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Sincholagua Ecuador: Full-Day Unforgettable Hike

Hike up Sincholagua Ecuador in a day! Climb up Ecuador’s 12th highest peak and put your mental and physical abilities to the test.

USD $288.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $288.00
2USD $156.00
3 or moreUSD $145.00

Sincholagua Ecuador: Hike up this Mountain in 1 Day!

Sincholagua Ecuador is an inactive volcano located in 17 km northeast of Cotopaxi Volcano and 45 km southeast of Quito. Join us on a Sincholagua Ecuador full-day tour and hike up this mountain to take in the spectacular views!

Sincholagua Volcano is the 12th highest peak in the country at 4899 meters above sea level, but also one of the lesser known ones. The name of the mountain comes from the indigenous language Quichua and means “strong above”. Due to its close proximity to Cotopaxi, the second highest peak in Ecuador and the most popular volcano, it is far less frequently visited compared to other mountains in the country. It has a sharp peak and at one point had glacial cover year round, but all of the glaciers melted a few decades ago. However, snow can still be seen on the peak since there is there is sometimes heavy snowfall at the summit.

On this tour, after a delicious breakfast in Cotopaxi National Park, you will be driven for an hour to 4100 meters above sea level, where you will follow a grassy ridge until a rocky steep place, and then continue hiking up for about 4 hours until you get to the last section – a 30 meters of almost vertical easy scrambling that leads to the summits of Sincholagua Volcano.

The ascent will take approximately 3 to 4 hours, and there is an option to use a rappel during the descent, before heading back at the end of the day.


  • Climb up Ecuador’s 12th highest peak
  • Have breakfast in Cotopaxi National Park
  • Put your mental and physical abilities to the test

Tour Information

Duration: Full day
Start/End location: Quito, Ecuador
Availability: Year-round

What’s Included

  • Transportation to and from hotel
  • Local mountain guide
  • All meals
  • Entrance fees to national parks

What’s Not Included

  • Hiking equipment (boots, sunglasses, waterproof clothes, hat etc.)
  • Personal insurance
  • Tips
  • Other non-specified expenses

What to Bring

  • Comfortable clothes and shoes


Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador

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Parque Nacional Cotopaxi, Latacunga, Cotopaxi, Ecuador -0.692808, -78.427277

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