Tortuga Tours Travelling in Ecuador
Tortuga ToursTravelling in Ecuador

ACCLIMATIZATION 9 DAYS


This acclimatization program is designed to prepare & instruct people in high altitude mountain climbing from 4000m till 6000m. With the assistance of a qualified and bilingual guide, this acclimatization program increases the fitness of climbers in order for the passenger to get in a better shape ending on successful climbs. On these 7 days you will reach the summit of 4 most known Ecuadorian volcanoes, including Cotopaxi, the highest active volcano in the whole world! These climb offers spectacular views of Ecuador & Volcanoes Avenue. If do not have experience, these package is perfect for you, making you gain the necessary ability & skills to climb some of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.

 

ITINERARY:

 

DAY 1: PASOCHOA

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

 

DAY 2: CORAZON / RUMIÑAHUI

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

 

DAY 3: ILINIZAS NORTE

  • Pick up at designated time
  • Transfer to Northern Ilinizas
  • Begin ascent
  • Reach the summit
  • Transfer to Chuquiragua Lodge - Accommodation
  • Breakfast / box lunch

 

DAY 4: RESTING DAY

  • Rest day at Chuquiragua Lodge 
  • Breakfast

 

DAY 5 & 6: 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
  • Transfer to Chuquiragua Lodge - Accommodation
  • Breakfasts / box lunch / dinner / box breakfast

 

DAY 7: RESTING DAY

  • Rest day at Chuquiragua Lodge 
  • Breakfast

 

DAY 8 & 9: CHIMBORAZO

  • Travel to Chimborazo National Park
  • Equipment check followed by practice on glaciers (depends on weather)
  • Dinner, sleep, wake up & begin climbing.
  • Reach summit
  • Return to refuge
  • 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

 

  • CHIMBORAZO

 

Physical Level: high

Technical Level: high

Maximum Elevation: 6.310 m / 20.702 ft

Minimum Elevation: 4.800 m / 15.748 ft

Terrain: Sand, rock, snow, ice, mixed

 

 

Contact

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+593 (0) 987048121

 

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