Tortuga Tours Travelling in Ecuador
Tortuga ToursTravelling in Ecuador

ACCLIMATIZATION 5 DAYS


This acclimatization program is designed to prepare & instruct people in high altitude mountain climbing from 4000m / 13123 ft. till 6000m / 19685 ft. With the assistance of a certified and bilingual guide, this acclimatization program increases the fitness of climbers in order to get in a better shape ending on successful climbs. On these 5 days you will reach the summit of 3 most known Ecuadorian volcanoes, including Chimborazo, the highest volcano in Ecuador! This climb offers spectacular views of the Avenue of the Volcanoes. If you do not have experience, these package is perfect for you, making you gain the necessary ability & skills to climb and enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

 

ITINERARY:

 

DAY 1: PASOCHOA / CORAZON / RUMIÑAHUI

  • Pick up at designated time
  • Transfer to chosen mountain
  • Short briefing (climate conditions / equipment explanation / height conditions)
  • Begin ascent
  • Reach summit
  • Travel to Chuquiragua Lodge - Accommodation
  • Box lunch

 

DAY 2: NORTHERN ILINIZAS

  • Breakfast
  • Check the equipment
  • Leave from the Lodge to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Reach the summit
  • Accommodation at Chuquiragua Lodge
  • Breakfast – Box lunch

 

DAY 3: RESTING DAY

  • Rest day in Chuquiragua Lodge
  • Breakfast

 

DAY 4 & 5: COTOPAXI

  • Travel to Cotopaxi National Park followed by trek to the refuge
  • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather)
  • Dinner, sleep, wake up & begin climbing.
  • Reach summit
  • Return to refuge to have breakfast
  • Departure to Quito
  • Breakfasts / box lunch / dinner / box breakfast

 

 

INCLUDED ON THE TOUR:

  • Transportation from Quito to all volcanoes and way back
  • Professional Bilingual Guide (ASEGUIM certification)
  • Climbing equipment (polar pants & jacket, waterproof jacket & pants, plastic climbing boots, crampons, ice axe, climbing harness, gators, outside gloves)
  • Accommodation at Chuquiragua Lodge
  • Meals described on itinerary

 

EXCLUDED ON TOUR:

  • Park entrance fees
  • Sleeping Bag                                    
  • Tips
  • Head Lamp
  • Sunglasses
  • Climbing backpacks 

 

NECESSARY EQUIPEMENT:

  • Sleeping bag                                
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera                                               
  • Big & Small back pack
  • Inside Polar Gloves                           
  • Wool Hat
  • Extra Water                                         
  • Sun Cream
  • Extra Energy Drinks & Snacks          

 

TIPS FOR A SUCCESFUL TOUR:

  • Hydrate three days before this tour
  • Sleep well the night before
  • Do not drink alcohol or smoke at least two days before
  • Bring some snacks: energy bars, chocolate and water
  • Eat healthy food few days before

 

TECHNICAL INFORMATION:


  •  PASOCHOA

Physical Level: low

Technical Level: low

Maximum Elevation: 4.200 m / 13.779 ft

Minimum Elevation: 3.300 m / 10.826 ft

Terrain: Sandpit, rock

 

  • CORAZON

Physical Level: Average

Technical Level: Low-Average

Maximum elevation: 4788 m. / 15.709 ft

Minimum elevation: 3.100 m / 10.170 ft

Terrain: Medium grass prairie, rock 


  • RUMIÑAHUI

Physical Level: low-average

Technical Level: low-average

Maximum elevation: 4757m / 15607 ft

Minimum elevation: 3.100 m / 10.170 ft

Terrain: Medium grass prairie, sandpit, rock

 

  • NORTHERN ILINIZAS

Physical Level: average

Technical Level: average

Maximum Elevation: 5.126 m / 16.817 ft

Minimum Elevation: 3.900 m / 12.795 ft

Terrain: Medium grass, sandpit, rock, snow

  

  • COTOPAXI

Physical Level: average-high

Technical Level: average-high

Maximum Elevation: 5.897 m / 19.347 ft

Minimum Elevation: 4.600 m / 15.091 ft

Terrain: Sandpit, snow, ice

 

 

Contact

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+593 (0) 987048121

 

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