level. This is where you will have better terrains with more solid and compacted rocks, albeit a bit steeper. The last 200 meters towards the top will be done in 2 to 3 hours before you arrive at the summit, taking in the spectacular views it offers. The views atop this mountain are unique compared to its bigger neighbors like Cotopaxi and Antisana, with beautiful lakes on the base. The descent will be done by using many rappels – the first part will be easy and stabl, but the lower sections will be more complicated due to poor rock conditions. This entire ascent and descent will take you 11 to 13 hours in total, and you will arrive back at base camp in the late afternoon, before dinner and calling it a night.
Day 3: Base Camp – Quito
On this last day of the trip, you will have breakfast and pack all your things, before taking a 3.5-hour trip back to Quito.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.